Archery has been dated as far back as humans have begun walking on the earth. Back then, knowing how and what to get for your bow and arrow is just as important as it is today. Except back in those days, they didn’t have the convenience of the internet or actual stores. There has to be specialists that manufacture parts for archers’ bows and arrows. It’s important to know what kind of bow you’re actually using and what arrows are ideal for the job at hand. So before picking out archery supplies, you have to know first and foremost what you’re actually using (aside from simply a “bow and arrow”).
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Where to get archery supplies:
As mentioned earlier, archery supplies are pretty much found much more easily now than before. Every outdoors or sports shop has a display of sorts for archery. There our online store where you can buy a variety of bow kits, arrows, archery stabilizers, and other archery equipment. In fact, just search for archery supplies here and you’ll get a myriad of posts that can give you all your archery needs. This sports equipment shop also generally sell archery supplies but always be very wary of the products(especially the brands).
Archery supplies: know your parts:
There are many kinds of bows out there and knowing which kind of bow you are using helps you with getting the right parts. A bow is usually classified based on its construction but let’s look at the typical archery bow. A typical archery bow used in sporting competition is usually a compound bow. That is, it contains a complex system of pulleys and hinges that reduce the amount of strength used to pull the bow string but at the same time maintain the amount of force the bow can transfer to the arrow as in normal bows.
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Parts of an archery bow (that isn’t a compound bow) includes upper and lower limbs, a riser, and the bowstring. The limbs are the flexible parts of the bow which store the energy to be transferred to the arrow. The riser is where the archer holds the bow, providing a strong gripping surface and a unit to attach a sight. The riser is also the place where the front part of the arrow rests. The bowstring is connected to the upper and lower limbs and transfers the energy from pulling the bow, onto the arrow. The rear end of the arrow rests on the apex of the bow string called the nocking point.
Accessories can be added to archery bows as well. Sights are mounted to the riser and aid in improving accuracy. Archery stabilizers can also be attached to the riser. They act as a counter-balance when holding up the bow and extend to the front of the bow. The arrows are an integral part of the archery sport as they serve as the projectile. Arrows come in a variety of materials ranging from the traditional wooden arrows to the carbon-polymer tournament arrows.
Plano Archery Accessory BoxThe Plano Archery Accessory Box has a lift-out accessory tray that has 16 adjustable compartments. It has a see-through lid with foam insert compartments too. The Plano Archery Accessory Box is designed to hold and secure all of your accessories whilst you travel. You don’t have to worry about falling items or loose trays with the Plano Archery Accessory Box.
Cheap arrows vs expensive arrows
Arrows are just as important as bows in archery. People tend to argue that expensive arrows are vastly superior to cheap arrows but that isn’t always the case. Choosing the right arrow for the job is usually based on the draw length (the maximum distance at which the arrow is drawn), regardless of the cost. A wooden arrow generally costs less than a carbon-polymer arrow. Competitors even argue that the wooden arrow flies and hits just as well as a carbon-polymer arrow. Most archers and archery enthusiasts generally like the feel of a well-crafted wooden arrow because it gives a sense of honor and respect to the earlier people who invented archery. The main disadvantage of a wooden arrow is that it is way more brittle than its carbon-polymer descendants. Wear and tear usually takes hold of traditional wooden arrows much faster than carbon-polymer ones.
Carbon-polymer arrows on the other hand are much more resilient albeit more expensive than wooden arrows. Since most carbon-polymer arrows are factory made, they usually follow a strict criteria before being set on sale and thus are much more widely used in tournaments due to its uniformity in construction.
The choice of cheap vs expensive arrows, in conclusion, is mostly based on the user’s preference. Expensive arrows don’t necessarily mean they are better than cheap arrows and vice versa. Arrow construction usually comes into consideration first rather than price, let it be compound bow arrows, recurve bow arrows, or regular wooden arrows.