Archery in Moscow or as three archery teapots were shot

I continue my epopee with trying various active events within the framework of the post. What to do in Moscow at the weekend. This time I decided to try archery in Moscow ...

And when did you last archery? And whether they shot at all? In my memoirs there were only a bow of hazel with a string from a string, and arrows from which they got. I remember that the boys and I made them ourselves, portraying Robin Hoods, but we didn’t see a real bow. Therefore, as soon as I saw the coupon on Biglion, I immediately bought it, only 250rub per hour of archery for memories of childhood.

Archery in Moscow

Surely archery schools in MoscowI exist for a long time, it just did not occur to me to try to come to the landfill and take a one-time lesson. Of course, the price also plays a role here, in everyday life you would have to pay 1500r per hour, not 250r. Perhaps there is somewhere cheaper. In general, I can say I liked it. This is really interesting! Not to say that I now want to enroll in school, but it's worth a try.

This is how an archery range looks like.

This is how an archery range looks like.

Preparing for the competition - new target shields

Preparing for the competition - new target shields

All the action takes place on the street, in the open field,fenced fence. The agiotage was not observed, 8 people shot us there. Naturally, all very serious and equipped: with quivers, in defense, bows with stabilizers and sights. We were pleased with the small children, who easily drove arrows into the target from a distance of 30 meters.

All very serious arrows

All very serious arrows

Children easily drive arrows at 30 meters.

Children easily drive arrows at 30 meters.

Bows are placed on special stands

Bows are placed on special stands

Bows are placed on special stands

Bows are placed on special stands

On professional bows stabilizers are screwed - long sticks

On professional bows stabilizers are screwed - long sticks

Classic sport bows turned out to be big and heavy, and a bit like skis :) Stretching the string, too, I will not say that it is easy. We mostly fired from close range (18 meters), but we didn’t hit the nine, maybe once an hour. Often, our arrows flew away at all, although the foam shield with a target is quite large. Serious competitions are held at 70 meters and above, and how they only hit the target ...

Archery instruction

Archery instruction

My first shot

My first shot

Something hit the target

Something hit the target

The rest is lying around somewhere in the grass

The rest is lying around somewhere in the grass

We, as a real Robin Hoods

We, as a real Robin Hoods

I once again try to hit the target

I once again try to hit the target

For all the time only once in nine

For all the time only once in nine

The instructor also does not mind shooting

The instructor also does not mind shooting

Our arrows and bows

Our arrows and bows. Is it true that skis look like?

Daria shot better than us with a friend

Daria shot better than us with a friend

And sometimes even better.

And sometimes even better.

There are also block bows (or hunting), they are shorterand the principle of tension of the bowstring is different - at first it is very hard, but then it is almost not necessary to hold the string. It is much easier to shoot from them, as when shooting from a common bow, the hand trembles when you hold the bowed string. But Daria was never able to stretch the block bow.

Shooting bow

Shooting bow

From the onion block, too, gave to try

From the onion block, too, gave to try

How to shoot a bow

Shooting was much easier than I thought. The arrow rests on the bow itself on the shelf, and is inserted into the string with a slit, after which you pull the string all the way down, aim, and release. A special protection is worn on the fingers of the right hand so as not to cut the phalanges. A plastic mesh is worn on the wrist to protect against bowstring. True, this defense did not save me, once I somehow unsuccessfully let go of the bowstring three times and hit my arm — not a pleasant feeling. The instructor said that the archers, these places are generally blue.

Meanwhile, the weather turned bad

Meanwhile, time is over, and the weather turned bad

On the left hand protection from the string, on the right finger protection

On the left hand protection from the string, on the right finger protection

P.S. Arrows go gather all together. That is, first they all shot, they wait for the others to finish, then the whole crowd goes and pulls them out of the targets. Therefore, accidents have not yet happened.

P.P.S. More coupons for archery can be searched on Grupon, there may also be.

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