Bow: A bow is something that is curved or something that bends. Grading of a bow weight is determined by the number of pounds, effort required to draw back an arrow to its optimum limit
Men generally use bows weighing 32 to 42 pounds (14.51 to 19.05 kg) and women use bows which weigh 26 to 34 pounds (11.79 to15.42 kg).
Arrow: Old arrows used to be made of wood but modern arrows are made of aluminium alloys, aluminium carbon or fibreglass tubing furnished with a steel point (Pile). Their weight is generally less than 28 g. The notch or nocks are moulded out of nylon. The vanes (fletching) numbering three or four are made from wing feathers of turkeys and are usually dyed in various colours. These may be cut out of plastic also.
Other Equipment: Following equipments may be used for archery other than bow and arrow:
(a) Glove for the drawing hand.
(b) Finger stalls or tape used for protection.
(c) Ordinary glove for the bow hand.
(d) Visual aids like field glasses may be used to spot an arrow.
(e) Sun glasses and correcting eye glasses may be used but they must not be used to assist aiming.
(f) Among the other accessories are: Belt quiver (case to carry arrow), Bracer and Dress shield.
The competitors may wear any comfortable dress for the competition. But they must wear target numbers on their backs.
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