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Shooting the Stickbow: A Practical Approach to Classical Archery, 2nd Edition
 
4.8

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to understand (27)
  • Informative (27)
  • Relevant (26)
  • Well written (25)
  • Deserves multiple readings (23)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Reference (20)
    • Gift (11)
    • Older readers (8)
    • Younger readers (5)
    • Travel reading (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Everyday reader (18), Casual reader (5), Bookworm (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good book for people starting in archery

    I am a beginning archer and wish I read Chapter 1 before buying my first bow. The draw weight of my first bow was a little heavy for me (over bowed). Where I...Read complete review

    I am a beginning archer and wish I read Chapter 1 before buying my first bow. The draw weight of my first bow was a little heavy for me (over bowed). Where I wish I went with a lighter draw weight for my first bow, the form exercises in the book quickly helped me develop my archery muscles before I took my first shot. I was actually on the paper with my first shot but go back to the book frequently to help refine my form.

    I like that the author starts with basic form and "instinctive shooting". My first bow is an Iron Mountain 62" longbow 58# @ 28" and my goal is to become a proficient instinctive shooter. My one disappointment is the book is more geared towards the Olympic style target shooter. Shooting off of the shelf, as most traditional longbow shooters do, is seen as a disadvantage and there is not much information about hunting as a traditional archer.

    I feel the emphasis on consistency and good from are key to hitting the mark every time and should be practiced before going out to hunt. After that I would recommend getting out into the woods and doing some stump shooting to explore what works best for you in situations that would be more akin to hunting as opposed to target shooting at the range where it is much easier to get into correct form every time.

    Overall this book is a good read with a ton of information on form, equipment and tuning. It is a book that I will go back to time and time again as a reference.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Just OK

    I was hoping for a little more conceptual ideas instead of simply "this is the way it's done". One of the things that I love about traditional archery is that everyone can...Read complete review

    I was hoping for a little more conceptual ideas instead of simply "this is the way it's done". One of the things that I love about traditional archery is that everyone can develope their own style and feel for it. This book seems to have a pretty rigid structure that they want you to follow exactly. That being said, there is a TON of info at a very reasonable price, and this is a valuable addition to any book collection.

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    5.0

    Great book

    By Louie

    from Florida

    About Me Everyday Reader

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Understand
    • Informative
    • Relevant
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Archery Knowledge

      Comments about Shooting the Stickbow: A Practical Approach to Classical Archery, 2nd Edition:

      Very informative

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      5.0

      Wonderful reference book for old and new

      By Maverick

      from West Suffield, CT

      About Me Everyday Reader

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Easy To Understand
      • Informative
      • Inspirational
      • Must Have Reference
      • Relevant
      • Well Written

      Cons

      • NONE

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Older Readers
      • Reference
      • Younger Readers

      Comments about Shooting the Stickbow: A Practical Approach to Classical Archery, 2nd Edition:

      This is a valuable reference book for traditional archers old and new. Wish I'd had this book 35 years ago.

      Comment on this review

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Shooting the stickboe 2d edition

      By cyrille

      from southern Louisiana

      About Me Everyday Reader

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Understand
      • Informative
      • Well Written

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Older Readers
        • Reference
        • Special Needs

        Comments about Shooting the Stickbow: A Practical Approach to Classical Archery, 2nd Edition:

        I gave this a 3 star rating because I haven't finished the book yet. However what I have read id clear and helpful. IMO This is a very good reference book but the chapters themselves are very readable.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good book for people starting in archery

        By Yankee Longbow

        from W. Greenwich, RI

        About Me Casual Reader

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Easy To Understand
        • Informative
        • Relevant
        • Well Written

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Beginner Form Development
          • Reference

          Comments about Shooting the Stickbow: A Practical Approach to Classical Archery, 2nd Edition:

          I am a beginning archer and wish I read Chapter 1 before buying my first bow. The draw weight of my first bow was a little heavy for me (over bowed). Where I wish I went with a lighter draw weight for my first bow, the form exercises in the book quickly helped me develop my archery muscles before I took my first shot. I was actually on the paper with my first shot but go back to the book frequently to help refine my form.

          I like that the author starts with basic form and "instinctive shooting". My first bow is an Iron Mountain 62" longbow 58# @ 28" and my goal is to become a proficient instinctive shooter. My one disappointment is the book is more geared towards the Olympic style target shooter. Shooting off of the shelf, as most traditional longbow shooters do, is seen as a disadvantage and there is not much information about hunting as a traditional archer.

          I feel the emphasis on consistency and good from are key to hitting the mark every time and should be practiced before going out to hunt. After that I would recommend getting out into the woods and doing some stump shooting to explore what works best for you in situations that would be more akin to hunting as opposed to target shooting at the range where it is much easier to get into correct form every time.

          Overall this book is a good read with a ton of information on form, equipment and tuning. It is a book that I will go back to time and time again as a reference.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Quick delivery, good service and great book. I have made other purchases with 3 Rivers Archery and will continue to do business with them.

          Thanks

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Excellent Read!!!

