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The Bow that most archers begin their archery career with. This normally involves a riser which can be made of wood, aluminium or carbon fibre plus limbs made of wood, foam or carbon.
A recurve archer will normally start with aluminium arrows and progress up to carbon/aluminium mix ones later.
A range of accessories can be added to the bow including sight, stabilisers, bowsling, pressure button and clickers.
The most modern of bow types. Very popular in the USA, South Africa and Eastern Europe where animal hunting is still allowed. (It is illegal to shoot at any animal or bird with a bow in the UK).
The compound has a cam system which allow the archer to pull a heavy weight which reduces to just a few pounds at full draw.
There are accessories specific to the compound which include release aids, peep sights and magnified sights.
The traditional style of bow which is growing in popularity again. The bow is a single “D” shape and is normally around 72” long. It can be made of a single piece of wood, or two to five laminations of different woods.
The longbow archer will shoot wood arrows.
There are few accessories to add to the bow, but many longbow archers like to use traditional style accessories for themselves such as leather armguards and leather or linen quivers.
This is essentially a heavy poundage longbow - at least 70# draw weight.
This is a one-piece bow which is the same shape as a longbow, but has a flatter profile and an arrow shelf. It is normally made of laminates.
A one-piece short recurve. Designed to be shot from horseback they originally come from Eastern Europe or even further East.
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