Shooting a longbow
This part of the guide will
take you through the basics of shooting in the longbow. It assumes some knowledge of archery.
Style of shooting in
the longbow is personal choice so we give some ideas and its up to you what you accept and what you reject.
Its up to you whether you buy arrows or make your own. Either way you
need to know what you are looking for.
This part explains the archers paradox and the importance of getting the right
arrow spine for your bow.
If you want to make your
own arrows you can buy expensive books or follow our guide.
Selecting the shafts
Inserting piles and nocks
Frequently asked questions
If your question is not
answered here send it to FAQ@virtualarchery.org.uk and VAL will try to find the answer and post it on this site.
For links found useful in developing
this site click on links.
Competitons There are many target competitions
which attract longbow entries but I have listed here only those where the competition is only for longbows or wooden bows.
I don't know of any longbow only field or clout competitions. Please let me know of any you have come across.
Lore and fable
Mostly good advice. But also some archery