One-Hour Archery Class for One, Two, or Four at Shooting Academy Canada Ltd. (Up to 42% Off)

Shooting Academy Canada Ltd.

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In a Nutshell

Archery classes teach students the basic techniques of aiming a bow and shooting arrows at a target with supplies provided

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required, subject to availability. Advanced booking recommended for weekends. 24-hour cancellation notice required. Must sign waiver. Valid ID required. Valid for children ages 6 and up. 12 participants maximum per class. Cannot be combined with other offers. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Tax & gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

  • C$24 for a one-hour archery class for one (C$40 value)
  • C$47 for a one-hour archery class for two (C$80 value)
  • C$92 for a one-hour archery class for four (C$160 value)

String Theory: A Glossary of the Different Shapes of Bows

When drawing a bow, the force doesn’t come from the string stretching—it comes from changing the shape of the bow itself. Here’s a rundown of common bow shapes and how they affect an archer.

Straight: the straight bow is the simplest form of bow—just a simple curve of wood connected by a string. The rigid shape makes it easier to draw initially, but as the string is drawn farther back, the strength required to shoot it increases. A longer bow generally results in greater power—traditional English longbows, for instance, could fire arrows an estimated 240 meters with a force of up to 180 pounds.

Recurve: the tips of a recurve bow curve slightly away from the archer at each end, which shortens the distance between the string and the bow at rest so that, when drawn, the string can travel farther before releasing the arrow. This makes the bow more energy efficient since the additional distance adds momentum to the shot. This is the type of bow used in international archery competitions.

Reflex: when unstrung, the entire body of a reflex bow curves completely away from the archer. This C shape imbues the bow material with considerable potential energy, allowing for a shorter length without sacrificing power or strength. That tension also makes them notoriously difficult to string, rendering them practically useless for modern hunters to floss the venison out of their teeth.

Compound: instead, modern hunters often rely on compound bows, which use a system of pulleys to do most of the work of drawing the string. Even when a string is fully drawn, the pulleys often hold part or even most of the draw weight, allowing the archer to hold and aim the bow without as much strain or fatigue.

Customer Reviews

48 Ratings

The instructors were knowledgeable, patient and encouraging. Good experience all around
Dionne W. · November 25, 2016
Great Time, we were totally new to Archery not sure what to expect, but we absolutely loved it, Good Staff, we got to learn from 2 instructors and had a blast We will certainly be back
Harry G. · November 7, 2016
Great friendly staff, very fun, I'll be going back for more lessons.
Steve P. · January 17, 2016
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    Shooting Academy Canada Ltd.

    1510 Birchmount Rd

    Suite 220

    Toronto, ON M1P 2G6

    +14165511610

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