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Different Materials Used In Archery

June 01, 2011 | Comments: 0 | Views: 92

Archery is a fantastic sport. One reason why the archer can have a perfect shot on his target is to have the best product and material. Below are some of the equipments, materials or products used in the field of archery.

1. The bow is the primary thing needed in archery. The only time that we understand the best bow for us is to know their parts. Knowing how to use them and how they work is also relevant. When we visit an archery shop, we can see various kinds of bow. Some of them include the unfinished bamboo backed longbow, longbows, youth longbow, custom longbows, finished longbows, medieval longbows and more. There are five main types of a bow. The five types include the longbow, bow, the crossbow, the compound bow and the short bow.

2. The bowstring is what makes the bow has its curved shape. Many bow strings are often made with synthetic fiber materials, plant fibers and animal materials. The center of the bowstring is a thread that often gives support to the arrow.

3. The next pertinent material needed in the sport is the arrow. There are so many arrow types in the market today. Some of them include the youth arrows, lacquered cedar arrow, cedar hunting arrows, cedar classic arrows, gold tip carbon arrows and a lot more.

4. The shaft is the end or the tip of the arrow. Traditional cedar arrow shafts or arrow shafts are usually made from wood. Nowadays, many people use aluminum, fiberglass, carbon and composite materials in making the arrow shaft. Wood shafts are common to beginners because of their light materials. Bow hunters and players make use of the aluminum shaft. Carbon materials maintain velocity because they are susceptible and wind resistant.

5. The point can be found on the arrowhead, and they are often made from different materials like metal and other hard materials.

6. Fletch is the material on the other end of the arrow. Most of them are often made from feathers or plastic. The purpose of the material is to keep the arrow from moving straight towards the goal.

7. The archer should also have the right clothing. One should also think of the convenience of the archer when it comes to clothing. Some of them include the tab, slings, arm guard and chest guard.

These materials are just some of the primary things needed in the sport of archery. One can start by simply buying those that are essential first and then after some time, start buying the extra equipments.

Lori Buenavista has been in the field of archery for a long time and maintains a website about cedar arrow shafts where you can get answers to the rest of your questions.

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