quote:Originally posted by Killdeer: Just now downloaded them into the desktop.
I was at the Post Office first thing yesterday morning. The bow arrived unscathed, and as a new mother, I think it is way more beautiful than anybody else's bow anywhere!
Its golden limbs gleam from deep within their Osage veneers, like they are keeping a merry secret, the two inner lams of bamboo bound between them, a powerful surprise. The Chechen riser is a warm brown, swirled with a mild grain and wrapped with dark chocolate split cowhide. I strung it in the parking garage so that I could feel the limbs work and get a glimpse of its tiller.
Then, it was off to the park, after a couple of errands, and there we played for four hours. Unfortunately for you fair readers, I am antsy to get back there while the weather is so cool, so any computer-squatting will have to wait until it is hot and muggy again. This morning is golden, with a blue sky and a refreshing, playful little breeze that reminds me of the mountains.
Danged if I am staying inside! Killdeer
That's the nicest I've ever been rejected in my life!!! I wouldn't have minded being turned down so much in high school if they were all like that
-------------------- JD Berry Misty Dawn 68" 50@27 JD Berry Vixen 68" 50@27 Fred Bear Bruin 68" 55@28 Posts: 2015 | From: IL | Registered: Mar 2012
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I think I am starting to get the hang of this grip, though there is a big loss of accuracy after 15-17 yards. I am shooting 3555GTs, with a lot of weight up front. I also tried some arrows that are supposedly too light (1535 GTs) and they flew very well. I dunno if it is my release or grip or what. But hey... whatever works!
I put some belly button lint on the string. It was going "boing", and I remembered something about low-freq noise traveling over long distances, like elephants in must or something. Now that string keeps mum! I have enough to think about without some string making suggestions or comments on every shot.
I ordered the bow on the fifth, (actually started on the fourth, but finalized details on the fifth) and it was attempted delivery on the twenty-third. I think that was the longest eighteen days ever! How do those guys do that?
-------------------- Long, long afterward, in an oak I found the arrow, still unbroke; And the song, from beginning to end, I found again in the heart of a friend.
TGMM Family Of The Bow Posts: 15027 | From: Fibber McGee's Closet, VA | Registered: Mar 2003
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Osage is a wonderful thing.......That's a nice one, one of the best I've seen. I like my Half Breed, But that Osage
-------------------- In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities. In the expert's there are few...So the most difficult thing is always to keep your beginner's mind...This is also the real secret of the arts: always be a beginner. Shunryu Suzuki Posts: 9279 | From: tribes hill , new york | Registered: Jan 2008
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Here are a few bows to look at... sure don't mean to be stealing any of Killy's thunder. These are old bows after all.
Left to right... Hill Big Five by Shulz 76#- 70"... "Blondie" by me, 57# all bamboo-68", walnut riser...Savora yew, 55#-68"... "Dirty Girl" by me bamboo backed yew, 57#-68"... "Stubby" by me,58#-glass over bamboo core,70".