What is a good longbow for a beginner (adult male)?
Im interested in taking up archery. Ideally i would visit an outdoor activities centre where i could try different bows and learn there, but there are none available to me. I am a male in my 20s. I am interested in more traditional models of bows, i have no interest in compound bows, but I am not bothered what material the bow is made of. Also, i dont want to spend too much money on something im not sure I will like. Any suggestions on which kind of bow i should buy, or what website to buy it off? I would prefer it if the site was european based, irish if possible, but worldwide is fine too.
- HermanLv 41 month agoFavorite Answer
I am not aware of any commercial company making crossbows but am sure
you can find one made by a speciality maker. I started out using a recurve and never
progressed any farther. I found a company in the UK that makes longbows, Simply called Longbow Shop and Pine Hollow Shop in Arkansas, US. Googled
Longbow Makers and found quite a few. Good luck.
- BobLv 71 month ago
Learn what size, weight and draw length you want, then pick one out. recurves are very similar, but a little faster. It goes by your height and arm length, lookup bow sizing.
- L. E. GantLv 71 month ago
Try some of the hunting and outdoors stores, although most of them only carry compound bows and crossbows nowadays.
For the more traditional ones, look up archery clubs in your area, but even simple bows are kind of complicated these days (not like when I was young, with very straight-forward bows)