OK Archery Staff Team
What does a Staff-Shooter near OK Archery do, where are his/her tasks?
Okay, athletic successes are they a side. But we with OK Archery attach particular value to the experience-exchange with our Staff-Team. Building on the experiences of our top-archers we develop new and improve our current archery products.
Rules for OK Archery Staff Team:
- The membership is valid for one year, starting at January 1.
- Every staff shooter has to give a feedback in PDF format with her/his achievements in archery and feedback about OK Archery products. Submission date: third week of October.
- Send applications for membership in PDF format in English language ,complete with:
- personal data and picture(s)
- archery resume and achievements
- goals in archery
- why do you want to join our staff-team?
- how do you want to support OK Archery?
- Members of the actual team has to send also a new application for the next year, if they want to stay in the team. This can be combined with the feedback.
All places in our team for the running season are given away. New applications can be sent in every time, they are taken into account however only in December. Please have understanding that we don't process and answer all application immediately.
Worldwide archers who are interested in our staff-program please contact Elmar Harbecke, staff-manager for Europe and International: staff-team(at)ok-archery(dot)de
All Hunters and US - Staff-Shooters please contact Mr. Dave Madden.
Dave is our staff coordinator in the USA, contact him on the web: hunting-staff(at)ok-archery(dot)de
I started Archery in the year of 2010. The first year is shoot compound I won the province championship. From that moment of I knew that archery was my thing. After a few years of shooting I won lots of tournaments in my class.
I won Belgium archery championships in field archery. When i needed a new bow i heard of the bow company OK Archery I was instantly in love with the engineering. The double shoot through, no torque and an amazing smooth drawcycle. When I have my OK bow I knew that OK would be me last brand of bow I will ever buy.
Bow: Absolute 40
Rest: Spot Hogg The Edge
Sight: Axcel AX3000
Release: Tru Ball HT pro
Stabilizer: Adonis statum
Arrows: ABS.19 , ABS.22 , AC pro field
Full name: José Álvarez Rodríguez
Bronze medal in outdoors team nationals 2015
Archer with more than 20 years of experiencie in compound target archery. First archer to get the 1300 mark in the province, provincial champion seven times, three times silver and two bronzes in Indoor, five-time champion, two silver and four bronzes in outdoors. Indoor bronze medal.
Bows: ABSOLUTE 38
Sight: Axcel 3000
Strings: Main Compound
Release: Scott anchor
Arrows: Carbon express, nano -X Buster
After 10 years off , I returned to archery in 2011 with great ambitions. I tried many differents brands and finally chose OK Archery bows because of their incredible finish quality and their innovative technology .
In 2015, thanks to my Smoke, I achieved my best season ever and won the all division French field championships .
Bow: SMOKE & ABSOLUTE 38
Owner at Carbofast Archery
Bow: ABSOLUTE 38
Rest: Vaportrail Limbdriver Micro Elite
Sight: DS Advantage
Scope: Sure Loc Black Eagle
Release: STAN Just X
Arrows: ABSOLUTE.22 & Victory VAP
Stabilizers: Carbofast Black X
I have started archery in 2001, in 2009 I had two norwegian records, since 2006 mostly I have been top five in the national championships outdoor and indoor. I have 7 medals from the nationals and hopefully more to come.
My goal in archery is to do some good international competitions. This year my goal is to qualify for the world championship in Copenhagen.
Bow: ABSOLUTE 40
Stablizers: OK Archery BetaBlocker HD
Release: Scott Backspin
Arrows: McKinney 2
Club: YCB (York County Bowmen Club, est. 1955)
Multiple Canadian Champion Indoor, Outdoor and Field
Bow: DST40, ABSOLUTE 38
Sight: Shibuya Ultima Carbon CPX-365
Scope: SureLoc Black Eagle 29mm; Shrewd
Stabilizer: Carboflex, Doinker
Arrows: Carbon Express Nano Pro; AAE Vanes
Release: Cascade 10 and 8 (SpotHogg)
Rest: Beiter (blade/launcher)
I started archery as a high school sport in 1983 but didn't really start competition shooting until 1991.
One of my biggest highlights was winning back to back Australian IFAA championships Bow-Hunter unlimited division and representing Australia at the world field archery championships 1995.
