Understanding Compound Bows

Gone are the days when you thought of bows and arrows as wood and string alone. The modern Robin Hood nowadays prefers a sleeker, more powerful type of bow in compound designs.

The history of cross bows has led to the coming of sleeker compound bows that are now used in the sport of professional archery. Whereas before, hitting a 2-inch inner circle seemed like a miracle, compound bows are now made to hit the center multiple times per minute out of distances like 60 yards or even farther.

Traditional versus Compound

Technology and sport now play hand in hand. The traditional bow of yesteryears made use of the longbow and recurve. That means that the farther it’s pulled, the greater its recoil is, or the more energy is placed in the release of the arrow when you shoot the target. This is the accuracy that you usually seen in movies. The arrow is drawn all the way to the ear, which requires a type of force to carry the weight of, say, a 70-lb. draw.

So what makes the compound bow different? Compound bows make use of a levering system usually made up of a series of cables and pulleys that can bend the limbs of the bow. The athlete or hobbyist doesn’t have to carry all the weight anymore. The draw weight is distributed in such a way that it creates a “let off” at the end of the draw. This makes the compound bow more energy-efficient. Different compound bows will have different percentages of let off. The most common is a 70% let off, which means that for a 70-lb. draw weight, the athlete will only be carrying 21 lbs.

How is this advantageous to the athlete? The off weight means that athletes can draw the arrows longer, which gives him time to concentrate on his target whether its a two-inch circle or a moving animal. This means the athlete can also use less force and can hold the compound bow steadier compared to a traditional bow.

In professional archery or even with hunter hobbyists, speed is very important. A millisecond can stand between you being able to hit the target, or not. Different compound bows have different IBO speeds or fps. This is the standard measurement of speed of how soon the bow can shoot the arrow.

How does it work?

The pulley/cam system of the compound bow works as such: when you draw the strings back, the pulleys will rotate. Compound bows have two cam tracks: the inner cam and the outer cam. The outer cam track is where the bowstrings run through.

It is then up to the athlete to change or manipulate these two cam tracks to create a more efficient draw and IBO speed to suit his needs.

Most athletes aim to have a faster arrow because a faster arrow usually means that the arrow has less arc when it travels, making it more accurate. It can hit the target better, though not necessarily more forcefully.

In a game of speed and accuracy, having the right equipment is needed as technology plays an important role in how the athlete performs. Other than constant practice, choose your equipment well. It usually makes the difference between hitting the target, or not.

Archery Hunting Tips

Trophy Deer Hunting Using Archery The action and methodologies of deer chasing have developed throughout the years. In spite of the fact that toxophilism is an old procedure going back to a large number of years, fast walks in science and innovation have made accessible some modern bows and arrows chasing hardware that can significantly […]

Compound Buying Guide

Taking up arrow based weaponry as an interest or as a game can compensate with the right gear close by. For the eager bowman, the compound bow is a decent decision to add to his accumulation of bows. In the event that you require one, a compound purchasing aide can help you in selecting the […]

Compound Bow and the Padded Arrow Sport

Compound Bow Technique The Compound Bow is a method expected to reduce the measure of power the toxophilite must utilize and to expand the aggregate vitality that is held by the bow. A ton of compound bows use cams toward the end of the appendages to benefit as much as possible from the influence given […]

Several Useful Archery Tips

For the individuals who aim on getting to be bowmen, figuring out how to shoot a bolt legitimately is a craftsmanship that is very hard to ace. There are an assortment of minor points of interest that must be dealt with before you start to shoot any kind of a bolt, in light of the […]

Martin Archery Compound Bows

With over 50 years being spent at the craft of making bows there is no doubt that Martin Archery has the experience behind them. Extraordinary exactness is given prime significance while making a Martin Archery compound bow. Martin has proceeded with their legacy in making top quality arrow based weaponry compound bows. The Martin Gold […]

How to Make an Accurate Bow and Arrow

Here is a fun undertaking and one that numerous wouldn’t consider at first. Truth be told however, in past times numerous individuals expected to do this for survival albeit now it is a greater amount of an activity to accomplish something fun and one of a kind. This anticipate is making a bow and bolt. […]

Tips to Improve Your Archery

Many outdoor exercises include some sort of agony or inconvenience. Maybe a sunburn at the shoreline, mellow frostbite when snow skiing or rankles while climbing. Normally, these sorts of agony and inconvenience are normal and for the most part the final result is justified regardless of all you needed to persevere. In any case, in […]

How to Make a Bow and Arrow

Advanced Robin Hood wannabes or the individuals who need to experience what it resembles to be a seeker in the wilds may feel that utilizing current arrow based weaponry sets might not have that “true” feel that they’re going for. Luckily, it is workable for one to figure out how to make a bow and […]

Archery Tips For Beginners

In case you’re thinking about taking up bows and arrows, congrats! It’s an amazingly fun, remunerating sport that can be begun and appreciated at any age. In spite of the fact that it might appear somewhat overwhelming, particularly on the off chance that you don’t have the foggiest idea about the language, no stresses, it’s […]

2016 Alright Reserved & North Campass New Archery