A lot of children are inspired to learn how to use the traditional weapons and hunting tools that were used in the past. The archery has been made more accessible than in the past because technology has improved everything today. You will have first to understand the terminologies if you’re going to involve yourself in any sport. Bows have several sections and they need to be identified by the hunter.
Riser is the central part of the bow. In the past, bows that were a bit thick than the limbs were the ones that were used. Handles and a nock for the arrow were also found with the bows. Arrow drop, sights and rangefinders are the additional features that are found with the compound bows. The outer parts of the bow that holds the string are the ones that are called limbs. Power is put into the arrow release by the limb which makes it be an essential part of the bow.
When curved beyond the riser, recurve bows also add power into the limbs. Compound bows use special pulleys that are called cams. The force will be increased geometrically by these cams. String is attached to the limb and more to that, it is a material that is found at the back side of the bow. Different materials like fibres and sinew were the ones that were used to make strings in the past. Today, things have changed because the strings that are used in bows are made with carbon or nylon.
The strings are attached in a portion of limbs that have grooves called string nocks. String nocks are different because there are those that are open and other enclosed which also make the bows to have different styles. The tip of the arrow that penetrates a target when the arrow is released is called a point. The point that is mainly used by hunters who use bows and arrows for their hunting is the broadhead point. The centre part of the arrow is called a shaft. Wooden materials were the ones that were used in the past. Shafts are made with aluminium and even titanium these days.
The bows that were used in the past were made of single shocks of wood. You had to do a lot of practice if you wanted to use them because the bows had a poor range. The bows that are being used today are different from the ones that were used in the past regarding their make and also uses. Traditional bows are being used today by some people even after the technology has changed everything. Traditional bows are still being used nowadays especially where there is an argument of recurve vs compound.