In archery, a recurve bow is one of the main shapes a bow can take, with limbs that curve away from the archer when unstrung. A recurve bow stores more energy and delivers energy more efficiently than the equivalent straight-limbed bow, giving a greater amount of energy and speed to the arrow.
A recurve will permit a shorter bow than the simple straight limb bow for given arrow energy, and this form was often preferred by archers in environments where long weapons could be cumbersome, such as in brush and forest terrain, or while on horseback.
Self bows, composite bows, and laminated bows using the recurve form are still made and used by bowyers, amateurs, and professional archers.
The modern recurve is the only form of bow permitted in the Olympics (though the compound bow is permitted in some categories at the Paralympic Games) and is the most widely used by European and Asian sporting archers.
Elongarrow is a great bow for someone who is just getting into archery or wanting to try this style of bow out.…More»
Elongarrow 68inches RH/LH Recurve Bow With C1 Carbon Limbs
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