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    Field Clubs in Lancashire

    Can anyone recommend any field clubs in Lancs? I've tried to contact Derwynd in Blackburn, but their email address bounces back and I've had no response from their Facebook page. Is it still operating? Thanks...
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    Red Frog Archery - An Update

    A few weeks ago, I posted about problems I was having with Red Frog Archery of Irvine. The owner, Graham Armstrong, was refusing to honour his legal obligations to give me a refund for faulty goods that failed within 30 days of purchase. Now the matter is resolved, so I thought it only right to...
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    Wanted Samick SKB or Mind 50

    Has anyone got one they'd be willing to part with? Always wanted one of these and I'm in need of something to put me on until new bow arrives. 45-50lb if possible. Thanks!
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    Broken Bow, seller won't refund... Help!

    Hi, I could do with some advice about a bow that I bought in March. After a couple of weeks, the upper limb cracked in several places - the cracks are in the upper laminate and have caused it to flake off in places. I contacted the retailer, Red Frog Archery of Irvine, immediately. As it was...
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    A Message From Gold Flinger

    Dear all... I just dropped in to answer a question from Heroblob so I thought I'd say hello. I've not been shooting for a couple of years. I ballsed up a bit really - I took up archery around the same time as I started my own business. Unfortunately, one of these time consuming passtimes had to...
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    The Fonz Award - A Reminder

    Well folks, it's been brought to my attention that some of my comments have been less-than-favourably received... What can I say? If you enter this forum, you leave your pride (what's left of it) at the door. ;) Long term users of this forum know by now that I don't discriminate; I ridicule...
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    For Sale... Bargain!

    Aproximately 18 Quality Street Coffee Creams. Unwanted gift. Offers.
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    Vane Vanity

    I've been using 44mm parabolic Flex-Fletch vanes for some time now, and I'm thoroughly impressed with them. However, being a bit vane, I fancy tarting my arrows up with some of the 47.5mm shield-type vanes. I don't want my efforts to be in vane though, so if anyone's tried anything in a similar...
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    Ooh! My Piles Are Playing Up!

    Well folks, the time has come to share a rather embarrassing predicament with the good people of Archery Interchange. Piles. :o I don't know what the problem is, but it seems to have manifested itself since I increased the poundage of my bow. Maybe it's all that pulling and heaving; the...
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    Archer Acts on Impulse

    'Twas a far wiser mind than mine that once said "cleanliness in next to Godliness" and despite the attempts of one or two of our number to the contrary, archers generally display a fastidious approach to all matters of personal hygiene. :o And our gentleman paramount, Dangerous Dave Renton is no...
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    Trailer Trash

    Well folks, it's with great pleasure that I award the latest Fonz Award to an erstwhile member of Mole Valley Archers who's been shooting with the Bowmen of Pendle & Salmesbury whilst working up here in the north-west. Some forum members may know him as Simon Steptoe, we now know him as the...
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    Exercise & Fitness

    I'm particularly bored with work this week, so, seeing as it's Friday, I thought I'd start a new thread to see what measures people take to keep in shape for archery. I've always been very active - I raced road bikes until my early twenties and still enjoy road and mountain biking on a fairly...
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    Man Impaled by his own Compound Bow...

    MAN IMPALED BY HIS OWN COMPOUND BOW... and not an arrow in sight! Yes folks, this week's Fonz Award goes to the impala impaler himself, Matatazela for his episode of slapstick perfection. First pioneered by Laurel and Hardy, the "carrying-a-long-object-through-a-narrow-doorway" gag has been a...
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    Button Blunder

    As I said folks, the Fonz Award will be awarded retrospectively, so it gives me enormous pleasure to welcome Tim Mason to the roll call of stupidity. For his bewildering inability to distinguish black from blue - both on his bow AND on the target face I would imagine - we salute you. We only...
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    The Fonz Award - An Explanation

    Well, it's with great pleasure - and a lump in my throat - that the Fonz Award has been granted it's own forum sub-section. As the header suggests, the Award is granted to any archer who performs a great act of idiocy. The more stupid the act, the better. The greater and more public the...