A lot of children are inspired to learn how to use the traditional weapons and hunting tools that were used in the past. Today, everything has changed because of advancement in technology and due to this, you can access archery easily than in the past. If you want to engage yourself in any sport, you will have first to understand the terminologies. Bows have several sections and they need to be identified by the hunter.
Riser is the central part of the bow. The limbs that were used in the past were not thick like the bows. In the past, the bows that were used by people had a nock for the arrow and also handles. In the compound bows, the riser has some additional features like the arrow drop, sights and rangefinders. Limbs are the outer parts of the of the bow that holds the string. Limb is an essential part of the bow because it is the one that puts power into the arrow release.
Power is also added into the limbs when recurve bow us curved beyond the riser. Compound bows use special pulleys that are called cams. These cams are the ones that increase the force geometrically. String is the material that is found at the back side of the bow and it is attached to the limbs. In the past, strings were made with different materials like fibres and animal sinew. 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. Hunters who mostly use bows and arrows prefer to use a broadhead point. An arrow has a central portion that is called a shaft. In the past, shafts were made with wooden materials. Shafts are made with aluminium and even titanium these days.
In the past, single shocks of wood were the ones that were used to make bows. For you to use the bows that were used in the past, you had to do a lot of practices because they had a poor range. Traditional bows were easy to make and also easy to use after training than the ones that are used today. Even if technology has changed everything, today some people still use them. Traditional bows are still being used nowadays especially where there is an argument of recurve vs compound.