The Moose Shack

Gaming, Archery and Music are my hobbies

About Me

My name is James and this website is all about my hobbies, so let me break it down into sections.


I have been gaming since the early 80’s – starting off with the Spectrum 48K. I even coded my first game when I was about 7 using the Spectrum 48K. Since then, I have owned several systems including:

  • Spectrum 48K
  • Amiga A500+
  • Sega Master System
  • Amiga A1200 (Upgraded later to an 030 processor, 6MB ram and 20MB HDD)
  • Amiga CD-32
  • Sega Game Gear
  • Sega Megadrive
  • Nintendo GameCube
  • Xbox
  • Xbox 360
  • Xbox One
  • Sony PlayStation
  • Sony PlayStation 3
  • Sony PlayStation 4
  • Sony PlayStation 4 Pro
  • Sony PlayStation 5
  • Nintendo Switch
  • ASUS ROG Ally
  • Various Gaming PCs with configurations over the years


I first completed a beginners archery course back in 2012 but I did nothing with it. When we moved house, we now live around 2 miles from my nearest archery club and I have been driving passed it for the last 9 years, but never thought too much about it. At the end of February 2024, I contacted the club and explained the situation. They agreed that I could drop in for them to assess me to see if I would require a full beginner course again. Thankfully, I was proficiant enough for them to consider me safe, so they allowed me to have six free sessions to see if I enjoyed it…. well, I did!

Their membership runs from April 1st to March 31st, so they felt it wasn’t right to charge me so close to the start of a new membership period, so after the 6 free sessions, they let me continue. I then bought my first bow and the rest is history.


RiserKinetic Novious2 – 25″ – RH – Red
LimbsPrestige Limbs – 68″ @ 30#
Long RodWinstorm Carbon Long Rod 30″
SitesCartel Focus K – Red
Arrows8 x Easton Jazz XL 30″ 1916 with EP-23 Vanes and 4mm G-Nock Small – 90gr points
Pressure Button68″- F-Flight String 164-18 – Strands
Arrow RestAvalon Tec One Maxx Magnetic Rest – Right Handed