Wow nice bows right there. That custom bocote puma hunter is beautiful.Hey you wouldn't happen to have a hybrid in the makings now would ya?
Posts: 6902 | From: pequannock n.j. | Registered: Apr 2005
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I have no future plans for building and offering any Hybrids (semi recurves) or longbows. I'm strictly a recurve guy and that's what I feel most comfortable building.
I will be offering two more one piece recurve models in the future but I don't know when. They are pretty early in the design/thought process, being just ideas and sketches on paper so far, nothing tangible yet.
i can tell you folks that brandons bussiness is top rate, i visited his shop and ( wow ) he takes this very serious and is set up for makeing some high quality bows, i was very impressed with his puma hunter bow. i would put his bows aginst any other bows out there, and i dont own any of his bows i shoot longbow but if i ever switch he will be my first choice.
-------------------- Striker bow (stinger) PBS assoc member Compton Member "In the wind he is still alive Fred Bear " Posts: 321 | From: ohio | Registered: Sep 2006
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Oh great! That's all I need is another bow to covet and drool over! I just ruined my keyboard at home with all the slobber. I'll have to get a little creative on why I need one, but I don't currently own a one piece recurve... Hmmm.... Those are some of the most beautiful bows I have laid eyes on. I think you were at Comptons last summer, but I missed you. Going to Kalamazoo in January? I sure would like to take one of those beauties for a spin! Thanks for signing on as a sponsor. I'm willing to bet you will see business picking up once guys get a look at these.
Posts: 8767 | From: Lake Mills, WI | Registered: Mar 2003
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Up until about 5 or 6 months ago, none of my bows were reinforced on the tips for using the high performance string materials (DF-97, Fast Flight, etc.). All the bows listed in the classifieds as B-50 only are 6 or more months old.
I've always used B-50 on my personal bows during all the years that bowmaking was just a hobby and I was perfectly content with it. I never even tried the low stretch stuff during that time. When I decided to go into business with this, I figured out quickly with the suggestions of others, that the low stretch strings are becoming the norm and I needed to start reinforcing my bows so people could at least have the option to use them if they wanted to. If I didn't reinforce them, I would run the risk of people trying to use the low stretch stuff anyways and damaging the bow or worse, themselves. Also, some people are not interested and won't even consider a bow that they can't use the low stretch stuff on it.
The low stretch stuff seems great for increasing the efficiency/performance of a bow which is really good for some of those who shoot lower draw weights and it seems to reduce hand shock in some cases. I've noticed that it makes some bows louder than a beaver slapping his tail on the water and actually makes some bows quieter.
I personally think that the low stretch strings are hard on a bow, especially a recurve, and will potentially shorten their life, regardless of how well a bow is made. That's just my opinion though, everyone has their own opinions and theories on that one. That issue is a real "can of worms".
I was planning on going to K-zoo earlier this year but I don't think I'm going to have the extra funds to do so. Plus, since it's in January and in Michigan, if the weather is bad it can reduce the attendence turnout greatly. I've been up there a few times in the past, but never as a vendor. It's a nice show, that's for sure. I should be at Cloverdale and Comptons again next summer though.
I haven't shot my Wildcat much because I don't like to shoot different bows during the hunting season, but I have shot it some. Without ANY silencers, it shoots pretty quiet with just a hint of string banjo. I'm sure any string silencers will make this a VERY quiet bow. Because it is cut just past center, it is a VERY forgiving bow relating to arrow spine. It shoots so good, I asked Brandon to make me a plain jane hunting bow to the exact same specs (as the Wildcat posted above).
-------------------- Unless you're the lead dog, the scenery never changes.... Posts: 887 | From: Fort Wayne, IN | Registered: Feb 2006
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