Compound bows use a leveling system that involves pulleys and cables, bending the ends or limbs of the bow. Compound bows truly represent a distinct design with unique parts for a better aim with increased accuracy, allowing storing more energy into the bow that translates it into higher velocity upon bow release. Because of its superior accuracy, velocity, and distance, a compound bow is the most dominant form of bow in the U.S. for tournaments as well as for hunting purposes. Compound bows are best for small children and women for recreational purposes because it enables maintaining a bow at full draw for extended periods without depending on brute strength.
You can get the best compound bows for the money because compound bows are made of aluminum allow providing great tensile strength, durability, and flexibility, unlike traditional bows that are made of wood, prone to warping due to changes in humidity and temperature. Never try to launch an arrow with a wooden shaft with the use of a compound bow because the high tensile force can break the shaft, leading to injuries. Compound bows are classified according to the type of cam system or bow eccentric which include the single cam (one cam or solocam), hybrid cam, dual cam, and binary cam. A single cam has an elliptical power cam at the lower end, and an idler wheel at the top, so it is quieter and easy to use, but it is harder to tune than other designs. Hybrid cams come with a power cam at the bottom end and a control cam on the top end. Two cams are used in twin cams that are either elliptical or round at both ends of the bow. Binary cams are similar with twin cams but the bottom and tops are slaved to each other instead of its limbs.
When purchasing a compound bow, you need to take into consideration the axle strength, draw height, draw length, brace height, and overall bow weight. It is easier to maneuver shorter bows but are harder to shoot which require more practice on your part. Draw length refers to the distance between the bowstring and the grip when you are at full draw. Select a bow that comfortably pulls back smoothly and slowly. A lower brace height has a faster bow but it is harder to shoot, while a higher brace height is more forgiving but slower. You can learn more about compound bows by visiting our website, click for more details below!