PE 251 - Indoor archery design A safety buffer should be...

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Indoor archery design: A safety buffer should be provided behind the targets for at least 50 yards. For an indoor range this usually involves a net or some sort of extra padding. Allow at least 15 yards on either side of the targets. The waiting line is a line behind which archers who are waiting to shoot should stand behind. The shooting line is the line that the archers straddle while shooting. The target line is a line drawn out in front of the target that acts as a speed bump for archers retrieving their arrows. When archers retrieve their arrows, they should stop at the target line to score arrows before removing them. During shooting, a non shooting archer is always designated as the safety officer. It is this person’s sole duty to control the archery range safety and to issue the standard commands to fire. Archers can then concentrate on their shooting. A bow rack is sometimes set up near the waiting line for archers to place their bows out of the way. Ground quivers are sometimes provided at public ranges to hold arrows upright when not being used. The following is a list of whistle commands for archery; two blasts means come up from the waiting line and straddle the shooting line, but do not touch the arrows at this time. One blast means you may shoot and when all the arrows are shot, return to the waiting line. Three blasts mean retrieve your arrows and when all the arrows are retrieved, return to the waiting line. Four or more blasts mean emergency. Stop what you are doing because there is danger on the range. Un-draw your bow and stand still on the shooting line to await instructions. The following are some stretches that should be done to warm up before shooting; arm extensions are done by extending your arms above your head and interlocking your hands with your palms facing outward. Shoulder extensions are done by gently pulling your elbow across your chest toward the opposite shoulder. Triceps extensions are done by holding your arms up, cradling your head on either side and holding your elbow with the opposite hand and gently pull the elbow behind your head. Each of these exercises is held for 5-15 seconds. Bows: The bow, when drawn back, stores energy that it then transfers to the arrow when you release the string. To optimize this function you must find a bow that fits your body properly. The center part that the archer holds onto is called the handle. If this section separates from the rest of the bow it may be called the riser. Above and below the handle are the limbs which form the curve. A bowstring connects at the tip of the limbs. The bowstring is often made of a series of synthetic fibers that are protected by outer wrappers at the ends and the center called servings. The center serving will often have a small brass ring or wound thread on it called the nock
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