Just wondering if anybody else on this forum is an archer? I've been shooting for about 4 years or so in a variety of styles. My main style for the majority of it was Recurve, seeing me make the Glamorgan County Squad and shoot for Wales in the European Field Championships in 2009 (http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c92/Igneas/Archery/meaningbusiness.jpg
), reaching Bowman level in GNAS field. I've no idea what my rating would be in Target, as i've never shot an outdoor Target round!
Since having kids on the scene, my time to practice decreased dramatically so i've put competitive archery on hold for a while. I've always had a soft spot for Asiatic and Eastern traditional styles, with a little collection of bows (Hunnic, Mongol, Scythian etc) but i've settled on the Korean traditional style, shooting bamboo arrows drawn back right past the ear with a thumb ring. I'm enjoying this style a lot more than I ever did shooting competitively, especially the crafting side of things such as making my own arrows, thumb rings, even down to making my own Eastern quivers and think I will probably be sticking with this from now on.
I especially like how the curves on the Korean bow at full draw make people wince and cringe, expecting a big snap when they see it for the first time!