The longbow hardly needs an introduction. Made from a single wood or several laminations, the longbow has never lost its popularity and is experiencing a resurgence on the shooting field with quite a number of longbow exponents taking their archery very seriously and shooting new records. Archery GB Rules govern the dimensions of longbows and set minimum lengths according to draw length.
Archers who don’t shoot one as a main bow will often have a longbow for a fun day out and can discover what a challenge the longbow brings to a day’s shooting.
It is recognised as a bow type in all shooting disciplines – target, field, flight and clout – in the UK including World Archery rounds. Internationally it is only recognised in World Archery field or 3D archery where it will be up against archers shooting the American Flatbow that World Archery class as a longbow.