Types of Archery Bow
• Archery is known as the act of thrusting arrows using a bow.
In the past, archery was used for battle and for hunting. These
days, it is more known as a skill, an art or form of recreational
activity. An archer or a bowman is referred to an individual
who joins in archery. The term toxophilite is used to call an
expert in archery. When shooting arrows at a target from a
certain distance to test precision, this is called competitive
archery. Another name for competitive archery is target
archery and is the most admired form of archery.
PSE Chaos One RTS Package
- Draw Weight: 40, 50 or 60 lbs
- Draw Length: 24''-28''
- Velocity: 302-294 fps at 28-Inch
- Dexterity: Right or Left Hand
• Archery equipment involves arrows and youth bows. The
bow is the most important piece needed in this sport. The
way a bow is created is important in obtaining the greatest
shooting ability. Different types of bows are made based on
intended use. The basic types of bows are cross bows, short
bows and long bows. There are also available compound bow
types. Bow making is believed to have substantial effect on a
shot’s accuracy. Among the types of youth bows, a long bow is
considered the standard type of bow. It is widely used and is
normally the one provided to beginners.
PSE Sheriff 48" Recurve Bow
- Draw Weight: 15 or 20 lbs
- Axle to Axle: 48"
- Dexterity: Universal (LH/RH)
- Shooter Height: up to 4'10"
• A compound bow is the type of bow that allows powerful and
accurate shots. It is made of rigid limbs and a pulley system.
The latter one allows the archer to turn them when dragging
back on the string. A traditional bow and used among tribal
groups is a self bow. Self bows are carved out from one piece
of wood and are known for being the simplest type of bow.
The recurve bow is the type that allows storing of more
energy. The bow’s tips curve away from the archer. It is mostly
used for horseback because it is the easiest to handle.
Crossbows are used as war weapon by tradition. The bow is
set and projectile arrows are released after pulling the trigger.
In modern time these are used for target practice and are still
used for hunting purposes. The last type to be discussed is the
flat bows. This type is usually used in Europe and in the
United States. A flat bow’s limbs appear wider at front view
but narrower at side view. A flat bow is invented to have the
best cross-sectional cut among all types of youth bows.
• The arrow is used in archery to determine the distance,
accuracy and strength of the shot. Length and weight are
equally important in an arrow. Other archery equipment
needed is a quiver and an arrow rest. The quiver holds the
arrow in place while the arrow rest enables arrows to fly
20 Lbs 24" Youth Recurve Bow with Pink Riser & Silver Limb
- Color: Pink Rise & Silver Limb
- Draw Weight: 20 lbs
- Draw Length: 24"
- Axle to Axle: 46''