The Traditional recurve bow: The traditional recurve bow, while it is composed of different parts, cannot be disassembled; it is one complete piece. It is often recommended for beginners because of the ease with which the archer can shoot it
The Takedown bow: Some models can be disassembled (take-down bows), making them even easier to carry and store. Once they are unstrung, take-down bows can be broken down into three parts. This feature also makes them less costly to repair because only the part that needs repair need be worked on, rather than the whole bow. They are also good for beginners because they can be modified. The archer can easily replace the limbs with limbs of a different length.
Parts of the Takedown Recurve Bow
1. Limbs—the upper and lower parts of the bow which curve into a rough S-shape, from which the bow gets its name. They are generally made of layers of materials such as fiberglass, wood, or carbon, formed into a laminated construction. These materials and this construction will make the recurve bow stronger.
2. Recurve—both sides of the bow curve away from the center and then curve back in toward the center. The recurve is the section of the limb which curves back toward the center of the bow.
3. Back—the side of the bow facing away from the archer when the bow is being aimed.
4. Belly—the side of the bow facing toward the archer when the bow is being aimed and the side on which the bow is strung.
5. Bow string—the string which is used to impart kinetic energy to the arrow, strung from one limb tip to the other.
6. Riser—the center part of the bow, so called because it rises from the limbs,to which the limbs and other parts of the bow are attached. It is rigid and is generally composed of metal, wood, or carbon.
7. Sight—the device which tells the archer the direction in which the arrow will fly. It is attached to the riser.
8. Grip—as the name indicates, the place where the archer grips the bow.
9. Clicker—a device that will let an archer know when the proper draw length has been achieved by making a distinct clicking sound.
10. Arrow rest—the part of the bow on which the arrow rests in preparation for shooting. It is attached to the riser.
11. Nocking point—the point on the bow string where the arrow is placed for shooting, often marked by attachments called nock sets. (The end of the arrow is also known as the nock.)
12. Serving—an additional thread tied around the string to prevent it from fraying at the points where abrasion might occur, where the bow is nocked.
13. Stabilizers—extra weights attached to the bow in the form of rods, which are meant to, as their name indicates, stabilize the bow, prevent excess movement that could lessen the precision of the shot. They further lessen vibration and noise.
14. String groove—a slight channel in which the bow string lies.
You can see the post : How do you choose the right recurve bow