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Whether you’re an avid fan of archery or someone willing to learn, archery has been around for centuries. One of the best things about archery is its meditative nature. It requires great mental focus to make a bull’s eye hit on foam archery targets. Archery also needs a perfect anchor point on the archer’s face for the drawn bowstring as well as a stable stance until the arrow is shot and hits the mark.
Here are three amazing facts about archery and foam archery targets that you probably didn't know:
Fact #1: Archery is one of the safest sports
While it may seem like a dangerous sport since it involves the use of a weapon, statistically, archery is one of the safest sports to participate in. In fact, as reported consistently by the National Safety Council, archery is one of the safest sports alongside badminton and table tennis. Archery has accounted for only just one injury in every 2,000 archers.
Fact #2: The bull’s eye of Olympic-style targets is only about 12.2 cm
From the point of view of the archer at the shooting line, the innermost circle of Olympic-style 10-ring foam archery targets looks as tiny as a thumbtack held at arm’s length. It’s roughly about the size of a grapefruit, measuring only 12.2 cm across.
Fact #3: Flying arrows during a competition are 2.5 times faster than cheetah
From an archer’s stance at the shooting line, released arrows in a competition fly at a speed of 150 mph until they hit the foam archery targets. In comparison to the world’s fastest cheetah, sprinting at about 60 mph, those arrows are 2.5 times faster.
At kristoFOAM Industries, we manufacture and distribute high quality archery foam targets for you! Our targets are made of weather-proof materials that have a long lifespan. With an outstanding stopping power, we manufacture targets for both indoor and outdoor use that allow for easy portability. So when you’re looking to improve your archery skills, why not invest in our foam archery targets?