The most popular traditional bow today. The reflex/deflex design of the limbs allows a recurve to shoot arrows fast. The larger size of the riser makes a recurve bow stable in hand for no handshock (vibration of the bow that hurts your hand). Recurves can be very accurate as they are normally cut to (or past) center so the arrow is pointing directly where you are shooting.
Offered as one-piece and takedown recurve bows, you find traditional recurves in all lengths and weights. Highly recommended for the beginner archer as they are easier to shoot, and many offer bushings for attaching accessories to your bow.