Judges have another important job at every tournament. Before shooting begins, they run Equipment Inspections to make sure that all archers are using proper equipment. Archers who have backup bows should have both their primary and backup bow inspected by a judge before shooting. To get ready for inspections, you should make sure you are up-to-date on the most current regulations.
Is It LEGIT?
Check Your Bow
Make sure your bow has NO electronics.
Check to be sure that the serving material of your string is not visible to you at full draw.
For recurves, your sight CANNOT have a magnifying lens.
For compound bows, make sure your draw weight is UNDER the legal limit.
Keep it on the straight and narrow
Check Your Arrows
Verify the legal arrow diameter for the event.
Be sure your arrows have identical shafts, fletches, and nocks.
Also, make sure you have marked your arrow shafts with your name or initials.
Shooting With Fingers
RECURVE | Longbow | CoMPOUND
Don’t Make A Finger Faux Pas
Be sure your tab or glove has NO mechanical or electronic device to assist you in holding, drawing, or releasing the string.
Shooting With Mechanical Release Aid
Batteries Not Included (Nor Allowed)
Make sure your release aid has NO electronic parts.
Chickity Check Yourself
You, And You Alone
Make sure that you have NO electronics on your person or in your quiver.
Check to be sure your clothes are in compliance with the dress code.
Make sure you are wearing your athlete’s number on your quiver or thigh, if provided.