          By Big J

          from Omaha, NE

          About Me Everyday Reader

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Easy To Understand
          • Informative
          • Relevant
          • Well Written

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift
            • Newcomers To Trad Archery
            • Reference
            • Younger Readers

            Comments about Shooting the Stickbow: A Practical Approach to Classical Archery, 2nd Edition:

            I recently got back into the archery scene after a long hiatus. It's good to be home! I was taught as a child by my father who was an excellent teacher, however he didn't ever really give me the theory behind shooting. It was just "do it this way because..." That definitely gave me a good foundation, but being the inquisitive type, I wanted to seek out more knowledge, more of the "why" so to speak.

            This is a great book and is exhaustive in its content. I think new archers and experienced alike would find something they like about the book and something useful. The sections on equipment and technique were spot on and at times, the information was almost too exhaustive! I can see myself rereading sections and possibly even packing the text up for the range. Great book and I would highly recommend it.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Just OK

            By Eric

            from Newnan, GA

            About Me Everyday Reader

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Understand
            • Informative
            • Relevant

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Reference

              Comments about Shooting the Stickbow: A Practical Approach to Classical Archery, 2nd Edition:

              I was hoping for a little more conceptual ideas instead of simply "this is the way it's done". One of the things that I love about traditional archery is that everyone can develope their own style and feel for it. This book seems to have a pretty rigid structure that they want you to follow exactly. That being said, there is a TON of info at a very reasonable price, and this is a valuable addition to any book collection.

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              A must have

              By Corey Lies

              from Wichita, KS

              About Me Everyday Reader

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Deserves Multiple Readings
              • Easy To Understand
              • Informative
              • Inspirational
              • Relevant
              • Well Written

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gift
                • Older Readers
                • Reference
                • Travel Reading

                Comments about Shooting the Stickbow: A Practical Approach to Classical Archery, 2nd Edition:

                To start off I should note that I am an amateur stickbow shooter. I have been shooting a compound for several years but just recently picked up a recurve for a little change. My bow shop is great but they just don't have a lot of knowledge when it comes to stickbows. This is the part where this book comes in. I had a ton of questions about anchoring and shooting form. When I first started I was slapping myself with the string but this book taught me that was due to a brace height issue. For that information alone it was worth the pricetag. I will keep it around as a reference guide for tuning and any questions I may have about the recurve in the future.

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                5.0

                Fantastic book!

                By Tom

                from Ohio

                Pros

                • Deserves Multiple Readings
                • Easy To Understand
                • Informative
                • Relevant
                • Well Written

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Shooting the Stickbow: A Practical Approach to Classical Archery, 2nd Edition:

                    This book is simply amazing. While I knew that I didn't know all there is to know about traditional archery, I felt confident in my knowledge as a solid base. Reading this book was quite humbling as it showed me how much I didn't know! The amount of information in this book is incredible. A must for any archer who wants to continuously improve. Well done Mr. Camera.

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    Great BOOK,worth the money,

                    By BLACKARROW

                    from Mascouche,Quebec Canada

                    About Me Bookworm

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Cannot go wrongone more
                    • Easy To Understand
                    • Informative
                    • Inspirational
                    • Relaxing reading
                    • Relevant
                    • Well Written

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Reference

                      Comments about Shooting the Stickbow: A Practical Approach to Classical Archery, 2nd Edition:

                      *****3-RIVERS ARCHERY*****To me,YOU can be sure
                      they are what they say:Longbow & Recurve Experts.
                      Outstanding SERVICE,Quick DELIVERY.Cannot ask
                      better.I am from Quebec,Canada,even with the CUSTOMS
                      10 days delivery,that is fine.I received exactly what I had ordered.In a few months it is my 4th,order,everything is PERFECT.HATS OFF TO THE 3-RIVERS TEAM!

                      Comment on this review

                       
                      5.0

                      Great book!

                      By Steve G

                      from Ontario, Canada

                      About Me Everyday Reader

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Deserves Multiple Readings
                      • Easy To Understand
                      • Informative
                      • Relevant
                      • Very technical

                      Cons

                      • Poorly quality photos

                      Best Uses

                      • Reference

                      Comments about Shooting the Stickbow: A Practical Approach to Classical Archery, 2nd Edition:

                      I have a very extensive hunting and fishing library with a very good section on traditional archery. This book fits right in and is a great complement to Byron Ferguson's Become the Arrow and Brian Sorrel's book. While both of those books provide great tips on shooting and much more, Shooting the Stickbow is the best at providing detailed technical instruction on how to make the shot.
                      It's not a great read, but it is a very strong book in terms of information. As others have suggested, it's basically a textbook about traditional bow shooting -- literally everything you need to know is listed.
                      I consider myself an intermediate level shooter with many years of experience, but still found this book helpful - especially the section on mental preparation. The best part is the very reasonable price tag.

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      As always, 3Rivers came through. I was given good advice on the book and great service getting it to my door. This organization should teach others how to deal with customers. They do a fantastic job and deserve our thanks.

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