my wife and me are both interesting in starting to practice archery. While she likes longbows and doesn't have any problems getting herself a bow, it's a different story for me as I'm getting totally different information on what to get.
I would like to get myself a take down recurve bow. This having said, I'm 6'2'' and that is why I was told to get a bow of 70'' length. However, as I'm not the weakest one on the planet and this is what happened to a 50lbs longbow when I pulled it (btw exactly the way the owner wanted me to because he thought I couldn't pull it out...)...
IMG_0285 by DerWaldschrat1, on Flickr
IMG_0283 by DerWaldschrat1, on Flickr
I was told that 55lbs and higher would suit me better. Now the problem is that I cannot find a bow meeting those criteria. They're either too short or too weak.
My question is now:
Would it really make that much of a difference to get a bow that's shorter than 70''? Let's say about 64'' or so?
Thanks for your help.