The Different Types of Bows

Traditional archery can have different interpretations for different people. For some, it may just mean sticking to the basics while to others, it may mean going as close as possible to how shooting was done in the historical period. People, who insist on traditional archery, tend to prefer what is called the “self-bow”. A self bow is cut out from a single piece of wood. Traditional bows are also constructed from different materials such as fibreglass and wood that are laminated together. If this will be your first traditional bow, go for something that is affordable, make sure it’s good quality to last for at least a year.

The other popular bow is the “re-curve” bow. It is also popularly referred to as “takedown”. There are three essential parts to this bow. The middle part or the “riser” is made of metal. This is where … Read the rest