(music playing) Archery is a safe sport. For the most part, it’s quite hard to get yourself hurt in any way. A bow is not a dangerous piece of equipment. And unlike firearms, you don’t need a lot of strict regulations or safety protocols. But there are safety protocols. And problems can arise when people choose to ignore them. Let’s look at a couple of club situations. I’ve posted a thread on Reddit asking bout safety incidents. And this is what I got. This could be an accident waiting to happen. You’ve got an archer whos is significantly further back from the rest of the shooting lines. Now, if that happened at my club, I would kinda’ freak out. In fairness the guy is probably a very experienced archer. And with a compound bow he’s probably nailing very tight groups. But there’s a laxness in this, which makes this dangerous. This is an assumption that everything is going to be fine. And it will be. Until something goes wrong. Something similar happened at my club. We had a new guy turn up with a compound bow. And the rest of beginners at the 10m shooting line. They went to 20m shooting line and the compound guy’s shooting at 30m shooting line. Now the guy in question, he was the second last target and without telling anyone, he decided to move back to 50m The moment I saw this, as a club official I went to him and said: “No you can’t do this, you have to come back to 30m!” And his first shot at 30m, his D-loop snapped and his arrow went about a foot left. If he had been at 50m, he could have hit someone. Sure, the chance of that actually happening might be low But things can be dangerous if you aren’t following range rules and common sense. You’ve got to understand that things might be fine, assuming that everything is working as they should. You have to minimise the risk, in the event that things suddenly stop working. Practically every club will have rules in place relative to shooting to coordinate the shooting line. But even if you’re shooting by yourself, or with a few mates, you have to maintain discipline. I was with a friend and it was just the two of us, he had his compound bow and back tension release, and he went like this. Whoops. Skyward draw. Premature release. We never found the arrow. It could have gone over the fence and hit someone or something, and thankfully it didn’t. But it was close. If something like that happened, you’d be the one at fault. And the legal ramifications cannot be understated. Even when you’re shooting by yourself, you’ve got to stay focused. Take a look at this video. It’s pretty clear, that it’s just a kid having a bit of fun on his field. But bows aren’t toys! And if you swing them around madly, especially a compound bow, you’re gonna end up derailing a string or end up hurting yourself. Some people don’t know and need to be told. Here’s the response to my comment. Who the f*** cares noone was there… And plus, he made sure that he was being safe pushing the safety forward, and you should keep your criticism to yourself. I should now, I am his ?brosieve? And that is only part of the point. The bow’s too heavy. And even if there’s no one around the safety is on, he could still hurt himself. It’s just friendly advice. So remember – follow the range rules, and use common sense. This is NU Sensei. And safe shooting.