The three main bow styles that we teach are Barebow, Recurve and Compound.
Each style is unique and as such has its own equipment requirements
Recurve is the most commonly seen bow style as it is the only style that currently competes in the Olympics. It consists of a riser handle), limbs, string, a sight to aim with and stabilizers to help keep the bow steady.
Barebow is a stripped-down form of Recurve that features no sights, no stabilizer, and no markings on the bow to help you aim.
Compound requires a very different setup to barbow and recurve. One of the main advantages to compound is the apparent reduced bow weight. The string on a compound bow runs over two cams which give the bow a "valley". This means that once the bow is drawn back to a cretain length, the draw weight of the bow "drops off". Another aspect of compound is that the sights that are used in compound can be magnified. For a lot of these reasons, compound is considered the most accurate of the three bow styles.