An interview with Bow-Targets

Discover the written interview with Bow-Targets (Gerd Bechtel)  & BEARPAW PRODUCTS.

1) BEARPAW: How did you get into archery?
“As a child I collected my first bow experience near the forest with a home-made hazelnut bow and cane arrows, which became” grown-up “for me, until I found a co-worker in my former operation and one today Friend moved to it It was immediately done to me, the virus has seized me with all its consequences.”

2) BEARPAW: How long have you been active in archery?
“Since the year 2000.”

3) BEARPAW: A lot of experience. Why did you choose archery?
“It was the feeling of being able to roam through the woods as if it were a child, experiencing the bond with nature and the feeling of slowing down, as well as the ability to compete with like-minded people in tournaments an exciting experience.”

4) BEARPAW: As a matter of fact. What did you want to be as a little kid?
“I must confess, I had no career aspirations, I have sniffed during the holidays in a variety of professions and have even then guided by my intuition.”

5) BEARPAW: That was obviously correct! What was the best decision in your career? Are you still working in addition to the archery?
“Difficult question, every day we make decisions on a small scale, like on a large scale, in the future, I think it was rather the sum of the experiences that led to what I stand for today.” My life is 100% archery Fulfills.”

6) BEARPAW: Nice to hear. What do you like most about archery?
“The many opportunities, whether in the family, for deceleration, as a hobby, or performance-oriented to be able to practice this sport, the great opportunity to mentally align and to practice self-reflection.”

7) BEARPAW: With which bow do you like to shoot? Which arrows?
Bodnik Custom Longbow with cedar wooden arrows.”

8) BEARPAW: What else 🙂 What are you most proud of when you think of archery?
“To the valuable development and the associated acceptance.”

9) BEARPAW: Can you imagine a life completely without archery?
“Definitely no.”

10) BEARPAW: Well, there we are calmed down. What would be your biggest wish for the industry?
“That there are still innovative minds, the developments and thus keep this archery alive.”

11) BEARPAW: What do you want to give to the people out there? Do you have a personal concern?
“As a mental coach, I would like to reiterate the importance of instinctive archery in today’s fast-paced world.Whoever wants to put his performance to the point professionally or in competition, will not be able to avoid a clear mental focus – the value in archery lies in the concentrated deceleration, the experience of one’s own goal orientation to recognize patterns of thinking and behavior and to let go.”

Enjoy reading.

your BEARPAW team