Greetings Fellow Archers
Recently I was challenged by one of my son's to try trad archery. I started with some research, watched some videos and bought my first recurve bow. And I'll share a bit of what I found out about switching to trad archery.
There are some differences between trad archery and compound bow... In trad archery one has the long bow or the re-curve. Most trad bows fit into these two categories - but they may be another type out there that I do not know about.
The important factors are: Beginners Bow limb weight, Anchor point, and the Release.
We also have the length of the bow, string type & Brace Height, and finding the correct arrow spine, and FOC for the arrow.
One might think that one could shoot a heavier poundage when starting out but this is a real mistake. And learning the techniques of shooting a trad bow is interesting and has it's own challenges and rewards.
I'm past the most challenging parts that relate to developing the techniques that are required to shoot a trad bow effectively. And will work towards heavier limbs to hunt in the fall of 2017.
It's been a fun change and I'm looking forward to things to come in the near future.
How about you's out there...? Has anyone started to shoot a Trad bow...?