Our first show at the biggest archery event in the UK indoor calendar
The indoor season is well and truly underway as the UK plummets into winter and races towards Christmas. We made our first ever public trade show appearance at this years 2018 Archery GB Indoor Nationals and Back 2 Back tournament spanning the first weekend in December. The quality and caliber of competitive British archers has never been better so it was a great time to take X Sight on tour. Attended by over 650 archers means places sell out fast for the biggest event of the indoor calendar. It attracts archers from all corners of the country to compete on the long line of bosses in the impressive shooting venue of Stoneleigh Park. Not only is it attended by British archers, but archers traveled from as far as Ireland, Scotland, Belgium and France to compete for the various prestigious prizes on offer.
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The Indoor Nationals offers spaces for shops and archery brands from all over the world to showcase their products, so we were proud to be exhibiting our product alongside some of the UK’s top archery shops and worldwide shooting brands like Stan &
We had the opportunity to see some of the latest products on offer this year, test out some of the latest bows, and meet the friendly, helpful staff behind the shops and brands.
Exhibiting at the UK’s biggest competition of the year was an incredible opportunity for publicity and a sure fire way to strike up conversations with people who either hadn’t heard of X Sight before, or had been wanting to try them, but until now hadn’t had the opportunity.
Over the two day event featuring the Junior Nationals, Senior Nationals and Back 2 Back competition, we met hundreds of archers of all ages and disciplines many of whom were wearing our shirts and glasses.
Fantastic support from our Pro Staff
The support we received from our members of Pro Staff team was unprecedented and we cant thank everyone enough who came to help at the stall without us asking for it. To be able to come up and talk to people at our stand about their own experiences of how the X Sight glasses have helped them on their archery journey down a successful path has proved to us how much our sponsored archers and product ambassadors truly believe in the product.
We made quite the impression!
Weeks of preparation went into designing the display stand graphics, but all the hard work paid off as we were praised for our stands presentation, not only by the
New product feature exhibited
This show was also the first opportunity for us to exhibit our new detachable slim line nose pads. These little nose pads simply push onto your X Sight glasses and whilst they may look simple, the design process behind the scenes has been anything but. All other frame-less glasses with a detachable nose pad have gaps either side of the nose bridge to hold it in place. If ours did this process would have been a lot easier, but we didn’t want to compromise the unobstructed smooth lens design that we are well known for. These gaps that other glasses have when nose pieces are removed let light in at full draw causing visual obstructions and discomfort. To solve this problem, we designed a unique slimline nose pad which attaches onto our nose bridge without any gaps. You can purchase these nose pads in packs of 2 from our shop now, or if you’re a first-time buyer, then fear not because you’ll get a pack of these little beauties in your set.
Unanimous decision on new prototype lens
In the corner of the display stand stood an I Pad displaying a target face fronted by a plethora of
Shooter shirts sold out
One of the biggest surprises of the weekend was how many shooter shirts we sold. These shirts have a stunning design that really
The constant buzz at the stand meant that we didn’t get a great deal of time to go and watch the matches, but we want to congratulate and thank everyone who supported us by shooting with an X Sight shirt on, or the glasses.
Podium positions for Team X Sight
Podium position congratulations go out to X Sight pro Staff team shooter and British Team member Tom Hall who won Recurve Gents Silver in the Senior Nationals on Sunday after narrowly being beaten to gold by one point in the Back 2 Back the previous day. Congratulations are also go to Longbow archer Sophie Twigg who fiercely fought her way to win the Longbow Ladies silver medal (not to mention helping out at the stand voluntarily in-between shoots). Last but not least, one of our talented young recurve archers, Darragh Joyce who has been using our glasses with an off eye filter to fix his eye dominance issues went onto win Bronze in the Under 14 Gents recurve.
Of course, when the competition is so talented at this level you can get knocked out by having one arrow out the 10
Take a look at some of the photos we’ve been sent from the event of you guys wearing your shirts or glasses. Thank you to the amazingly talented AGB photographers Malcolm Rees and Derek Sizeland for their fantastic coverage of the event and thank you massively to Archery GB and all the staff and volunteers who came together to make this event a great success.