In the past bows were very powerful instruments that enabled families to feed through hunting, enabled them to protect themselves from animals and dangerous people and finally used to fight in wars. In modern times bows are in use for hunting and sporting, however, they are more advanced than their earlier versions thanks to technology.
Most traditional versions of the bow were made from wood which was sometimes unreliable, imagine a scenario where a warrior is out hunting and then gets attacked by a lion and when aiming for a shot to destabilize the foe, the bow suddenly breaks! Strings proved ineffective in a lot of traditional bows because they stretched when they were pulled and hence lost some propelling force, when this happens there is less impact made on the target as desired.
Another disadvantage that affected traditional bows was weather especially hot weather, the science behind this is that any natural oil in the wood was dried by the high temperatures and thus the bow had a high chance of cracking. Technology as mentioned earlier has solved some of these problems with the making of the infamous compound bow, some of its features will be discussed below for your convenience.
First of all, the compound does not use strings like the traditional versions but rather polyethylene cables that can hold a high amount of tensile strength making your shot very strong and lethal, these cables do not stretch like the strings do. Compound bows are known to be much stronger than traditional ones because of the levering system that they use to eject arrows, this systems uses cables that bend the lower and upper parts of the cable, this is more flexible and easier than the old ones that required the strength equal to that of Hercules to bend the bow when pulling the string.
The limbs that make compounds are very stiff and will prevent the bow from ever breaking, very superior materials are used to make these limbs such as aluminum that makes aircraft parts and carbon fiber. When you are using the compound bows you do not have to be worried about the weather making your bow ineffective which is advantageous because you never know where your hunting expedition might take you.
Compound bows have the advantage of having a product range that covers every need out there, from youth bows to bows for women. Traditional bow models are also produced by the compound manufacturers for those that have a special attachment to them. There are many dealers that supply bows but if you want to but the best one it is important that you talk to a person that teaches archery so that they can tell you the best type of bow that is best for you.