Here’s How You Can Handle The Archer’s Paradox

Most of the archery enthusiasts worry about finding a way around Archer’s Paradox. The featured video in this article will help you understand the science behind avoiding Archer’s Paradox. Anyone who is serious about learning archery has heard about the Archer’s Paradox.

So what is it? Archer’s Paradox happens when an arrow that is traveling in the direction where it was pointed at full draw curves to the side of the target and misses it. This can be quite frustrating. However, there does exist a logical explanation for this as has been explained in the video.

The term, Archer’s Paradox, itself has been around since 1913. Mentions of it can be traced back to 1859 in archery literature. When you place an arrow in the bow, draw it back, and release; the bow gets in the way of the target, thus causing the arrow to curve and eventually end up missing the target.

Toy designers work their way around this by creating bows that facilitate the shooting of the arrow by making it go through the middle. Some toymakers will incorporate offsetting, thus making sure that the arrow hits the target. However, in real life, things are not that easy. Longbow shooters are able to manage to hit the targets by using arrows that are bendable. So, as the arrow goes toward the bow, it curves and then snaps back to hit the intended target. A compound bow has a cut out in the middle that allows the arrow to make a straight flight and hit the target.

The spine is the term used for defining the stiffness of the arrow. It is also critical in making sure that the arrow hits the target. Relying on a spine tester for measuring the spine of arrows can also help you to eliminate the duds. However, that is all from us. Check out the video below and learn how to work your way around the Archer’s Paradox.