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Published by Laporte Archery on 09 Jun 2012
Laporte Archery would like to introduce you to a new archery sport; the Bow-Trap!
We are organizing an introductory tour in the states of Virginia,West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North & South Carolina from June to August with a possible extension to September.
You can request from us a free initiation day for your Archery club or shop by email or by phone.
You will find bellow some YouTube video links.
|The Archery Trap is unique and extraordinary! This is the first automatic trap in the world capable of offering aerial and moving targets.The machine is called the Phoenix and is designed for fun and competition.The Game is called Bow Trap and can be enjoyed by all ages and abilities.The Rules can be as creative or as formal as the occasion demands.
The initial market response has been remarkable and is proving that this is the most exciting new development in Archery for decades, as it offers a whole new dimension to the sport.
Archery and clay shooting make compelling partners, with Archery able to offer the following:
Ø A totally environmentally friendly activity – the targets are non-toxic and re-usable and the arrows are easily collected after.
There is no noise, no pollution and no permission required.
Ø The machine can be set-up in 5 minutes, enjoyed for hours and then packed away without leaving any trace of having been on-site
Ø Bow Trap is suitable for all ages and abilities and will attract a whole new client base
Ø Can be enjoyed indoors,outdoors or at night under floodlights
Ø Offers the ideal activity to accompany Summer Barbecue’s
Ø As you already have the infrastructure and suitable land, your investment is restricted to the machine and archery accessories only.
Ø With the Laporte Safety Arrow (available for indoor and outdoor use), the sport becomes completely safe for everyone to enjoy.
The machines are simple in design, user friendly and safe to operate. They are portable with a 12V battery that can launch 5000 targets with a single charge.
It offers a range of trajectories to suit all archers from beginners to professionals.
The Targets are available in 13in and 10in diameter and are re-usable with each target capable of withstanding over 500 strikes with the Flu Flu arrows and indefinitely with the Safety Arrow.
Targets are waterproof and washable. They are orange in colour, making them suitable for all backgrounds and television.
The target density is designed to stop Flu Flu arrows and allow for easy extraction. Bows that can be used include Long, Recurve and Compound bow with draw weights of up to 50 lb.
The machine comes with a 2 Year Guarantee.
The Phoenix is available as a complete “Ready to Start” Package – including targets, bows, arrows and arm protectors. This offers the added commercial benefit of hiring out the equipment.
The return on investment for the Phoenix is very attractive and expected to be inside 6 months.
Wherever the Archery Trap is being used you can hear the laughter, see the enjoyment, feel the pleasure and sense the spirit of competition between the participants.
What better environment can you create for your customers?
Please go to the following links to see the videos of the machine.
-Indoor Archery: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K82gRPYM6C0
-Laporte Trap Demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5na-ICHj1vg
–The Phoenix Trap Presentation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p14bsKRK_3c
Laporte Archery Representative for the USA
Office USA : 1 (276) 644 0094
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : www.laporte-archery.com
Published by twniedermeyer on 26 Apr 2012
The Tennessee Senior Olympic Games has made a great change
for this year. The State Finals for Archery are going to be held in the
AG EXPO PARK of Williamson County. This is a very large indoor
arena in which there are many large events like barrel racing, dog
shows, gun shows, etc. The AG EXPO Park is just south of Franklin,
Tennessee on I-65. Men and women 50 years of age and older
participate in the Senior Olympic Games. The state archery
finals will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 14 and 15TH. Practice
will be on Friday from 4:00 till 7:00 p.m and the state finals will
be on Sunday starting at 9:00 am. A 900 round will be shot.
For more information visit www.tnseniorolympics.com fill out a registration form to participate in the games.
This year is a qualifying year for the National Senior Games
to be held in Cleveland, OH July 21 through August 5th, 2013.
Since this is an open sport, one does not have to pre-shoot at a
district level first. Just fill out a registration form, send in the fee, come, and
participate in this years Archery Tennessee Senior Olympic Games
Written by twniedermeyer, Franklin, TN.
