12311Re: [SCA-Archery] Digest Number 1239
- Mar 2, 2003Caedmon,
Actually, the limbs of a compound bow do move, just
not as far as those of a traditional bow move. The
cams or offset wheels provide a variable mechanical
advantage which sharply decreases the draw weight at
full draw while keeping a relatively high weight on
the bulk of the draw.
>The limbs do not move on a compounds bow, the wheels__________________________________________________
>are doing all of
>On a recurve, the limbs are actually moving and
>doing the work. I have
>seen a take-down compound bow. From what I *have*
>seen, the archers
>them are very particularly about their setup and
>seem to fiddle with it
>the time. Almost obsessively.
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