Recurve bows are a traditional style of bow with curved limbs at the ends of the bow, which help deliver more energy to the arrow, increasing its speed. These bows are popular in the Olympics and other competitive events. In fact, Archery Headquarters has the largest selection of Olympic recurve bows in the state! Want to try out a modern recurve bow? Just ask any of our helpful associates.
A crossbow consists of a bow-like construction mounted on a stock and oriented horizontally. Crossbows can have a compound or recurve construction. Compound crossbows, much like compound bows, rely on a series of cams, or pulleys, to reduce the draw weight of the bow. On recurve crossbows, the tips of the bow curve away from the archer, which increases the speed of the bolt. Arrows, or bolts, are loaded on top of the stock.
Archery Headquarters carries a limited selection of crossbows. Crossbows are legal only for hunting in Arizona during rifle season or during archery season WITH a medical waiver. Most of the ranges in the valley (including ours) do not allow crossbows.
Forget the rod and reel. Bowfishing is just that: fishing using a bow. Bowfishing bows can be traditional or compound, and the arrows used are typically heavier and stronger, are barbed so they do not pull out of the fish, and can be attached to a line so the fish can be reeled or pulled back to the archer. If you’re interested in a different type of fishing, ask any of our helpful associates about bowfishing bows, arrows, accessories, and other helpful advice.