With the newer modern reflex-deflex longbows, there is not as much difference between the two. Recurves will probable be somewhat faster and long bows will have less finger pinch and be quieter. That is if you go with 62 to 64 in longbows, and 60 inch recurves. With all the variables[shorter longbows, longer recurves, different geomentry in designs] you need to shoot some of each and decide for yourself. With so many lengths, different bowyers designs, construction materials, it is difficult to make generalize . Have had bows of each kind that stack, have big handshock, were very touchy on hand position , ect. Roy
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