Archery Terms

Archery terms

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There are 10 names in this directory beginning with the letter L.
Laminated Bow
This is when the bow is made and uses multiple layers of material. More often than not it has a hardwood core with a layer of fibreglass on either side.
Left-Handed Archer
When a archer holds the bow with their right hand but pulls the bowstring back with their left hand, as this is more dominant.
Left-Handed Bow
A bow that is manufactured to be used by left handed archers.
Let Down
When the bow is fully drawn and you return the bowstring to its standing position, without shooting an arrow/releasing the string.
Let-off
A term relating to compound bows, this is when the draw weight is reduced when the bow is fully drawn.
Limb
There are two limbs that attach to the top and the bottom of the riser. These are the flexible part of the bow and the bowstring is attached to either end of the limbs.
Limb Dampener
Is used to help reduce the vibrations of the limbs after releasing the arrow. They are usually made from rubber and attach to the limbs.
Limb Stacking
Is when you are able to draw the string further back than its designed to go. This can damage the limbs as well as risk injury.
Longbow
A traditional bow in archery, it is made from one piece of wood and doesn't have the recurve. This type of bow is typically what you see in Medieval films.
Loop
The loop is found at either end of the bowstring and is used to fit around the top of the limps in the teardrops/nocks.