Everything About Compound Bows
The best compound bows are those that are using levering system of cables that are bending the limbs which is the lower and upper portion of the bow that provides power and flex to fire the arrow.
Since limbs of today’s compound bows are not made from wood, it is stiffer in comparison to old fashioned longbows. 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. It’s impossible for you to flex the bow unless you got superhuman powers. By drawing the string back, this is going to give you mechanical advantage and increased energy as well until you reach to its peak weight wherein the energy has to be released to launch the arrow.
The fact that you can use the compound bow on any type of weather is yet another selling factor of it. Keep in mind that woods are absorbent and having said that, it’s possible to use the bow either in rainy or damp weather but it’ll give a different feel when used under sunny and dry conditions. Indeed, the old fashioned bows are only used in hot climates and have a tendency to crack since natural oil in wood evaporates.
Believe it or not, it was way back in the 60’s when compound bows were discovered until it was patented by a man from Missouri. From there on, many serious archers and hunters have given up their traditional wooden bows for compound bows. They’re more efficient and offering increased accuracy and velocity. Like any other things, there have been arguments between hunters and bowmen too on which compound bow is ideal and which materials have to be used for its construction. This can be just about anything like magnesium, aluminum alloy or aluminum that are used in building an aircraft.
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. While string is what still used, it is just that what most have been used to because in actuality, the latest bows manufactured are using cables are highly efficient through its high modulus polyethylene that allowing it to hold humongous amount of tensile strength. Some of the older bows used to have this high tensile coated steel but, the best compound bows nowadays make use of polyethylene construction for cables.
So if you see the cost of compound bows, this would have justified it.