SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH—Founded in 1922 in California, 2022 marks the 100the Easton’s anniversary as a manufacturer of archery equipment. Easton’s start began with a young Doug Easton making his own wooden bows and arrows in a garage. By the time he was 17 years old, his skill in target archery was renowned and his arrows were considered the best in the country. In 1929, Doug moved to Los Angeles and opened Easton’s Archery Shop, where he would launch into the sport in full force with a host of innovations in wooden arrows, including the first screw-in point system. A true turning point came in 1949 with the production of the world’s first aluminum shaft, the 24SRT-X. The 24SRT-X trucks were far superior to wood in accuracy. Tournament scores skyrocketed and archery would never be the same.
The small family store moved and grew. Over the next decade, Doug and his team created the venerable XX75, the best-selling arrow shaft of all time. Jim Easton started working for his father in 1960 and his engineering mind expanded the company to new heights with ski pole shafts, aluminum baseball bats, the use of carbon in hockey sticks and new bicycle frame technology. road and mountain.
Doug Easton was laid to rest in December 1972, but his legacy lives on with his son, Jim, and grandson, Greg Easton, who helped pioneer virtually every major advance in arrow technology to this day. Under Jim and Greg’s leadership, the introduction and evolution of carbon and aluminum-carbon hybrids (A/C and FMJ) would be the next innovations to dominate bowhunting and sweep Olympic podiums.
The powerful appeal of the sport and relentless drive to innovate are hallmarks of the company, and archery’s success is what keeps Easton looking down, from 1922 and for the next 100 years.
Easton’s archery products continue to be produced in the United States at its facilities in Utah, Indiana, and Iowa. For more information on Easton arrows, visit: www.eastonarchery.com