Some articles on draw, draw weight, weight:
... force required to hold the string stationary at full draw is often used to express the power of a bow, and is known as its draw weight, or weight ... Other things being equal, a higher draw weight means a more powerful bow, which is able to project arrows heavier, faster, or a greater distance ... In bows drawn and held by hand, the maximum draw weight is determined by the strength of the archer ...
... A draw weight generally falls between 10 and 100 pounds creating speeds of 150 to 370 feet per second (46 to 113 m/s) In the most common ... This can be seen in the close-up picture, full draw, the archer has the 'long side' of the cam ... As the bow is drawn, the draw weight increases to a peak and then "lets off" a certain percentage of the peak draw weight before a stop (known as "the wall") prevents the bow from being drawn further ...
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