Known as clickers, they are a thin flat piece of carbon, plastic, or spring steel that is placed on the arrow as it is being nocked to the bowstring. When the archer draws the arrow back, the clicker “falls” off the point of the arrow and makes contact with the riser, resulting in a click. This is the point at which archers relax their fingers in order to release the arrow.
- A few words about the subject Generally, clickers are only used on recurve bows to notify the archer when he has brought the bow back to the proper draw length or all the way back to full draw. It emits an audible “click,” and the archer will only release the arrow when the clicker makes a sound.
Why use a clicker on a recurve bow?
Generally, clickers are only used on recurve bows to notify the archer when he has brought the bow back to the proper draw length or all the way back to full draw. As a result of this sound, as well as a tiny vibration in the riser, the archer is informed that the bowstring has been pulled back to the necessary distance to ensure consistent arrow speed.
Why do Olympic archers use recurve bows?
While there are international contests using compound bows, Olympic competitions employ recurves, which are so named because when the bow isn’t pulled, the ends of the bow curve back in the direction in which the arrow is intended to go.
Which type of bow has wheels?
Compound bows are used in contemporary archery to bend the limbs of the bow with the help of a levering system, which is typically comprised of cables and pulleys.
How does a compound bow work?
Using a compound bow is similar to using a simple block and tackle, in that it multiplies input energy across a distance. By pulling back on the bowstring, both outer wheels revolve in the same direction, increasing the amount of stress given to the cables on the inner wheels as you do so.
How do you quiet a clicker?
Putting a piece of Scotch brand outdoor mounting tape on the front of the blade consistently reduces the click’s audible frequency. The larger the piece of tape, the quieter the sound. Alternatively, you may make it completely quiet while still feeling the clicker snap in your string hand. I ultimately settled on a piece of scotch tape measuring around 14 inches by 3 inches.