Published by mountainarchery on 14 Mar 2012
Mountain Archery of Gruetli-Laager, TN will the hosting their 3rd Annual St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Archery Tournament June 23rd and 24th. All proceeds of this tournament will be donated to this hospital. We raised $2500.00 last year with over 80 shooters. We want to get the word out to the archery community to hopefully raise more money for these kids. We will have 20 McKenzie Targets situated on a nature trail, pop out novelty, plywood buck novelty, turkey trio novelty, 5 day Kansas Bow Hunt Drawing, bows to raffle, deer target door prize, prizes signed by some of the pros, and refreshments. Check out our schedule on www.mountainarchery3dshoots.com. If you can not come, please tell a friend. Thanks!!!
Published by Alex :) on 23 Feb 2012
When I attended Camp Crossings in Kentucky, a Christian summer camp, with Pine Grove Baptist Youth Group. The pastor challenged us to create a beyond effect. A beyond effect is your passion helping your burden. My passion is Archery and at the time I wasn’t quite sure what my burden was until a few months ago. After praying about it , I now know that my burden is for a little boy named Gabe Bingham son of Mike and Gen Bingham. He has had nuphratic kidney syndrome since he was in the second grade. To help this family I am putting together a 3-D bow shoot to raise money for this family. We have a Camo ministry at Pine Grove who is supporting this cause,also the Franklin Archers Club will be supporting this cause as well.
The shoot will be at the Old Cartoogechaye school Franklin, North Carolina on Saturday March 17th starting at 9 am until when ever we get done. There will be a 3-d shoot, milk jug shoot, balloon darts/ bow shoot for kids, cake walk, silent auction, BBQ dinner and we will also be shooting for a gun and a tree stand. I hope yall can come I would love to see you there!
**** Also any donations would be greatly appreciated****
Published by bargyle6550 on 02 Feb 2012
The 8th Annual team tough man
Registration – 8:00am
Tournament – 9:00am
2-Member Team Shoot
30 Unmarked 3-D Targets
“Best Arrow Scores”
$$$ CASH PAY OUT $$$
1st through 5th place pending # of shooters
All ties will have a shoot off!!
Entry Fee: $60 per team
Cubs: $5.00 per shooter
Snacks & Lunch Available
For directions and more information go to:
* NO ALCOHOL ON RANGE DURING TOURNEMENT PLAY *
Published by olecowpoke on 04 Oct 2011
While on vacation, I visited a new Bow Shop in North Carolina. I was excited to find they also had an indoor Archery Range. As we talked, the Shop Owner told me there was a friendly local competition every Thursday night and he invited me to join them. I told him I was “just a hunter”, not a competitive shooter, but he encouraged me nevertheless. Although I’d never shot competition before, I could hardly wait for Thursday night.
I showed up early Thursday night, accompanied by my Son in Law. I plunked down a meager entry fee and was assigned a shooting station along with 18 other Archers. All I had was my camoflage hunting bow and my field tipped hunting arrows. Other Archers had red, pink and purple target bows with three foot long, double stabilizers and half inch diameter arrow shafts…or so it appeared to me. I was a little intimidated but reminded myself, “I’m here to have fun, not to impress anyone”. I kept muttering things to myself, like “just shoot what ya’ brought”. My beloved Son in Law offered encouragement, saying “You can hit deer vitals at 40 yards, surely you can hit that little twelve inch (12”) target at 20 yards”. I reminded myself, ”we’re indoors, standing flat footed on the floor, with no wind, no elevation, nothing to compensate for”…… What? Me nervous?
As I remember, they called this a “Ten Ring Elimination”, which was completely new to me. They explained, all three arrows had to be within the ring that matched the round…..in other words, in the first round of shooting, all three arrows had to be inside the outermost ring on the ten (10) ring target. In the second round, you moved in a ring and all three arrows had to be inside the next smallest (9th) ring, and so on until you were shooting at the two inch (2”) bullseye on the tenth round. If you ever failed to put all three arrows inside the proper ring, you were eliminated. If you had a flier…you were eliminated. The yardage was fixed at 20 yards. Sounds easy enough…….
We began shooting and I was having a blast. This was so much better than the solitary shooting I was accustomed to, in my back yard. I was truly surprised when the first 6 rounds of three arrows retired about half the shooters. I was actually surprised to still be shooting. This sort of bolstered my confidence and I just “zoned out” as if in my treestand, drawing down on a big buck. “Concentrate”, Focus”, “Aim small, miss small”. I settled on “Aim small, miss small” as my matra…..and it was working.