I am a member of 3 archery associations in Australia, ABA (Australian Bowhunters Association) catering for Field archery (IFAA), 3DAAA (3D Archery Association of Australia) catering for 3D archery and AA (Archery Australia) catering for Target archery(World archery). I work hard to achieve my goals practicing up to 30hrs a week, I love shooting all aspects of the sport and helping fellow archers, the biggest joy for me in archery is the look and excitement when people achieve personnel goals and personnel bests.
Bow: OK Archery ABSOLUTE 38
Stabilisers: OK Archery BetaBlocker front and side rod
Release: TRU-Ball Honey Badger Claw
Sight: DS Advantage
Rest: Trophy Taker
Arrows: Victory VAP V1 400
Club: IHG Sektion Bogen Innsbruck
My primary goal are the Paralympics 2016 in Rio, Brasilia. I am happy about the warm welcome at the OK Archery Team. I hope that my experience of 33 years in archery will be a gain for the team.
Bow: ABSOLUTE 38
Release: TRU Ball Overkill
On the way to Rio... selected for the National Team in July 2014
I am 20 and started archery at the age of 15 recurve style as my dad took up the sport and im not a sit and watch person. However after an accident and 18 months out I had to transfer to compound nearly 2 years ago. I try to practise minimum of 3 days a week within competition season as I also shoot most weekends at competitions. In October 2011 I was invited to a Talent Identification Day and was taken on to the Road to Rio programme aiming for the 2016 Paralympics.
I was also part of the Paralympic Inspiration Programme which meant I was lucky enough to go behind the scenes and go into the athletes village at the London 2012 games and was a Guest of Archery GB. I received the Des Clarke award last year for most Promising new comer at the Royal Tox fletchers day and this year the ladies Competition.
Bow: OK DST36
Arrows: Easton ACE
Release: Carter Fits Me
Sight: Sure Loc Challenger
Stabilisation: Fuse Blade
Klasse: FU (Freestyle Unlimited)
Verein: BSC – Hard
Den ersten Kontakt zum Bogenschiessen hatte ich Anfang 1992. Seit meinen Anfängen schieße ich Compound FU. Nach Martin und Pearson wechselte ich 1996 zum deutschen Bogenhersteller OK Archery. Damals war es der V-Max 2 mit dem ich tolle Erfolge erzielt habe. Seit 2007 bin ich zielsicher und erfolgreich mit dem X-Claim mit Durchschuss-System unterwegs. Warum ich Bögen von OK schieße? Ganz einfach: Warum in die Ferne schweifen, wenn das Gute liegt so nah.
Motto: "Um Ziele zu erreichen, musst Du loslassen können."
Bow: DST40 & SMOKE
Scope: TS-Archery& Archery Scope
Sight: DS-Advantage & Davis
Stabilisation: OK Beta Blocker & DownUnder
Release: Carter Evo 3+ & Scott Exxus
Rest: Beiter & Plantinum Premium
I've been in archery since I was a kid (I was on the Macedonian national team when I was 16, attended European / Mediterranean championship in 2000 in Antalya), but then moved to Canada and didn't shoot until 2012. Then I slowly reintroduced myself to archery and now I'm back at it very competitively...
Bow: ABSOLUTE 40
Stabilizers: Carbofast Black X
Club: Tustna IL Bueskyttergruppe (since 2008)
A friend of mine was shooting with a bow from OK Archery on the national championship, and he was the only one there who was shooting with that kind of bow. I started to ask him some questions about the bow, and I lifted it up to get a closer look. It was just as heavy as I needed, and just as long as I needed, and since I was soon traveling to China to participate in World Archery Youth Championship, and needed a new bow, I found out that that bow would be perfect :)
I think it is a good bow to shoot with, and it isn't just good to shoot with, it also looks pretty cool! :)
Arrows: Carbon Express Nano Pro, X-Vanes, Soma Wraps & Nocks
Rest: Spot Hogg
Sight: Axcel Achieve
Scope: Mac Ten Zone
Release: Just B-Cuz
Class: WA Compound, IFAA FU
Club: Crown City Brasow, Romania
Arrows: Victory VAP
I discovered Archery relatively late in life. In 2011 my son and I tried our hand at archery. We both fell in love with the sport and eventually introduced the sport to my wife and daughter. For the first year and half I shot recreationally and soon thereafter discovered the thrill of competitive archery.
