Archery equipment and bows have come a long way from caveman days to the modern equipment that we have today. The bow and arrow was a major breakthrough in hunting and weaponry of it’s time.
Today there is a wide variety of bows, like the compound bow, recurve, crossbow and longbow in different brands, styles and designs available. Modern bows carry the sophistication of advancing technology while staying true to the origin and spirit of the bow and arrow. Over thousands of years, archery has been part and parcel of human culture.
As with anything, getting the right tools is of paramount importance in ensuring that you get the best results in whatever it is you do, this is no different in archery. So getting the right bow must go hand in hand with the purpose for which you intend to use it.
A Guide To The Different Types Of Archery Bows
Generally there are four categories of bows, they are; longbow, recurve bow, compound bow and crossbow. (Technically some say the crossbow is not a bow.) While there are variations and different terminologies of different archery bows, depending on culture, history, location, etc. Some other names and designs of the different archery bows also might be called; composite bow, flatbow, English longbow, horse bow, deflex bow, Mongolian bow reflex bow, decurve bow and many other types, names and designs.
But which type of bow is for you and how are they designed? Here is a general guide to the widely used archery bows today.