The Greek God, Apollo, and by extension his twin sister Artemis, were both known to be highly skilled archers. In fact, in ancient times, archers who displayed unbelievable talent with a bow were thought to be blessed by one of these two gods of archery. Today, you have a lot more to learn about this sport, and you have more you need to understand about the archery equipment involved. Here is how you can learn, understand, and know your equipment like a god.

Become Very Familiar with the Different Kinds of Bows and Arrows

In ancient times, you only had a long bow and arrows. Sometimes enemies would dip the arrow points in poison to make them more lethal, but that was the limit of archery equipment. Now you have long bows, compound bows, recurve bows, and flat bows, with arrows for practice (blunted tips), exploding arrow heads, quad blade tips, etc. Some of these arrows are only used with war in mind, and some are strictly for providing the most lethal blow possible in hunting (e.g., quad blade heads not only pierce an animal's side, but literally shred everything the tip pierces).

Your first job is to become familiar with each of the types of bows. Learn to shoot every one of them. Then learn to shoot every one of them with expert skill. This will take time and a lot of practice. Once you have mastered the bows over short distances, maximize your range for greater challenges until you are a true "god" of archery.

Master Your Arrows

With all of the different arrow options you have now, select a handful of each type (with the exception of exploding tips, which you cannot acquire unless you are a military archer). Practice shooting with these arrows to get an understanding of how they soar, how their weight causes them to fall or dip or go farther, and then store that information in your brain so that you know exactly what kind of arrow to use, how to use it, and when it is best to use each kind of arrow.

Inhale, Draw, Aim, Release

You cannot perform archery with any imperfection of technique. You must learn how to inhale, hold the breath which helps you steady your aim, draw the knocked arrow back on the bowstring, aim the arrow while taking into account wind direction, wind speed, and the weight of the arrowhead, and finally release both your breath and the arrow. With repeated practice and constant synchronicity of the steps, you will become a master.

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