I have worked hard to make up for “lost time”. I shoot between 800-1000 arrows a week. In the last 18 months I have attended national as well as international tournaments. I have set a very lofty goal to compete at a high level internationally. I volunteer as a coach at the JOAD program, have sat on the Provincial board as a Director and I currently stand as a Field Director at my local club.
Bows: DST40 and Absolute 40
Rest: Beiter Compound Rest
Sight: Shibuya CPX 520
Stabilizer: Carbofast Black X
Strings: Wiegand Archery
Release: Stan Just X
Arrows: Easton X10, Easton X23, Easton X27
"Hello, My name is Niels Pinson. I've been practicing archery since 1998, and I've never stopped since. I've started shooting recurve first for about 5 years, before switching to compound. I like the combination of design, engineering and speed of compound bows, and also because it just feels "right".
I've shot with other brand bows in the past, but OK Archery manages to make the most forgiving, accurate, beautifull and technically advanced bows available. I shoot mainly Fita field, and in that disciplin, I've won several regional tournaments, I've been national champion, I've been to european and world field championships, and I hope that many titles will follow.
I shoot with the OK Absolute 38, with Absolute .19 arrows. Rock-solid equipment. If only I was as rock-solid...
See you on the shooting line!
Bow: OK Archery Absolute 38
Sight & scope: Shibuya CPX 365 & Booster scope w Zeiss lens
Arrow rest: Trophy taker SS2
Release-aid: Carter Atension
Arrows: Victory VAP & Absolute .19
Class: Freestyle Unlimited (FU)
- Mechanical Engineering Faculty - Teaching and Research Assistant, PhD student
- Archery Association of Montenegro - one of the founders (2006.) and Secretary general
- Archery club in capital city, Podgorica - President and coach.
Sports: Archery, Alpine Skiing, Poolbilliard, Mountain Sport
Scope: Specialty Archery
Release: Carter Just B-Cuz
Arrows: Gold Tip Kinetic Pro, Ultralight Pro, Ultralight 22 Pro
Jasper van Gosen
In 1995 my father discovered archery during a company trip in the city of Maastricht. Coming back from this trip he was very enthusiastic about his discovery and decided to go to a club in Purmerend to see what is was all about. In fact the whole family went there and stayed there ever since. After a beginner’s course with a recurve bow I switched over to compound in the year 1997 because of the technology of this kind of bows.
Why did I choose OK-Archery? The bow looks very good, but more important is the technology. I got the opportunity to test this OK-bow and was very much satisfied with the reaction while shooting. This bow holds nicely in the hand and shoots very good. The let-off of 60% is something you have to grow accustomed to but once you know how it goes you don’t want anything else anymore.
Bow: ABSOLUTE 38
Stabilizer: SF Elite Carbon
Sight: Axcel 3000
Scope: Axcel X31
Release: Tru Ball Insite-Out
Arrows: Easton X10 & X7 2315
Mit den Schießsport habe ich mit 10 Jahren begonnen und mit 16 Jahren bin ich zum Biathlon gewechselt! Mit 18 Jahren war ich Mitglied in der polnischen Nationalmannschaft! 1992 löste ich mein erstes Olympiaticket (Albertville ) darauf folgte die Teilnahme an Lillehammer 94 und für Nagano 98 war ich dann schon der Trainer des polnischen Olympiateams bis 2001! 2007 hab ich mit den Compound schießen begonnen bei der KPSG Zirndorf. Seit April 2014 bin ich stolzer Besitzer eines OK ABSOLUTE und konnte damit auch schon weitere Erfolge einfahren.
Bow: DST40, ABSOLUTE
Class: Elite Gold Archer (Australian Classification) (2016-6-16 696/720 from 50/720 tournament)
- A.I.M. archery club - Club Member SOCO Archery - Staff Shooter
- SOCO Sports pty. ltd. - Founder TSAA Tsinghua Students Archery Association - Founder (During PhD)
- Attended IAWC 2014,2015 Attended Asia Cup 2016 - Stage 1 Bankok
- Current Chinese national record holder of Compound Mens 50/720
- Current Chinese national record holder of Barebow Recurve Mens 30/720
Bow: OK Archery Absolute 42
Sight & Scope: Sure-loc Icon X 550 + Shibuya Scope w Custom Lense
Arrow Rest: Beiter Compound Rest + Custom made Extender
Stabilizers: Perfect S Custom made 40" Long-rod + 15" Double Side Bars
Release-Aid: Stan - 2 finger trigger release
Arrows: Easton X10