Name: Jamie Adams
Country: United Kingdom
Shooting Style: Recurve
Bow Make – Hoyt Prodigy RX 27″
Limbs – Hoyt Quattro short wood core
Draw Weight – 43lb
Draw Length – 28″
Sight – Axcel RXL
Stabilisers – Easton ACE
Arrows – Easton X10 550, 110 grain tungsten points, Brady Spider Vanes, Beiter pin nocks, wraps by Arrowsocks
Finger Tab – Angel cordovan II
- County outdoor target, indoor target and field champion for several different counties over the last 20 years (Sussex, Surrey, Bedfordshire, Berkshire)
- 2x SCAS indoor champion
- 3x National University champion (BUSA/BUCS)
- 10x SCAS field champion
- 3x English FITA (WA) field champion
- GBR team member for FITA (WA) World Field Championships 2004 & 2008
- Gold Arrowhead award, FITA (WA) Field Archery
WA 1440 – 1270
WA 70M – 652
WA 18M – 576
Vegas – 576
Portsmouth – 595
WA Field Unmarked – 358
WA Field Marked – 350
X SIGHT REVIEW
I have tried shooting with lots of different sunglasses over the years and never been comfortable with any of them as the bridge always interfered with my line of vision. X Sight Shooting Glasses are the first and only design I have tried that do not interfere with my field of view and they are really light and comfortable to use. The lenses change easily so I can choose the optimal lens for the shooting conditions, whether it be a really sunny day shooting 70 metres, dark conditions in the woods of a field shoot or poor lighting during an indoor shoot. I would say they are a must have for any archer!
AN INTERVIEW WITH JAMIE
When did you get into archery?
I have been doing archery for 25 years and was inspired by seeing Simon Terry win his bronze medal during TV coverage of the Barcelona Olympics in 1992. I then decided to make a bow in my school workshop and phoned a local club asking if I could shoot it at their targets…… unsurprisingly they said no! Instead, I joined their beginner’s course and I was hooked after the first lesson.
What do you enjoy most about archery?
The challenge of field archery in some amazing locations
What has been your most memorable experience to date?
Shooting for GBR in my first World Archery field championships at the stunning location of Plitvice lakes in Croatia.
What would be your best advice to upcoming archers?
Focus on good basic form and don’t make things complicated!
What do you get up to when you’re not shooting?
Spending time with my family on the beach or on holidays!