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A crossbow consists of a bow-like construction mounted on a stock and oriented horizontally. Crossbows can have a compound or recurve construction. Compound crossbows, much like compound bows, rely on a series of cams, or pulleys, to reduce the draw weight of the bow. On recurve crossbows, the tips of the bow curve away from the archer, which increases the speed of the bolt. Arrows, or bolts, are loaded on top of the stock.

29 September 2020, 3:03 pm

Tips for Back Tension

Learning proper back tension for shooting recurve bows can be difficult and frustrating. Many coaches tell archers to use their back, but you must shoot thousands of arrows to become fully aware of those muscles. Only then can you know which back muscles to work during each shot and, more importantly, when to use them. […]