Gear Reviews

2013-11-22

Pierre-Julien Deloche - MINOX APO HG 10x43

My name is Pierre-Julien Deloche and I live in the South-East of France. My sport is archery which I have been practicing since 2005. I have been in the national team since 2007 and am now ranked no. 1 in the world. My job in a maritime rescue coordination center for the French coastguard allows me a privileged schedule to compete with the best in the world.

Some of my accomplishments as a non-professional athlete are as follows:

        • Ranked #1 in France, #2 in Europe, #1 in the world
        • Stage 4 World Cup 2013 in Wrocław, Poland - individual gold medalist
        • Stage 3 World Cup 2013 in Medellin, Columbia - team gold medalist
        • Stage 2 World Cup 2013 in Antalya, Turkey - team bronze medalist
          • Individual silver medallist, World Games 2013 in Cali, Columbia
          • Gold in individual and team at the European Outdoor Grand Prix 2013 in Riom (Auvergne, France)
          • Champion of 2013 European indoor championships
          • Champion of the 2009 indoor world tournament at Nmes, 2010 bronze medalist, 2013 silver medalist
          • Bronze medalist at the 2012 world cup event
          • 4 times world record holder, 3 times European record, 14  times national record
          • Team gold medalist in the 2008 word cup event
          • Team gold medalist in the 2010 and 2012 European championships
          • Team silver medalist in the 2009-2012 world and 2008 European championships
          • Team bronze medalist in the 2009 world championships

          Archery means shooting indoors with poor light or outdoors with wind, showers and in hot or cold weather. Archery means accuracy at a distance of 18 metres indoor at a 20 Cent coin or 50 metres outdoors at a 9 cm wide target. I shoot from 90 metres at a target that is only 12 cm wide! If I have to hit a 20 Cent coin, I'm able to do it 58 out of 60 shots! This is highly demanding and I need to know exactly where my arrows are located on the target if its touching the line or not, even if the weather is bad like in rain, wind or poor visibility.

          MINOX answers to this expectation with robustness, clearness and light weight designed for sharp-customers who are expecting the highest standards. I travel a lot all around the world and my 640 gram binoculars accompany me everywhere, resisting the trips and weather and offering me a superb view in wonderful countries every time. Wherever I am, true confidence in my APO HG 10x43 binoculars for short distances and my MD 62 ED W spotting scope with the 21x42 eyepiece for long distances never fail me.

          I trust in MINOX products to attain the highest world level in archery tournaments! That's archery, and that's accuracy the best complements for these products.

          In MINOX I trust!

          Pierre-Julien Deloche