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Archery netting / curtain?

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Hello, My son is new to archery and I’d like to make an area for him to practice, but we don’t have an area with room for when he misses the target, and hay bails are not a good solution around here. I have seen archery netting and have been told of something like a kevlar netting for stopping arrows. Can anyone advise if such things work?  Is there a kevlar stop?   Any advise would be appreciated. Thanks

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> Can anyone advise if such things work?  Is there a kevlar stop?

Don’t know about kevlar, the netting I’ve seen is usually nylon.  The trick is that it has to be free hanging and a fine enough mesh so as not to allow an arrow pass through.  The arrow strikes the netting and has to move the entire mass.  People have used carpet and many other types of material.

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There are curtains you can purchase as backstops – they are a tight mesh but the critical factor is that they hang loosely with enough room behind to "give" when an arrow hits them so that the arrow doesn’t penetrate the curtain.   They are not cheap, though. For example, the link http://www.thebowman.com/mall/cat_targetBackDrop1.asp shows a 10 by 10 foot net to be around 150 bucks Yew Ess. Often you can make a backstop out of sections of used carpet, even use them for the actual target and the target buttress.   Check the archery links page and the Documents page of TSAA.  link is below. ALSO, please check the JOAD page at http://www.joad.org .  MANY useful docs for you if you are starting out….  and good luck ! Ron > Hello, > My son is new to archery and I’d like to make an area for him to > practice, but we don’t have an area with room for when he misses the > target, and hay bails are not a good solution around here. > I have seen archery netting and have been told of something like a > kevlar netting for stopping arrows. > Can anyone advise if such things work?  Is there a kevlar stop? > Any advise would be appreciated. > Thanks

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