Shanghai has become a mainstay on the World Cup calendar, and it has also proven to consistently feature some of the toughest weather conditions on the circuit, with rain and wind typical more often than not in both qualifying and the finals. Qualification, which always takes place in a stadium, often is not a good predictor of performance- because the unforgiving environment along the riverside finals venue in this teeming metropolis features tricky winds and often, rain- just the kind of conditions that the Easton X10 and X10 Pro Tour were designed to dominate.
And once again, that’s exactly what happened- with every gold medal, in every category. For the recurve women, Elena RICHTER (GER) scored her first outdoor World Cup win, with a huge upset over local favorite and top Chinese shooter XU Jing, who toiok silver. Mexico’s London Olympic medalist Aida ROMAN took third- all three using Easton X10’s.
In the recurve women’s matches, another total Easton sweep saw China take gold, Colombia silver, and Japan the bronze, with each shooter using X10’s.
Japan’s KIKUCHI Hideki took the men’s recurve gold medal, with the unstoppable X10 arrow, same as silver medal winner Pierre PILHON (FRA) and bronze winner Rick VAN DER VEN (NED)- another X10 podium sweep. In recurve men’s team action, Japan, Australia and Netherlands took Goid, silver and bronze.
The recurve mixed teams had USA take gold, while Mexico and Great Britain took silver and bronze.
In compound action, Korea continued the women’s compound momentum they started with last season, with Easton shooter CHOI Bo-min taking the gold, Colombia’s Sara LOPEZ silver, and Colombia’s Alejandra USQUIANO taking bronze for another total Easton podium sweep. Another total Easton sweep in the women’s compound team round had USA, Chinese Taipei, and Korea taking gold, silver and bronze.
For the men, the French duo of Sebastien PEINEAU and Pierre-Julien DELOCHE took gold and silver, respectively, with their X10 Pro Tour shafts. It was another total Easton sweep in the mixed team event, with Korea taking gold, USA silver, and France the bronze. And for the men’s compound team event, Easton brought the broom to the podium again with USA taking Gold, AUS silver, and Russian Federation bronze.
When it comes to precision in any conditions, nothing else comes close to the legendary Easton X10 and X10 Pro Tour- the world’s most-winning arrow shafts.