In the ancient times, archery was the choice of many to hunt or kill their enemies. Today, archery is still alive but only as a sport. Archery is a dream sport among many since it is rare and can only be seen being used in movies. There is a wide variety of bows but the most popular one would be the compound bow. A compound bow uses a levering system, usually of cables and pulleys to bend the limbs. It gives the user a more mechanical advantage than other bows since the limbs are much stiffer. It is a good choice especially for a first-time wielder of a bow since it is more energy-efficient and less energy is dissipated in the limb movement. There are some determining factors to help you choose your first compound bow.
To begin, identify the draw length. In determining the draw length, stand straight and extend your arms to your sides forming a “T”. With the help of your friend, measure the tip of your right middle finger up to your left middle finger. Then divide it by 2.5. You have just determined your draw length but seek advice from someone in the archery store for a second opinion.
Next is the draw weight. This determines how many pounds you can draw and pull back the bow. It is recommended for female beginners to start with weight of around 24 to 28 lb. Male first time archers are recommended of weights 28 to 32 lb. The more you practice shooting the more bow-shooting muscles you can have.
Next is to determine the axle to axle length. It is the length between the bow’s cams which is the wheel like devices that help power the bow attached to the bow’s limb tips.
You should determine the dominant eye or ocular dominance by forming a triangle with your forefinger and thumb and extending your arms far from you. Focus on something like a doorknob in the center of the triangle while closing one eye. You may have noticed that your dominant eye sees the doorknob in the center while the other sees it differently. This is because your brain prefers visual input from one eye than the other. In most cases, the dominant eye is on the same side as your writing hand but there are some who have it on their other eye.
Do a short list of a comparison of prices between all of the stores you’ve canvassed on that is able to meet your budget. Do not just settle on the nearest archery store in town and look for other options on the internet.
It is important to find yourself a good bow since it will make you comfortable in shooting and it would be easier for you to target. Lastly, a good bow will give you a good posture while a bad bow would ruin your body structure.