Insights on Compound Bows
Bows in the past were similar to guns, the more yours was advanced and powerful the more efficient and effective you were in war, hunting and protecting yourself. These days bows are mostly used for hunting and as a sport: archery to be more precise, however, the bows are very different from the ones that were used in the past and the reason for this is that a lot of technology has been employed in making them stronger and more efficient.
Traditional bows were very unreliable because they could easily break and at the most inconvenient times since they were made mostly from wood which became weaker with time. Strings proved ineffective in a lot of traditional bows because they stretched when they were pulled and hence lost some propelling force, when this happens there is less impact made on the target as desired.
When bows were used in places that had high temperatures they were prone to cracking because the natural oil in them that made them flexible was dried by the high temperatures. Technology as mentioned earlier has solved some of these problems with the making of the infamous compound bow, some of its features will be discussed here!
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The first difference that you might note about the compound bow is that it does not use strings but rather polyethylene cables that never stretch, they are capable of holding a lot of tensile strength and thus give a lot of propelling force to your arrows. Compound bows are known to be much stronger than traditional ones because of the levering system that they use to eject arrows, this systems uses cables that bend the lower and upper parts of the cable, this is more flexible and easier than the old ones that required the strength equal to that of Hercules to bend the bow when pulling the string.
The limbs that make compounds are very stiff and will prevent the bow from ever breaking, very superior materials are used to make these limbs such as aluminum that makes aircraft parts and carbon fiber. The type of weather will never limit the use of the compound bows like the traditional versions.
The product range for compound bows is very wide and you best believe that there is something for everyone out there. Traditional bow models are also produced by the compound manufacturers for those that have a special attachment to them. Archery teachers will give you great insights on the best types of bows and thus it is very wise for you to talk to one before you go buying. Simply check it out!
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