Compound Bows – How to Choose the Right One?
Compound bows that make use of levering system of cables are the best you can get as these bends the limbs which is the lower and upper portion of the bow providing power and flex in firing the arrow.
Limbs on compound bows of today are stiffer than those in recurve bow or old fashioned longbow as it isn’t made from wood. When talking about energy efficiency, wood isn’t like modern compound materials that are being used in creating compound bows nowadays.
Hi-tech bows made today are stiffer which is compensated by using series of pulleys as well as levers. Not having such is virtually impossible to flex the bow. As you draw back the string, you gain mechanical advantage as well as increased energy until you reach the point you achieve its peak weight and then, the energy is released for launching the arrow.
Another known benefit for using the best compound bow is that, it could be used on any weather condition. Keep in mind that woods are absorbent and having said that, it’s possible to use the bow either in rainy or damp weather but it’ll give a different feel when used under sunny and dry conditions. Indeed, the old fashioned bows are only used in hot climates and have a tendency to crack since natural oil in wood evaporates.
Compound bows dates back to the 60’s when a man from Missouri applied for its patent. Since then, a lot of serious archers and hunters gave up their old bows in exchange of compound bows. They’re more efficient and offering increased accuracy and velocity. There however are some arguments between hunters and bowmen on which compound bow is best and arguments to which materials should be used in constructing the bow. This can be just about anything like magnesium, aluminum alloy or aluminum that are used in building an aircraft.
The bow’s strength lies on its limbs and without energy stored in either cables or pulleys. The wheel’s and cam’s constructions are both vital as it ought to move the string and having said that, it should function flawlessly. Even though the term string is what still used even in today’s time, the latest bows aren’t using string instead, a highly efficient high modulus polyethylene cables that has the capability of holding immense amount of tensile strength. Some of the older bows used to have this high tensile coated steel but, the best compound bows nowadays make use of polyethylene construction for cables.
This is the reason why compound bows cost such amount.