I'm thinking of buying my own archery gear.
I'm thinking of buying my own bow in the coming weeks, so I want to have an idea of what I'm looking for beforehand.
I'm looking for target-shooting gear, rather than hunting or flight. I have a preference for recurve bows, because I'm not a woman. I don't need pullies to do my work!
So far I've been renting a bow during class, all of which are twenty-five pounders. Strength-wise I could probably handle a much heavier bow, but I don't want to buy a five-billion pound death bow only to find out that I can't keep good form. What's a good poundage to move up to? Should I get wood or synthetics? I'm going to get a sight, of course, but should I bother with any of the fancy accessories? Would stabliziers really matter at this point?
What should I look for in arrows, aside from the proper length?
I've been using a leather tab during class. Should I just stick with tabs? Are there any advantages to the gloves? Are bracers bracers, or should I look for something in particular? And what of the different types of quivers?