What Is a Left-Handed Recurve Bow?


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A recurve bow uses force generated by its outward curving tips, which allows for a more compact design than traditional long bows. A left-handed recurve bow is held with the right hand and drawn with the left. However, a left-handed bow is not necessarily just for left-handed people.

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The way a person shoots a bow has much to do with ocular dominance; the dominant eye tends to focus on objects more quickly and precisely than the other. A person whose dominant eye does not match his dominant hand experiences a parallax, which is fairly common for archers but may present accuracy issues. A person who experiences shooting parallax may compensate by displacing aim, or training to switch dominant hands. For example, a right-handed shooter with left eye dominance may retrain himself to draw with his left hand.

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