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paleoman wrote: I’m curious, having really no experience with a recurve, on how much more difficult or not they are to shoot?

I find a recurve easier and more accurate. Depends on the shooter and the bows. My longbow is a rectangular handle “old” style and I have girly wrists so it kills me after a shooting session. The higher grip of my recurves works out better for me, and the added speed means less vertical spread over distances I am likely to shoot – so less chance I’ll shoot low.

But I will say when you have a real brain fart and mess up a shot the recurve tends to throw it much wilder; so a consistant form is perhaps more important.

Center-shot recurves also tend (IMHO) to be less critical of spine.