Since the release of the 1st edition, it became apparent that a few editorial
errors found their way into print. Most of these were simple typos and a
transposed number to two. After a while I felt that a 2nd edition was in order.
Released in March 2010, it contains the corrections for the editorial errors and an
additional 40 pages of enhancements in both text and upgraded illustrations.
For the people who already have the 1st edition, a free update to the 2nd edition is provided in
The update also provides prospective buyers a way to "look inside" the book, to
get a feel for the level of material and writing style.
While the principles for choosing an Olympic bow are similar to any other bow,
the myriad off accessories can be somewhat daunting. The above provides a
practical approach based on my years of experience training new Olympic archers.
You can come pretty close to finding the correct aluminum arrow for your bow
by using the Arrow Guide button on the left of this page. When you need to
further refine your selection, the above table will give you actual spine
deflections and weights for Easton's aluminum arrows.
In the book, I described a classic wooden endless loop string jig.
It's the kind I've been using for 30+ years. Recently I've been playing around with a slightly different design.
This one is more heavy duty, has greater rigidity and is easier to make!
I was able to put this one together in about an hour and the cost of the components was less than $30.
As an added bonus, I've included directions for making an endless loop string.