Intro to Archery Lesson or Archery-Range Visit for Two at Woods Archery Range at The Crossbow Store (50% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Intro archery lesson teaches the basics of using a bow, using the range’s equipment; one-hour visit gives access to the archery range

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant cancellation/re-scheduling policy of 24 hours applies. Lesson blocks fill up at 8 students per hour. Customers who purchase the archery-range-visit option must bring own equipment. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $25 for a one-hour intro archery lesson for two ($50 value)
  • $15 for one-hour archery-range visit for two experienced shooters ($30 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

We had so much fun! It's something new for us and we love it.
Iris · December 19, 2016
Fun times
Alfredo G. · December 15, 2016
The small group instruction was very professional and effective. I had positive experience with this groupon.
Morgan K. · December 9, 2016
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    South El Monte

    1434 Santa Anita Avenue

    South El Monte, CA 91733

    +16265828898

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