After a couple more rounds, there were only three other shooters. We took a short break before the last three rounds. That’s when my Son in Law whispered, “Check out the old guy down on the far end….he’s shooting a long bow and…..no sight. “Watch him shoot”….”he just draws and releases the arrow”…..”he doesn’t even take time to aim”. I shouldn’t have, but when we began shooting again, I paused between my own arrows to watch him send a couple arrows down range…..just like my Son in Law described.
This old guy was “instinct shooting”, or at least that’s what I’d call it. He’d draw back and let the arrow fly in one smooth motion. Within half a second of reaching full draw, the arrow was released. “Hes not even aiming”….”Hes just spot shooting”. Even my non-archer Son in Law realized this was something to behold. Even more amazing, I noticed the old man was hunched over a walking cane as he hobbled down to retrieve his arrows. It was all I could do not to just watch him shoot. As they say, He was “poetry in motion”. Over and over, He’d nock an arrow, raise up, draw back and let fly…..in one smooth motion. There was no hesitation in his motion for aiming, He’d just draw back and let fly…..right in the bullseye.
By now, it’s just He and I shooting the Nine ring. All others had been eliminated and I am totally distracted. “Concentrate, Focus” I told myself. On the final round we were shooting at the two inch (2”) bulls eye. I would not let myself watch the old man as I sent three arrows downrange. When I walked up to extract my arrows, I was elated…..I’D PUT ALL THREE OF MY ARROWS IN THE BULLS EYE….but so did the old man. Are you kiddin’ me. He put all three in the bullseye, with no sight, using a long bow? I was using a Single Cam Compound Bow, with a peep sight, a cam release, weight forward carbon fiber arrows….all the latest technology….and he was using a wood bow with no sight.
When both of us put all three arrows on target, we had to shoot the Bullseye again….I had two center hits and one “flier” in the four ring. You guessed it, the old man laid all three arrows, touching each other, in the bulls eye. Those who had hung around offered a round of applause…..as did I. The Shop Owner walked out, presented a ribbon to the old man and took a flash picture, while I was packing up all my gear to go home. We hung around and small talked with the Shop Owner and a few locals. I was pleased enough with second place, in my first archery contest….but I just couldn’t get over being bested by the old man with a long bow and no sight….until we were walking out of the store. There on the bulletin board were nine pictures….count ‘em….nine pictures of the Old Man with his Long bow….holding up ribbons and trophys in each picture. In one picture, the Trophy was almost as tall as he was.
As you might recon’, I had to go back and ask……It seems, the old man had been shooting that same long bow his entire life….yep, he was an instinct shooter, with no sight, no mechanical release…..nothing but an old bow and arrows that were as much a part of him as breath itself. In his earlier days, He had killed more bucks and bears than anyone could count, for as long as anyone could remember, he’d been taking his game with that same bow. The Shop Owner sort of blushed and chuckled…..”I’m sorry Sir, I should have warned you in advance….you didn’t have a chance”…..and with that, I went home feeling really satisfied being “Second Place to the Old Man”.
Now every time my arthritic shoulder gives me a fit, I remember that hunched over old man, leaning on his cane while he extracts his arrows. When I think I’ve got to spend a thousand dollars for that latest, greatest, newest model bow, or when I “need” that new illuminated bow sight or those newfangled mechanical broadheads…..I remember that old man with his old long bow and no sight ……and I go shoot another practice round with MY same old bow and arrows. Yea, I still use my peep sight.
Published by admin on 05 Jul 2011
Aspirin Bustin’ with Hoyt Bows for 21 years!
by frank addington, jr.
July 1, 2011 marks 21 years of me having a Hoyt bow in my hand and on stage. As I enter my 21st year on their prostaff I am thankful for a career that’s been so good to me. I have been on stage a total of 26 years and 21 of those have now been with a Hoyt in my hand. 21 years is a long time. Alot has changed in that time. The materials that make up the bows, arrows and accessories has changed, my show has evolved, and I now do my entire show shooting behind the back. About the only thing that’s the same is my green Bjorn net, which has been with me the entire time. I have some newer nets, but the Bjorn is the one I use most. It’s been coast to coast many times! My 2011 Hoyt Formula RX bows are state of the art, as is the new Buffalo hunting recurve. I am impressed with the way these bows perform. If you haven’t tried one of these new Hoyt recurves, you should.
