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mark Willoughby
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What about a socket system like widow and big Jims with a little phenolic or micarta? Good mass weight and a solid takedown system ... Just a thought

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alex321
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Hello Mike,

We are all on tenter-hooks here , waiting to hear how it went..

Personally a 64 inch bow interests me, wo I am particularly curious what you have done

Cheers
Alex

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Same, too short for my 29.5

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Captain*Kirk
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I'm curious as well!

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Medium to smaller grip to better accommodate thicker gloves.

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Medium to smaller grip to better accommodate thicker gloves.

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Mike Mecredy
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I'm working on it...

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Babbling Bob
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Good hand placement with fat diameter medium or high wrist riser. Has to be good looking dark fine grained woods for the riser, not wide grained like bocote or woods that look like plywood. Good balance after arrow release where the bow just gently rocks forward like the target bows of the past. Smooth draw out to 28 inches. It can stack after that since I have a 26 inch draw. Riser wood should go way up into the limbs like the 1961 and 1962 Bear Kodiaks. Shelf needs to be slightly curved, not flat. I like the looks of wide limbs like most my 1959 through 1962 Bears, but the fastest shooting old Bear I have (1960 K Special) actually has super skinny limbs like the Black Widows made before 1962 and it shoots faster than its cousin bow, a fat limbed 1959 K Special with the same limb length and draw weight.

Main concerns for me is the bow smooth (no sudden weight gain on the draw or stacking) and steady in my hand. For me, its looks are very important. Don't give speed or how quiet a bow shoots as much priority. Slow loud bows shoot good too.

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Bump.. [Smile]
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Nathan Killen
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Got my attention !

58-60" static tip 2 pc take down, preferably bow bolt for the nice weight it adds to the riser. Slim profile !

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YosemiteSam
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quote:
Originally posted by ozy clint:
i've always wanted to try a saluki ibex, turk or scythian. asiatic style has intrigued me for a long time.

X2. But I would want it 48" or shorter.

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I see where you said you're going with a little longer bow than you first mentioned. I personally like a 56-58" recurve. I picked up a second hand Hoots Lil Hoot recurve for my wife that's 56", and it's awesome. I've commandeered it for several hunts. I haven't setup anything for posting pictures since the photobucket fiasco started, or I'd post some pictures. It's a forward riser design along the same lines as the Helms Deep from Java Man.

I'd also love to see you produce a 56-58" bow with similar lines to what I mentioned above, but with longbow style limbs. You've been great at producing an awesome product that's affordable, from what I've seen, so it could be a more reasonably priced alternative to an elk heart or a thunderchild, if you will. As popular as those are at $800-$1200, I'd think a quality bow with similar handling and performance in the $400-$600 range should be popular.

Looking forward to seeing whatever you come up with.
Matt

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Flatwoods Custom R/D: 64", 47@28
'66 Kodiak: 60", 55@28
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Ben Pearson 709 Hunter: 58", 47@28
Ben Pearson 709 Hunter: 58", 42@28
Hoots Recurve: 56", 42@28

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I'm actually working on two at the moment. One is a variation of the Machete recurve I used to make, but instead of a 46" recurve I'm making it 50" (total length measured along the curve) And I'm working on a 64" as well. The market has plenty of others in the lengths in between. I'll have some done soon and I'll post results and pics.

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Michael Arnette
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60" + for me only
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That's very interesting to hear... I am looking forward to seeing the 64".

Cheers
Alex

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