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I don’t know if you heard, but there was a total solar eclipse earlier in the week that was near enough to make it seem like it was cloudy when there were no clouds. Unfortunately, that’s the darkest it got here, but it was still a really interesting experience. However, in 2024, I should be lucky enough to have a total solar eclipse pass almost directly overhead! This week, I eclipsed my previous weeks arrow counts by shooting 375 arrows; the most since starting recovery. To commemorate this event, we reenacted the eclipse, with me playing the Moon:

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Norm and I have been talking it over, and I think we’re going to go ahead with some exciting new plans for our blogs. I’m not sure when, since it will be a lot of work to get things started, and we may need to get some outside help. But the idea is that it will be more interactive and engaging for our followers, creating an overall better experience. You could say that it will … eclipse our current blogs.

I’m sure you’ve noticed that I occasionally mention Team Storm, well that’s us; STephanie & nORM. I think the core premise will be to rebrand ourselves as some variation of STORM Archery and to do more vlogs and videos rather than blogs. We may also do product reviews, tutorials, Q&A videos, and have lots of guests as well if there’s interest. If you have any suggestions, ideas for what you would like to see from us, or if you would like to help contribute, please let us know!

Here is a little sample of some of the footage we captured this weekend. Most of it was just an experiment to see what things would look and sound like, so it’s not very polished. The first one is a time-lapse of a 90 arrow training session, and the second is a view of the target during the same session.

In other news, I finally got around to converting the last of my old arrows. The points needed to be slightly lighter, and I needed to add wraps from ArrowSocks and vanes from XS Wings to match the rest of my current arrows. I now have 15 good arrows, 3 rough arrows that may get turned into pens, and 2 bare shafts to aid in tuning.

And just for fun, another photo!