I actually had Hoyt bows before being on their “official” staff. Earl and Ann Hoyt still ran the company. One year my father ordered a Hoyt recurve for me for my birthday and Ann Hoyt put a copy of a snapshot of she and I in the box with the bow. Getting photos, notes and such was the norm when Ann and Earl ran the company. In those days Ann took care of packing and shipping the bows. Earl signed some of my early bows. I also have signed arrows from both Earl and Ann that are now priceless. Earl was the deign man, seems he was always tinkering. I have some cool photos of Fred and Earl sitting and chatting, just some candid snapshots of two legends sharing bow talk.
Ann Clark had wanted me to go down the JOAD trail and get into target and FITA archery. It wasn’t to be. I found myself bored to death with field shooting and the sights got in my way when trying to shoot instinctive. I guess once you are an instinctive shooter you really never outgrow it. Anyway, I have many memories of those early days when I’d visit with Earl and Ann at shows and events. Earl and my father would usually go booth to booth and critique that year’s new bows. Once the Hoyts sold the company to Easton, a vibrant and energetic Joe Johnston assumed the presidency. Joe was a real hoot, his grin and laugh were contagious. He had a knack for PR/Marketing and really put Hoyt on the map in the archery industry. Earl and Ann still attended many of the shows so we kept up with them and shared some good meals with them over the years.
The Joe Johnston era is when I first came on board with Hoyt. Joe was a natural at the job and loved what he did. I remember he traveled with me and Hoyt sales rep Jim Wynne in the mid 1980’s. We did a series of shows in Virginia schools, some in store promotions, and also made an appearance at the Dixie Deer Classic. Here I am a young exhibition shooter sharing the stage with the President of the company! Joe stood beside the stage and watched many of my shows. He liked it except one comment. He didn’t like me taking time between shots to retrieve my arrows from the foam targets. So he insisted that he’d sent me enough arrows so that I never had to pull one during the show, “Just keep shooting” Joe would say.
We shared a great meal at the Angus Barn in Raleigh during that Dixie Deer appearance. It was what I dubbed “the President’s dinner”. We had Jim Wynne, my assistant Rob Parog, and Joe Johnston, President of Hoyt, Jim and Sherry Crumley, President of Treebark, Ben Southard, President of Loc On Treestands, Bill Robinson, President of Robinson Labs/Scent Shield, and I believe Bill Bynum was there too. All in all a great and fun crew. At that time the Angus Barn was very proper and high class. The wait staff dressed up and wore white gloves and brought you a chilled fork, etc. during the meal. My assistant Rob could do wide variety of animal noises and so Joe Johnston has him do his cricket imitation in the middle of the restaurant. It got louder and louder and seemed like a whole bunch of crickets were among us and other tables began looking around for the crickets. All at once Joe took his cowboy boot and loudly stomped the floor and yelled, “Got him”! You could have heard a pin drop and then Joe roared laughing. He was genuinely funny and a good time was had by all when ole’ Joe was around.
Jim Wynne, the Hoyt sales rep, was also important in my time at Hoyt in the early days. Jim worked hard to promote archery, Hoyt and he often would have me do exhibitions at events to get some attention for the name/sport. Wynne was like Joe, a born promoter and he had a knack for making the PR produce sales for his dealer base. I can’t say enough good about Wynne, we remain close friends and still eat meals whenever our schedules have us in the same town. He’s moved on to a VP role with another bow company, but our friendship dates back to 1978. Wynne is one of archery’s good guys.
Another thing about Joe, he was always a phone call away. If he missed the call, at first opportunity he’d call you back. I’d have a suggestion and next thing I know it would be taken care of–whether it was something needed for my stage show, a bow for a celebrity or event, etc. Joe would listen, make his decision and take action. I always admired that about him.
