Archery Victoria




A Longbow is a single piece (or laminated) bow forming either a straight line or a single curve towards the archer when unstrung.


Longbows are traditionally tall – usually as tall as the archer – and famously were the preferred weapon of the English & Welsh during the Middle Ages and remained a preferred weapon well beyond the introduction of firearms. 


A longbow has practical advantages compared to a modern recurve or compound bow as it is usually lighter, quicker to prepare for shooting, and shoots more quietly.


Compared to modern recurve or compound bows it is less powerful, and therefore less accurate due to the slower speed of the arrow flight. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column]

picture of a long bow


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