Length: 128cm (50 inches)
Draw Weight: 35/45 lbs
Brace Height: 16cm (6.3 inches)
Safe Draw Length: up to 29.5″
The “Wu Yi”horsebow is well suited to small game, birds, and target shooting where performance is not a concern like it is for big game. Today’s arrow choices let us have good target performance from low power bows. There are a lot of archers that are not concerned with anything but having fun shooting a bow. This little “Wuyi”bow is perfectly sized for the smaller framed shooter, like women, youth, and those that just can not handle heavy powerful bows.The very low brace height will help the short draw shooters get as much from it as it has to give. Surprisingly the little 50″ “Wuyi” bow will also draw to 29″ which is longer than most of us draw.
The handle and Tips of “Wu Yi” bow are hardwood, the limbs are fiberglass. The wood and fiberglass pieces interlock and their joints wrapped together with nylon thread. Then the limbs are wrapped in leather and the joints again wrapped and glued using hemp rope.
This “Wuyi” horse bow delivers great speed and efficiency. It shoots heavy arrows with authority in lighter poundages. This bow is smooth and performs beautifully.
The length of the “Wu Yi” horse bow in mounted archery is generally shorter.The poundage of the bow should also be lighter than you are generally used to, for it is much harder to draw a bow from the back of a galloping horse.
All of the “Wuyi” horse bows are made without arrow rests, so may be used right- or left- handed. The pull is very smooth. The release is easy and the energy goes into the arrow, there is no energy left to cause handshock or “thrum” the string!
These “Wuyi” horsebows are retro pieces and developments of bows found in old tombs. The skill in using the handy, extremely fast bows combined with the agility of the experienced rider, made the mounted archer who often even shot back over his shoulder, almost invincible. The history of the mounted nomadic peoples in the Steppes of Asia, spanning over 2000 years, is probably known to all of us.
Shooting a “Wuyi”horsebow is more than just entertainment and hunting. It is an ancient way of self-realisation involving discipline, stamina, health, beauty and more – it expresses high regard for history and the human race.
Many people think that the eastern recurve bows can only be used on horseback, and, therefore, improperly call them horsebows. With any of these traditional recurve bows we can shoot from anywhere we like. So, for examle, if you want to shoot with a Hunnish bow you don’t have to sit on a horseback. Traditional horsebows weren’t made in this way because of the horses; the sizes of the available materials (horn -wood – sinew) that were used for making bows in earlier times defined the sizes of these bows.
The resurrection of mounted archery has caught the imagination and passion of people around the world. National and international competitions and demonstrations are a reality in Brazil, Canada, England, Germany, Hungary, Korea, and the United States. The modern-day horse was domesticated about 5,000 years ago, chariot warriors and hunters, and horseback warriors and horseback hunters reach back more than 2,000 years. There really is no such thing as a horsebow. Most bows can be used on the ground or on horseback. The Native American mounted archers on the plains were comfortable with short 36 to 40 inch bows, the Turks and Koreans settled on a bow of about 48 inches, whereas the Samari used the 7+ foot long Yumi. Generally the horse archer will look for a moderate length, moderate weight bow without an arrow self. Some associations flatly forbid any kind of arrow shelf or marker on the bow handle.