21810Re: wood arrows and compound bows
- Nov 13, 2006If anything, on a pound-for-pound basis compound bows should be less
stressful to wooden arrows than recurves or longbows. In a longbow,
all of the bow's energy is imparted to the arrow in one pulse, while
in a recurve the energy is imparted over a longer period as the two
sets of curves release their energy sequentially. A wooden arrow
from a recurve can therefore be a little less stiff than a longbow
arrow and still be as accurate.
Since a compound bow uses cams, the energy imparted is done in a
smooth, continuous fashion over a longer period than a recurve, and
therefore should show the same advantage over the recurve that the
recurve has over the longbow.
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