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What is traditional archery?


Traditional archery means different things to different people. For some, it means shooting a longbow or recurve without sights, stabilizers, or other tuning equipment. In this case, many traditional archers choose to shoot with carbon fiber arrows, or use a string made from durable synthetic materials.
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In traditional archery, you can shoot a bow that's carved from a tree or one of the many modern traditional bows. No matter what material your bow is made from, you'll find traditional archery relaxing and fun. ... Traditional archers shoot two primary bow designs – recurves and longbows.
What's Traditional Archery? - Archery 360

Close your eyes and imagine a simple bow. No sights, no gadgets, just a sleek design. The bow you’re picturing is likely a traditional bow – timeless, authentic and tons of fun to shoot. And it’s time for you to give it a try!

You’ve probably seen traditional bows in movies like “The Hunger Games” and the “Avengers” series. Hollywood loves traditional equipment because it is easily recognizable and has an undeniable aesthetic quality.

Traditional bows are beautiful and shooting them is an organic experience because there are no gadgets to interrupt the flow of your shooting. While it is easier to be accurate with a compound bow, traditional bows offer a lot of fun in exchange for immediate accuracy.

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Traditional archery refers to the use of longbows & traditional recurve bows. Longbows & Traditional Recurve bows represent the most basic of archery technology.

These traditional styles of bow and arrow have been around for thousands upon thousands of years & have served men & women as a way of providing food protection, & recreation since their creation. The longbow is the straighter of the two bow styles with one curve from end to end, most often looking like a “D” when strung. The traditional recurve bow is so named for their limbs which each contain two curvatures for increased spring & energy.

These bows can come in one, two or three piece configurations & can be constructed of a wide variety of materials. Arrows can be made of wood, aluminum or carbon fiber. Archers are attracted to the simplicity of equipment & purity of the form, hearkening back to the heroes of yesteryear, like Robin Hood, Ishi or Howard Hill. If you like to do things “old school”, it doesn’t get much better than traditional archery.

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