How to Use a Recurve Bow | Archery Lessons

How to Use a Recurve Bow | Archery Lessons


All right. Archery bows come in all different shapes
and sizes, depending on what you want to do with archery. This is the basic bow. This is called a recurve bow because it has
a recurve on it. It curves and recurves. What happens with this recurve, it gives the
bow more power. Because, as you open it up, the spring effect
of the recurve shoots the arrow out a lot faster than just a straight bow. This is really the most common kind of bow
today. This is the type of bow that’s used in the
Olympics because it’s known world wide. That’s why it’s allowable in the Olympics,
because anybody in the world has access to this type of bow. This particular bow is a basic bow. It has a wood handle and it has limbs that
are attached to the wood handle. That makes it, actually, a very good bow for
a beginner, because the limbs actually, can be changed to different poundages. As the beginner improves and strengthens,
he can change, he or she can change the poundage of the bow. The bow’s main part is called the riser. The riser contains an arrow rest where the
arrow rests on. It’s an elevated arrow rest, so that as the
arrow passes the bow, the arrow doesn’t interfere, or the bow doesn’t interfere with the arrow. This is what we call a basic bow.

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