Oh my goodness, Mike (Wingnut) and Jason at Dryad Bows have got a winner.
This is their static recurve limbs from their Orion mold with ILF limb butts on a prototype 15" riser. these limbs are shorts 40#@28". limbs are smoking. with a 9 gpp arrow shot 194fps off the fingers .
Wingnut at full draw with the rig.
Jason at full draw. Static limbs on the 19" alloy ILF riser the limbs were 35#@28".
the static recurve limbs have a very nice feel at the back of the draw. stay tuned. the 15" riser is gonna make a fine popup blind bow. the static limbs make the release feel like you are shooting a longer bow. comes of the fingers so nicley.
Yohn - unless the scale was wrong or the chronograph was, the speed was 194fps. there were 4 different shooters, arrow was marked at 28". all the shots went thru the chrono with a low of 192fps. the actual draw weight was 39# 12oz at 28".
the arrow was a 600. it had the fletch on, it not a bare shaft. I guess glass and bamboo can be pretty quick.
while the speed was great and I guess that is what everyone guages limb by these days, the fact is we shoot by the feel and draw of the limbs. to me that is the selling point of the dryad recurve limbs. the area of the draw that would go thru the clicker has a such a nice feel. these limbs have such a nice release. feels like you are shooting a longer bow than 58".
Actually the impressive number was when we ran a heavier hunting arrow through it. The arrow weighed 489 and shot 171. When you normallize it comes out to 200 fps. So it picks up a bunch with the heavy arrow.