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Get Recurve Bow
Lloydminster, AB
There are very many bows on the market, so how do you go about choosing the right one to fit your needs – the best recurve bow for you? Firstly, think about what it will be used for. Hunting? For competition? For a hunting bow, it needs to have a higher draw height. The weight of the bow correlates to the amount of strength needed to pull the string back. As an adult beginner, you’ll likely want a draw weight of between 18 and 24 pounds. Obviously, children would want a lower draw weight. With a low draw weight, the speed and power will be lower, but you can more easily learn the correct form and technique. Further, if you are a beginner, you should choose a lighter bow. You’ll not want a bow that is particularly difficult to draw back. The bow length should be assessed when the bow is on the ground. Bows come in various lengths, and yours should be the height of your forehead, which for the average person means that the bow will be around 66 or 68 inches in length. Do you want to use a collapsible recurve bow? Because this type of bow is easy to dismantle, the draw weight becomes more flexible. That’s useful, given that if you do wish to increase the draw weight, you do not have to invest in a new bow. Rather, you simply purchase new limbs. If you go to a bow store, someone can help you in making a choice so that the bow is suited to your draw strength, your height, and with regards to you being left- or right-handed. Materials Typically Used in Making a Recurve Bow Recurve bow limbs are made from composite materials such as carbon and/or wood, or fiberglass. These materials encompass a central core made from wood or carbon. The risers, on the other hand, are often made using plastic or wood, both of which are ideal for a beginner’s bow. More advanced bows have risers that are manufactured using aluminum together with carbon fiber or simply from carbon fiber alone. Carbon Fiber With carbon fiber recurve bows, you will achieve a high strength-to-weight ratio. Carbon fiber risers are made using hollow carbon tubes which are interlocked to provide stiffness. These are engineered so as to promote vibration that is near instantaneous, and in turn, this reduces the noise significantly. With a cold riser, which occurs when using the bow in cold climatic conditions, it’s more difficult to obtain a perfect shot. However, with carbon fiber risers, they don’t feel cold to the touch, and you can potentially obtain a perfect shot every time. Fiberglass A recurve bow that is made using fiberglass is stiffer than a wood bow and frequently they are more affordable. Fiberglass and wood sandwiched together provide high compression and high tensile strength, and generally they are lightweight. Metal With a metal riser the bow becomes more stable but heavier.
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