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texbow2
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I only draw a touch over 27 and I prefer a 60" recurve. 58" is ok but I get pinched with any 56" that I have tried. I prefer a high grip and a radiused shelf. I also prefer a heavy riser.
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stevem
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I draw 27", and will not buy another bow that is under 62". Can't explain that, but short bows just don't feel right to me. I think the '72 Bear Kodiak Hunter is about the most perfect bow, except it is 60". I like a high grip and a small riser. Good luck with your quest to build a popular bow.
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If you plan to make just one model : a 50's style recurve 60" would probably fit most if you offer some custom grip features as well. With a good limb design it could handle fairly up to 31" DL plus you could offer 2 piece TD possibilities for those who want a TD bow using locket socket or sleeve.
For those willing more mass you can offer option to built the riser in G10 to get heavier bow. Designing the limbs semi static rather than the classic full working limb could be a way to make something different of what others 50's style recurve bowyers are usually offering yet performing and very stable torsionally and vertically (enhancing accuracy)

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Captain*Kirk
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Mike, all my favorites are my older Bear bows, Grizzly, Kodiak Hunter, Super K (and a Tamerlane; not for hunting!) The one with the most consistency is the Grizzly at 58"...but the grip could be more contoured and comfortable, for sure.

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Deflex riser,

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Hoosierarcher88
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Double post for some reason

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dbd870
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quote:
Originally posted by Bud B.:
High wrist 60s style similar to the Kodiak Hunter profile, but in 60". Extra curved tips to eliminate that stacking.

The KHunter was made in 60"; the 70's greenies for example. I want one with AFC - automatic form compensation!

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Mike,

I would like to put in a plug for maybe a longer recurve. I've heard many guys that would like something in the order of a 64" bow in the style of the Bear 59-60 Kodiak. Maybe a 62" one would be unique. I draw 28" and I used a 58" bow many years ago, but I have shot 60" plus for 20 years now.

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Prefer larger brace heights on shorter recurves.

Most shorter designs, with higher BH's, that i have worked with were personally more amicable.

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quote:
Originally posted by dbd870:
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Originally posted by Bud B.:
High wrist 60s style similar to the Kodiak Hunter profile, but in 60". Extra curved tips to eliminate that stacking.

The KHunter was made in 60"; the 70's greenies for example. I want one with AFC - automatic form compensation!
But the first year (1967.5) was 58".

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Bud B.
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Plus, Mike mentions designing/building a 56" or 58". I prefer 60" for more smoothness in drawing to anchor.

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I got this Chek-Mate Attila on the classifieds last year. It is no longer made but embodies many of the features others have already mentioned for a no frills hunting recurve. I draw 26" on this 56" so can't comment on smoothness of a longer draw but maybe other lengths to accommodate longer draws and cosmetic options for those that like to dress up their bows would help make it more popular. A two piece option would please those that may be traveling.

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Mike Mecredy
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looks like some responses are pointing toward a long recurve, 60" plus, and 2 piece.

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50's style like the Great Northern Ghost
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The Whittler
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This is my opinion but why copie someone else's designs. You as a bowyer should be able to design a recurve that has what you consider in a great bow. Good luck and let us know.
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