lyagooshka wrote: Thanks for the reply. I was seriously considering a hybrid, but the one thing that keeps me leaning the way of the recurve versus the longbow is the increased technicality.
Alex – not sure what you mean by “increased technicality?”
I (probably more from simple paranoia more than any real-world event) just see myself forgetting arrows for my longbow on that once in a lifetime hunt and not be able to find any in the correct spine to match my bow. Recurves are easier to find arrows for as they can take a wider range of arrow spines.
Forgetting your arrows on a once-in-a-lifetime hunt? Really?!? 😆
Seriously, though, there are many hybrid designs out there that are center shelf-cut, making them just as tolerant as center-cut recurves when it comes to spine variation. I shoot the same spined arrows out of my #53 hybrid as I do my #57 recurve. So the spine thing really shouldn’t dissuade you.