Monday, 25 July 2016

Bryan Kolstad - Interesting Things You Didn’t Know About Archery

Bryan Kolstad took to archery as a teenager. After his first time handling a bow, he immediately knew this was one sport he wanted to pursue and invested his time and energy in developing his talent. Archery has developed over the years and has become a popular sport in the United States and around the world. Bryan Kolstad shares a few interesting things you didn’t know about archery.

One of the Safest Sports
Archery is one of the safest sports, according to the National Safety Council. The sport is safer than golf and according to statistics, there has been only one injury for every 2,000 participants. In fact, archery is even safer than bowling.

Speed of Arrows
The speed of an arrow released in competitions flies at over 200 mph. That is about three times faster than a cheetah which is only about 68 mph. With the new line up of compound bows using high quality material, archers have been able to reach speeds up to 347 feet per second. Converted into miles per hour that amounts to 263 mph.

Archery Disappeared from the Olympics
Archery was introduced to the Olympics in 1900 but was dropped in 1920 because there was no uniformity in rules and equipment. It was only reintroduced to the Olympics in 1972, and has continued to be a major sport ever since.

Bryan Kolstad is a toxophilite – an archer. Toxophilite is from the Greek word “toxon” meaning bow and arrow, and “philos” meaning loving.


Friday, 15 July 2016

Bryan Kolstad - What You Need to Know About the Compound Bow

Bryan Kolstad is a man of varied interests. He is an experienced marine mechanic who enjoys playing golf, the tuba, clay sculpting, and archery. He started archery class when he was a teenager, and continued pursuing the sport and is an experienced archer today. Archery is a popular sport in the United States and around the world. Bryan Kolstad shares a few things you need to know about compound bows.

It is easy to identify a compound bow because of its multiple strings and pulleys on either side of the bow. The compound bow is widely used in both 3D archery, bowhunting and field archery around the world. The reason many archers use the compound bow is because of its “let-off” capacity.

The “let-off” capacity is the point during the draw when the archer holds less draw weight. This allows the archer more time to aim and is particularly useful in hunting. When buying your first compound bow, you want to look for one that has a fairly low draw weight. This should be regardless of the archer’s strength and the “let-off” the compound bow has. To begin with, you might want to get a simple, affordable compound bow that will help you learn the fundamentals of the game.

Your first compound bow should have a non-specific draw length, and match your eye dominance. It should have a light draw weight, don’t get one that is difficult for you to draw and control. You should be able to use your bow for at least six months to a year, so keep this in mind when you buy a compound bow. Bryan Kolstad recommends getting a compound bow you can afford.


Thursday, 7 July 2016

Bryan Kolstad - Maine – The Ultimate Cruising Ground

Bryan Kolstad is an experienced marine mechanic in Portland, Maine. His choice to build a career as a marine mechanic in this area was mainly because Maine is considered as the ultimate cruising ground by boaters from around the world. With over 6,000 lakes and 3, 478 miles of beautiful coastline, Maine is a virtual playground for boaters. Having grown up in Portland, Bryan Kolstad has gone on boating trips to several places around Maine. Whether you are looking to try your skills with white water rafting, kayaking or just enjoying an idyllic boat ride to take in the spectacular sights along the Maine coastline, you will find your experience to be completely satisfying.

According to experienced mariners, the best way to see Maine is from the water. Taking a cruise off the coast of Maine offers spectacular views of the shore. A cruise trip along the coast of Maine will give you the chance to see beautiful sandy beaches, rocky cliffs, towering lighthouses, and remote islands. You can also stop at a couple of the bustling harbors, or at one of the quieter inlets and watch the seals take in the sun.

Bryan Kolstad recommends taking a lobster boat ride for a few hours. The lobster and scenic boat tour is a great idea for a fun-filled family trip. The tours depart from the seaside villages and harbors and offer half-day tours or hourly tours. You will get the chance to see lobster pots and probably even haul in a lobster trap.


Friday, 1 July 2016

Bryan Kolstad - Tips for New Boaters

Bryan Kolstad built a successful career as a marine mechanic and has worked on a variety of boat engines. He operates out of Portland, Maine and is provides a reliable and efficient service to boat owners in the area. Bryan Kolstad is a native of Maine and has spent his entire life in this beautiful state and enjoys playing golf when he is not busy working. He shares a couple of tips new boaters can use.


If you are planning to take your boat on the water, you might want to overdress. The weather conditions on the water are normally different from that on land, so you might want to be prepared when you go out for a day on your boat.

Don’t Speed

When you are docking, you want to make sure you take it slow and easy. Going slow will ensure you do not damage you boat by colliding, and remember, pros take it slow as well. You rather go slow that speed up and end up paying for costly repairs on your boat.

Boat Launch Ramp 

If you are using the boat launch ramp to get your boat in an out of the water, you will want to speed up things and no hold up things. There will be other people waiting to use the launch ramp as well, so make sure you do not hog the launch ramp.

Bryan Kolstad enjoys working as a marine mechanic.