Name: Matthieu Balique
Shooting Style: Compound
Bow – Hoyt podium X40 Spiral Pro
Bow Weight – 60 lbs
Draw Length – 28.5″
Sight – Shibuya Ultima CPX and Merlin MAC Ten Zone Target Scope w/ Nikon Lens
Stabilisers – Arc Systeme, stabiliser v-cline
Outdoor 29″ GOLD TIP Kinetic Pierce Tour, spine 340, point weight 140 grains
Indoor 29.5″Easton X23, spine 2315, Point Weight 200 grains
Release Aid – Arc Systeme, Index Trigger
Ranked 6th at The French Nation Championships. Selected for The French team for the European championship.
Ranked 4th in the Federal Championship of France,
3rd in the Championship of France of shooting Beursault (shooting especially performed in France).
AN INTERVIEW WITH MATTHIEU
When did you get into archery?
I have been practicing archery since the age of 6 years.
My father led me into the sport. He took me one evening to the shooting range to try it and I tremendously appreciated it. So much so I asked my father when how soon can I try it again. It has been now 18 years since I started archery.
What do you enjoy most about archery?
What pleases me most about archery, is the concentration you need to give every arrow during the shot and through execution before it hits the target.
What has been your most memorable experience to date?
My most unforgettable experience was when I participated in the selection for the European Championship 2017.
What would be your best advice to upcoming archers?
It is necessary to persist and to continue the training to become better.
What do you get up to when you’re not shooting?
When I not shooting I like to work out in the gym and run.