Traditional Archery Bows Explained

Traditional Archery Bows Explained

12 Replies to “Traditional Archery Bows Explained”

  1. the ILF system is really noisy. When you release the arrow the limbs makes a horrible noise. My friends will tell you that I am very good at tuning a bow and I could not quiet the bows I changed the brace height, arrow weight, changed strings a dozen times,  I even lined the slot with tape. Even the compound shooters look at me when I shoot.

  2. In the context of the history of archery, the cut-away and arrow shelf is a very recent innovation.
    Traditional = Not a compound?

  3. Totally prefer the UK classification for the bows. I believe, if remembered correctly, the first was an English Long Bow, then an American Flat Bow, then a Hybrid Flat Bow, then Field Recurve, then a 3-piece Field Recurve, then lastly an ILF Field Recurve. 

    I honestly still refuse to call an American Flat Bow a long bow because it's not. It's cross-section isn't a D-shape, and that's what I've come to recognise as a long bow. Also, a ELB is a self bow, but not all self bows are ELBs cuz horse bow. XD

  4. What type of strings are best when I have traditional long bow? I'm clueless any help would be appreciated.

  5. I'm sorry but this classification is in no way universal… what you call "classic longbow" some would call "flatbow" and your "self bow" would be "classic longbow" for some… etc Anyway thanks for the presentation

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