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why is it that most compound shooter that use vbars only use one. And most recurve shooter use two.


just preference or because cousins does it like that??? :D
 

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It really depends on how your bow balances.

Most who use just one, are putting it opposite the sight to offset the weight on one side of the bow, in addition to providing a little back weight.

If you are shooting 2 V-bars, then one is normally weighted heavier than the other (see above) and will tend to give you a little more back weight overall.

It really comes down to personal preference and your shooting style.

The recurve guys use two because a recurve with a target stabilizer is so front heavy they need some back weight to keep it from falling away too fast.
 

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Not the most technical explanation but it's the basics

Compounders for a whole host of reasons such as mass weight let off and others do not have to worry as much about torsional stabilization. The main objective is to get a properly balanced bow that sits as nice as possible on target. Most of the time the 1 side weight works just nicely

On recurves the same is true however torsional stability becomes an important factor.. No let off , finger release and a lighter mass weight will allow the bow to "whip" right to left more then a compound. Consequently 2 ( and frequently longer) side rods are needed. Note frequently those same side bars will be set out further from the riser as well
 

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Personal preference and cost. But, the compound with the guide rods or roller guides, produce some torque forces, which the recurve and shoot through systems do no.
 
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