recurve bow


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recurve bow

n.
A bow whose ends curve away from the archer when the bow is strung.
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Because the recurve bow rather than the compound bow is used in Olympic archery events, compound archery failed to take off in Taiwan after it bagged its first gold medal at the World Championships in France in 1999, said compound team head coach Chen Szu-yuan.
This takedown recurve bow is perfect for beginning bowfishers, and the kit includes an AMS Retriever TNT reel, a fiberglass arrow with a Chaos FX Point, and a Tidal Wave rest.
It's much easier for one hunter to hold a recurve bow in his hand and malign another who is holding a modern sporting arm, but if we move gradually from one extreme to the other--from longbow to recurve, recurve to wooden compound, wooden compound to metal-riser compound, to carbon-riser compound, to crossbow with conventional stock, to crossbow with tactical stock--the transitions between each become gray areas rather than lines of black and white.
$4500 Comanche Beaded Hide Quiver PLUS Sinew-Back Recurve Bow AND Arrows Includes hide quiver beaded along the edge in alternating colors of sky blue, white, red white-heart, pony trader blue, pea green, and greasy yellow, length 41 in.; PLUS a sinew-backed recurve bow with red and black pigment and sinew string, length 43 in.; AND seven arrows, five with remnants of pigment, three with metal points, lengths 27 in., 25 in., 28 in., 31 in., 22.5 in.
That's because he shoots a recurve bow, which is little more than a string and a piece of curved wood with a shaped grip and arrow rest.
JUNCTION CITY - It's been nearly a year since Riven Benson, 11, traded in her drum kit for a $120 recurve bow.
It misfired straight at her head." Cory is a member of the Phoenix Bowmen and club secretary Tim Mason said the teenager owned his own equipment and used a high-powered recurve bow.
That's probably just how the classic double gun guys sounded when the semi-auto was invented, or the recurve bow crowd when compounds took over ...
The high score was set by Tom Hall (University of Warwick Archery Club) for shooting the recurve bow in a Portsmouth round and was subsequently declared men's champion for 2015.
The youngster, who not only shoots the Olympic recurve bow but also the longbow, admits whether or not she fulfils her potential and recovers from her injury is all in the mind.
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