Sunday, September 30, 2012

Archery on the Farm



We have been at it again... the weather has been so nice lately that we've been out at my parents-in-laws' farm again practicing like crazy.  

I'm trying to not leave my recuve sitting around, so I brought out both the PSE Nova and Win & Win out to the farm.  

Hope everyone has been getting out and taking advantage of this nice weather! :) 

Cecilia Flaming
Steve Flaming
Steve Flaming

All Images © 2012 Cecilia Flaming

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Archery on the Farm // New Compound Bows



Steve and I took up archery this year... so obviously we had to buy our own bows... of course! :)

Steve found his Bear "Game Over" actually through eBay... brand new with the tags on it still while we were taking our archery class and I bought a new Win & Win recurve around the same time.

Steve was interested in shooting in the 3D shoots that happen at a lot of the local clubs... so he looked around on craigslist for used bows and came across a used PSE Nova that would work for me.  I was hesitant at shooting a compound bow and didn't think I would like it that much, but I'm starting to use it more than my recurve! :)  I think the compound bow I tried in our archery class was probably a bit too high poundage for me and it was scary to shoot... but this PSE Nova is my draw length and a nice lower poundage (40#) so I'm not having any "scare" issues!  We've been out at my inlaw's farm a lot lately practicing, and I had my camera along so why not post some photos? :)



Steve shooting his new Bear "Game Over"
Steve Flaming
Cecilia Flaming
Cecilia Flaming
My "Oldie" PSE Nova
Steve's Bear "Game Over"
All Images © 2012 Cecilia Flaming

Monday, September 10, 2012

Boorman School of Archery




For the past few weeks, my husband Steve and I have been attending an archery course through Boorman Archery.  We have been under the instruction of some amazing teachers, Sheila and Muriel.  They were REALLY patient with all of us in the class, and had plenty of great advice and stories to share.  

They took us through the basics and focused a lot on our form.  We had a chance to try out a few different types of bows... from recurve to compound, and even a long bow!   I gave myself some pretty interesting arm bruises along the way, but it was still a great learning experience.  It was great to be able to be learn proper form and start out in archery focusing on the basics rather than getting wrapped up in the gear and equipment first (especially when you have no idea what you want/need at first!).  That way we walk away with advice and knowledge to start out!  

Yesterdy was our last class, so I brought along my camera to take a few photos.  We "graduated" and earned our certificates from Boorman School of Archery too!  

If you’re interested in archery, I would highly recommend taking a class like this through Boorman Archery!   It was really a lot of fun and a great experience!  


Cecilia Flaming
Cecilia Flaming
Steve Flaming


PS.  For those that are interested in the archery course and live in the Lower Mainland, BC – you can sign up and register at Boorman Archery in New Westminster, BC.  The course takes place a couple doors down at Royal City Archers.  

All Images © 2012 Cecilia Flaming