Steve Nicholson -


I have been involved in archery for a long time, initially as an archer shooting an English Longbow, which I did exclusively for nearly 10 years. I still shoot an English Longbow on occasion but nowadays I shoot a mixture of American Longbows, Recurves and Hybrids. I have never lost the love of traditional style shooting so I know nothing of sights, long rods, kissers, clickers and such like and I still shoot predominantly wood arrows. In the pursuit of my ultimate goal, which is to hit any target at any distance I have shot both in target and field and have employed gap shooting, string walking, face walking and a number of other techniques, my favourite however is instinctive which I feel embodies the true spirit of man becoming one with his bow. I have made bows and still enjoy making arrows. I operate an archery business which has me teaching and coaching both novice archers and those with many years experience, part of the business involves making custom arrows and strings and as such I am around bows and arrows all the time... I wouldn't have it any other way ! Because of what I do I have the opportunity to try out, use and experiment with a huge range of kit - hopefully you will find some of that experience interesting if not useful, of course one mans meat is another mans poison  - Despite the fact that I am always happy to offer my opinion on any and all subjects, whether asked for or not this whole website isn't really about us at all, it's about the archery. Our opinions are just our opinions and we look forward to your feedback, with this in mind there is a section at the bottom of each review and whether you agree or disagree we would love to hear your point of view. Chat Soon Steve

Andy Gilfrin


I'm a field archer living in London, England. I have been doing archery on and off for 30 years, a lot more off than on. It was back in 2006 that I decided to be good at archery, we spent an awesome weekend shooting in France where I came dead last, it was my first competition, should have chosen something a little easier than the first FITA European 3D tournament, yet the experience was enough to push me to take archery much more seriously.

When I got back I started to do as much research as I could on all aspects of archery and started to buy as many different bows as I could get my hands on. 10 years and a hell of a lot of bows later I have found what I consider to be the best of the best. Those years and those bows have helped me develop my skills and now that last place is a distant memory. I reguarly shoot at national and international level, reguarly in the top 10 nationally in my class and shoot as reguarly as humanly possible

Steve and Andy

Steve Nicholson and Andy Gilfrin, are real archers interested in the best archery suppliers have to offer. In our search for the very best bow, arrows and equipment we have shot, used and worn pretty much everything on offer.

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