END OF THE WORLDS
With the wrapping of the World Cup Final in Yankton, one of the more intense international outdoor archery seasons in living memory draws to a close. The fact that it all went ahead is important; regardless of whether you take an interest in the international side of things, it is a key part of the engine that drives the sport on all levels, from inspiring juniors to manufacturer confidence. Without archery at the Olympics, which distributes working capital to governing bodies and national Olympic committees, and brings central government funding from all over the world, the sport we do would be hugely diminished. And just a few months ago, no one was quite sure if it was going to happen or not.
In this issue of your soaraway Bow, we cover the senior Worlds, plus a special interview with 17-year-old Casey Kaufhold, who finished the season with a remarkable world silver medal. Also from the USA, we have quite the tale from Boo Mcafee, creator of the Johnny Cashhonouring Ring Of Fire mahogany bow. We also review the amazing tabs from Fairweather
Archery in Australia, and Hugh Soar takes a look at the history of archery magazines in a feature that was supposed to appear in our 150th anniversary issue, but we ran out of room.
And, of course, it’s the time of year for a seasonal Gift Guide. It can be the Christmas Gift Guide if you want, it’s just this issue is coming out before the beginning of November, which I think is a fraction too early for a ‘Christmas Gift Guide’. Regardless, I suspect a lot of you will be looking forward to the holidays this year, after a couple of years of chaos. Hope you find something you need. Or just like.
See you on the shooting line,