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THE COMPARISON OF BALANCE ABILITIES OF RECURVE, COMPOUND AND TRADITIONAL ARCHERY: A PRELIMINARY STUDY

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Author(s): Deniz ŞİMŞEK | Ali Onur CERRAH | Hayri ERTAN

Journal: Beden Egitimi ve Spor Bilimleri Dergisi
ISSN 1307-6477

Volume: 7;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 94;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: centre of pressure | balance | postural sway | archery

ABSTRACT
Archery is described as a static sport requiring fine movement control, proper endurance and strength of the upper body and balance ability.The purpose of this study was to examine differences in balance abilities during Recurve, Compound and Traditional Turkish Archery. Fourteen archers (Group I: The Recurve Archery (RA): n=5, Group II: Compound Archery (CA): n=4, Group III: Traditional Archery (TA): n=5) participated voluntary in the study. An 9281EA BioKistler Force Plate system was used to obtain objective measurements in medio-lateral (Ay) and anterio-posterior (Ax) directions of the sway of COP during the trials.The RA group displayed a slower COP sway range when compared to the CA and TA groups. The findings of this research suggest that archer drawing weight may affect shooting performance, especially during the releasing phase due to a shift in body weight (COP).
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