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Left to right - Traditional English Longbow, Flat Bow, Recurve, Mongolian Bow, Compound Bow

Left to right - Traditional English Longbow, Flat Bow, Recurve, Mongolian Bow, Compound Bow. I learned on a traditional English Long Bow when I was just a kid.

Beginners Archery - Bow Hand (2014)

Correct hand position in archery is a vital part of your form. An incorrect grip can cause torque on the bow causing the arrow to fling left and right. Keep a 45 degree angle grip as well as a relaxed hand to limit your impact on the shot.