Sunday, April 12, 2015

Take a Bow: Kodanda Archery Range

I make it a point that G and I have something to look forward to / something new to do like visit museums or theme parks, watch gigs, play sports and the like.

Yes, sports. We are not athletic people so trying them out is a totally refreshing experience for us.
When I learned that there is an archery range at Makati Cinema Square, I included this in our to-do list.

Archery is the practice or skill of using a bow to propel arrows. It has evolved from being used for hunting and combat into a competitive sport and recreational activity.

Located at FB-D3A Makati Cinema Square, Chino Roces Ave., Makati City, the name Kodanda is a Sanskrit word which means "He who has a bow".

Getting ready for the game. G being assisted with his arm guard and finger tab.

He's almost done...

...except for the bow.

We were given a (light) recurve bow. This is the type of bow given to beginners.

The P580 fee per person is already inclusive of one hour equipment use and target paper. They will automatically give you a briefing if it's your first time with the sport. 

Loading our bow with arrow.

And we're all set.

You can bring your own arrow too! 
Here's another type brought by one of the guests.

The disadvantage? The waiting time. Of course, you need to wait for everyone on the range to finish before you can proceed in getting back your arrows. A player is given 5 arrows per round.

During the first few minutes, I felt the pressure to step up my game since we were with pros while we were mixed with kids during the latter part, hence, the poser selfies.

The place is small -  just enough for 7 people to play simultaneously. They don't have lockers to stash your bag and other valuables.

We got to try the beginner, intermediate and expert levels.

And I'm proud to say that I was able to hit the bull's eye (yellow area) on all levels. Beginner's luck I say. Just look at how I couldn't even get two arrows land on the target paper.

Well, accuracy is a different story. A comparison of our target papers.


Here's mine. You be the judge.

Well, we had fun...and at the end of the day, that's what matters.

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