During my early years at Hoyt/Easton I answered to a variety of people. I remember answering to Jack Lyons, the late Bill Krenz, Bob Ridenour, and Erik Dally. I went from Advisory Staff to Gold Staff and finally when I didn’t really fit the bowhunting pro staff or the target pro staff, Erik Dally told me I was on the “Promotional Pro Staff”. When I asked him who was on the staff, he said, “you”. He made up a title for me. We both laughed. I didn’t mind, I enjoyed being a part of such a great company. I remember Bill Krenz was really strict about reports, he wanted to see quarterly reports and year end reports. It started a habit I have to this day, I always do a year end report so that the company has feedback from my year on the road listening to consumers, and hearing feedback both good and bad. Over the years I also saw the name go from Hoyt/Easton to “Hoyt USA.” Next I answered to a young guy named Mike Luper. Of all the people I’d met at Hoyt, which were all good people, Mike seemed to have the Joe Johnston knack for publicity and promotion. He was brilliant and impressed me. I always told him he’d work his way up and run the show someday. I knew he shared Randy, Erik and Joe’s vision for keeping Hoyt the best of the best. The name has evolved into simply “Hoyt” now.
Hoyt had some good presidents after Joe too. Erik Watts and Randy Walk have both ran the show. Erik seemed to have more of a accounting view, and he put key people in place to help achieve his vision of Hoyt. When Erik left the President’s office at Hoyt, Randy Walk took over the show. Randy was young and came up through the ranks, bringing that experience with him to the President’s office. Randy’s tenure has seemed to emphasize engineering and quality products. All three men have had their own unique management style. They all have strived to keep the bows and name at the top of the archery industry. It has worked. Today Randy’s vision for Hoyt honors the Hoyt heritage and history, and brings a modern line up of bows to please today’s consumers and perform well on the shooting line at major competitions or in the woods on the hunt of a lifetime. There’s a lot of history behind that Hoyt decal. Walk has strived the push the brand past the mark to exceed customer expectations. He’s also not been one to rest on his past achievements.
I should also mention that there’s alot of unsung hereos at Hoyt. The people that answer the phones and email, the engineers and product designers, those that assemble the bows and parts, and those that run customer service. Then you have a staff in the marketing department and in the accounting department. Every single person at Hoyt seems to have one goal in mind, build the best bows and accessories they can build, take care of daily business, and pay special attention to take care of the dealers and consumer base.
I was away from Hoyt from 2003-2009 but during that time shot a SKY bow which was an Earl Hoyt design. Mathews bought the company when Earl passed away and I was with Sky/Mathews for that time frame. So with the exception of one Fred bear Kodiak, I have shot an Earl Hoyt designed bow 90% of my career.
In July 2009 I made a decision and I returned “home” to Hoyt and went back to work promoting the Hoyt brand of bows and answering to Mike Luper. It was as if I’d never been away and Crystal and the folks at Hoyt take such good care of me. When I get a consumer email or question, comment or concern I can’t answer, I send it to Hoyt and they never fail to respond and help the consumer the best they can. Like when Joe Johnston was there, if a need or concern arrises, one email or phone call and it’s usually taken care of.
Douglas Denton and the engineers at Hoyt really outdid themselves in 2010 when the Formula RX line launched! I did a video interview with Douglas at the ATA Show in 2010 so that he could explain the new concept/riser and limb design they’d come up with. It left a 30 year old design to break the mold for what a recurve could be. Next came the Hoyt Buffalo which is one of the best shooting hunting recurves you’ll ever try. Here is a LINK to that 2010 Video interview with Douglas: http://www.bowtube.com/media/778/AspirinBuster_At_Hoyt/
Now that I am heading toward my third decade with a Hoyt bow in my hand, I am excited about the future. Having had a 26 year career as a professional athelete has been a dream come true for me. I always tell people I have always admired the career of country singer George Strait. He’s been consistantly doing what he does for more than thirty years. And he seems to get better with age. By the way, in 1999 I gave George a Hoyt bow my father set up for him. You’ll find I usually try and get a bow in any high profile person’s hands that will take it, a lesson learned from Fred Bear. My shows stay booked and I typically perform between 20-30 major events per year.
I am anxiously awaiting the 2012 line up of bows, getting the new catalog is always like getting a Christmas wish book. The folks at Hoyt seem to always be building new bows and taking archery to the next level, just the way Earl and Ann and my pal Joe Johnston would have wanted them to. As I begin a new year shooting for Hoyt, looking into the future, a Ronald Reagan quote comes to mind… “You aint seen nothin’ yet.” That goes for Hoyt and for my shows.
For more info visit www.hoyt.com
That’s the latest. Until next time, Adios & God Bless.
Frank Addington, Jr.
The Aspirin Buster
Published by jeh on 06 Jun 2011
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Published by Double s on 01 Apr 2011
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