Everything About Compound Bows
The best compound bows are the ones that utilize levering system of cables to bend the limbs which is basically the upper and the lower portion of the bow which provides its flexibility and power 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. In regards to energy efficiency, wood far beyond the modern compound materials used to manufacture compound bows of today.
Additional stiffness of the bow is counteracted by series of pulleys and levers which is commonly available on high tech bows. Without it, it’s impossible to flex the bow unless you have extraordinary powers. As you draw back the string, you are gaining mechanical advantage and increased energy too until you get its peak weight and the energy is released to launch the arrow.
Yet another benefit of using the best compound bow is the fact that it can be used on any weather condition. Most of the wood is absorbent and thus, using the bow either in a rainy or damp weather can be completely different from using it under sunny and dry conditions. There is no doubt that old fashioned bows are widely used for hot climates and have the possibility of having cracks due to the evaporation of national oils present in wood.
A man from Missouri has patented compound bows back in 1960s. And from that time onwards, it has caught the interests of hunters and archers to give up their old wooden bows. These bows provide better accuracy and more efficiency. There might be a number of arguments between bowmen and hunters on which compound bow is the best and also, arguments on which materials are best to use for the construction of the bow. 3 of the very popular options are magnesium, aluminum alloy or aluminum which are all used in aircraft construction.
The bow’s strength lies on its limbs and without energy stored in either cables or pulleys. The construction of wheels and cams is vital as these should move the string and for that, they’ve got to function smoothly. Despite the fact that string is still the term used, the latest and best bows are not using string rather, highly efficient high modulus polyethylene cables that could hold immense amount of tensile strength. Some of the traditional bows do have high tensile coated steel but what makes the best compound bows nowadays is that, these are making use of polyethylene construction for its cables.
This is the reason why compound bows cost such amount.