What is flutter and arrow

General material science


The trained archer knows his material and thus the properties and the effects on archery. Archery is a technically very demanding discipline, this applies equally to the shooting technique to be used in archery and to the material used.

An arrow that does not fit the bow will flutter strongly in flight and this leads to poor shooting results. It is true that a well-coordinated arrow and a good bow do not make a good archer. But a poorly matched material turns a good archer into a bad archer. With poor material, the beginner can never develop into a good archer. Part of the development of the archer is that he gradually acquires knowledge of the material over time. This section describes the basic knowledge that is essential for archery. In practice, the beginner should be accompanied by a trainer or an experienced archer.

The arrows are made of different materials. There are wooden arrows, aluminum arrows and carbon arrows. The different materials have different properties.

In 100% of women and around 90% of men, the tendon is in contact with clothing. The tendon can get caught in clothing when it is fired and thus deflect the arrow. The stripe protection prevents this.

When fired, the bow should be able to jump straight ahead out of the hand without being influenced by the bow hand. The bow loop or a finger loop is used so that the archer does not have to hold the bow with his hand during archery and thus exert unnecessary pressure on the bow.

The tab and the glove protect the archer's hand. But the tab also allows the archer to repeat the shot and is therefore recommended for all recurve bows and longbows.

What are the differences between the various limb models from the various manufacturers. There is no direct comparison that allows beginners to assess the different limbs.

The visor is allowed for compound bows and recurve bows. Archery can be more precise with a sight.

The middle part is for recurve bows made of wood or metal. Most entry-level bows are made of wood, but these bows are not suitable for tournament shooters, as there are hardly any tuning options for the bow tuner. The tournament shooter needs a middle part made of metal, which is capable of very good shooting performance with accessories.

The standing height is a fixed value for recurve shooters. The standing height is the distance between the handle of the middle section and the string. The stand height can change with each construction. In addition, the stand height depends on the weather. The standing height has an influence on the arrow flight and should be checked again and again by every archer.

The button has a great influence on the arrow flight with the recurve bow. The button pushes the arrow away from the middle part and is the most important tuning part available in archery.

The archer can assist archery with a variety of things. Here are a few things listed that are not directly needed for archery, but can be helpful.

The quiver serves as a container for the arrows and is available as a side quiver and as a back quiver.

The mouth marks are an additional aiming aid for the archer. The mouth marks may be mounted on compound bows and on recurve bows.

The peep sight may only be used with compound bows. The Peep Sight helps archers to aim more precisely and is available with built-in magnifications.

The release is a release aid that is only allowed for compound bows. The release allows the archer to loosen the string straight, so the string no longer experiences sideways oscillations, as is the case when releasing it with the tab.

The level is a useful tool for the training session. The compound bow may also use the level during the competition.

The stabilizer is very distinctive and noticeable on an arch. The stabilizer increases the weight of the bow and thus ensures greater damping and significantly better guidance.

The clicker is a pull-out control for the Olympic recurve bow. The clicker takes its name from the clicking sound and is mounted on the middle part of the arch.

The eye patch supports archery with two eyes open.

Anyone who is an archer and at the same time wearing glasses has a problem, depending on the eyesight and the distance, in which the target can “jump” very strongly to the side with the smallest deviations in the posture of the head, the result being lateral scattering of the groups of arrows. Special shooting glasses can help the archer in his sport.

Arrows can dig deep into the target or into other objects. There are arrow pullers so that the arrows can be easily pulled out of the target.