This is a brief guide to the equipment that can be used within the IFAA styles,
please refer to the IFAA handbook for in depth rules.

BAREBOW RECURVE

  • Recurve bow No sights
  • Stabilisers permitted
  • One nocking point
  • Draw checks and levelling device permitted but may not extend above arrow.
  • String walking or face walking.

Arrows used shall be identical in length, weight, diameter, fletchings and nocks without regard to colour, with allowance for wear and tear.

BAREBOW COMPOUND

  • Compound bow
  • No sights
  • Stabilisers permitted
  • One nocking point
  • Draw checks and levelling device permitted but may not extend above arrow
  • String walking or face walking

Arrows used shall be identical in length, weight, diameter, fletchings and nocks without regard to colour, with allowance for wear and tear.

FREESTYLE LIMITED RECURVE

  • Recurve bow
  • Sights
  • Stabilisers
  • Draw checks and levering device permitted
  • Release aids not permitted

Arrows used shall be identical in length, weight, diameter, fletchings and nocks without regard to colour, with allowance for wear and tear.

FREESTYLE LIMITED COMPOUND

  • Compound bow
  • Sights
  • Stabilisers
  • Draw checks and levelling device permitted
  • Release aids not permitted

Arrows used shall be identical in length, weight, diameter, fletchings and nocks without regard to colour, with allowance for wear and tear.

FREESTYLE UNLIMITED

  • Compound bow
  • Sights
  • Stabilisers
  • Draw checks and levelling device permitted
  • Release aid

Arrows used shall be identical in length, weight, diameter, fletchings and nocks without regard to colour, with allowance for wear and tear.

BOWHUNTER RECURVE

  • Recurve bow
  • No sights
  • One straight stabiliser maximum 12" length
  • Draw checks and levelling device not permitted
  • One nocking point
  • Index finger to touch nock
  • One consistent anchor point
  • Release aid not permitted

Arrows used shall be identical in length, weight, diameter, fletchings and nocks without regard to colour, with allowance for wear and tear.

BOWHUNTER COMPOUND

  • Compound bow
  • No sights
  • One straight stabiliser maximum 12" length
  • Clicker and levelling device not permitted
  • One nocking point
  • Index finger to touch nock
  • One consistent anchor point
  • Release aid not permitted

Arrows used shall be identical in length, weight, diameter, fletchings and nocks without regard to colour, with allowance for wear and tear.

BOWHUNTER LIMITED

  • Compound bow
  • Five pin sight
  • One straight stabiliser maximum 12" length
  • Clicker not permitted
  • Bubble level permitted incorporated in the pin guard
  • One nocking point
  • Index finger to touch nock
  • One consistent anchor point
  • Release aid not permitted

Arrows used shall be identical in length, weight, diameter, fletchings and nocks without regard to colour, with allowance for wear and tear.

BOWHUNTER UNLIMITED

  • Compound bowv
  • Five pin sight
  • One straight stabiliser mmaximum 12" length
  • Clicker not permitted
  • Bubble level permitted incorporated in the pin guard
  • One nocking point
  • Release aid

Arrows used shall be identical in length, weight, diameter, fletchings and nocks without regard to colour, with allowance for wear and tear.

LONGBOW

  • One piece straight end bow of any material which when strung displays one continued unidirectional curve
  • Bow may contain window and arrow shelf
  • No sights
  • No stabiliser
  • One nocking point
  • Mediterranean loose
  • One consistent anchor point
  • Arrows must be of wood fletched with natural feather

Additional styles recognized by the EFAA

AMERICAN FLAT BOW

  • One piece straight end bow of any material which when strung displays one continued unidirectional curve
  • Bow may contain window and arrow shelf
  • No sights
  • No stabiliser
  • One nocking point
  • Mediterranean loose
  • Facewalking is permitted
  • Arrows must be of wood fletched with natural feather

ENGLISH LONGBOW

  • Bow shall be of "D" section made entirely of wood
  • No sight window or arrow rest
  • No sights
  • No stabiliser
  • String one colour only
  • One nocking point
  • Mediterranean loose
  • One consistent anchor point
  • Arrows must be made of wood fletched with natural feather

HUNTING STYLE

  • Recurve bow
  • No sights
  • No stabiliser String one colour only One nocking point Mediterranean loose One consistent anchor point Arrows must be made of wood and fletched with natural feather

TRADITIONAL RECURVE BOW

  • Recurve bow
  • No arrow rest
  • No sights
  • One nocking point Mediterranean loose One consistent anchor point Arrows can be made of any material and fletched with natural feather