Recurve bows come in a variety of sizes, but not all will perform well for every archer. There are some parameters that will help guide you in determining which bow is the right size for you.Lancaster Archery TechXpert John Wert explains in this video how to choose the right size recurve bow. And it should be noted that there is not one simple length for each archer. How you intend to use the bow - hunting, backyard shooting, tournament competition - will play a role that will likely result in an individual archer being able to shoot multiple bows of different lengths.One archer, for example, might like a shorter bow for hunting than for tournament shooting. As Wert explains, there are still sizing parameters that will guide the selection of a hunting bow and a tournament bow for that archer.