I have shot several of them. They are very fast. as quiet and smooth as they get and In spite of the fact that I build bows myself they are at least as shock free as mine and possibly more. You could not get a better guy to work with. I just got one of his new onepiece recurves and it is a wonderful bow in every way. Kirk is really a good bowyer in my opinion./ God bless you and good luck, Steve Oh and when you get your Sasquatch then buy an Eaglewing.