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Posted by Trumpkin the Dwarf (Member # 31043) on :
 
Well, I mentioned a few months back that I'd be replacing my Toelke Whip due to unfortunate circumstances. What follows is entirely show and tell!

First, the specs:
Toelke SS Recurve - 2 piece, 64# @ 33"

Myrtle Veneers (Dan had a name for the coloration, but I can't remember it)

I believe the handle overlays are Walnut. I told Dan to go with whatever dark wood he fancied. As usual with Dan's bow bolt bows, the handle is phenolic of some kind.

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Posted by Trumpkin the Dwarf (Member # 31043) on :
 
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Posted by Trumpkin the Dwarf (Member # 31043) on :
 
OH yeah, it shoots even better than my old Whip! With just a bit of moleskin it is a very quiet, very fast, bow. I dropped 6 lbs, and it handles the exact same arrows I was shooting from my Whip.
 
Posted by Buckeye1977 (Member # 44686) on :
 
Nice looking bow as always with a Toelke! I picked up a used Chinook about 4 months ago and it's the best shooting bow I have. I bet that 64# really smokes an arrow
 
Posted by SAM E. STEPHENS (Member # 23228) on :
 
Beauty of a bow sir , Very nice....

,,,Sam,,,
 
Posted by fmscan (Member # 29411) on :
 
Congratulations, that is an outstanding looking bow...
 
Posted by 4dogs (Member # 19996) on :
 
Wow! Very Nice
 
Posted by pdk25 (Member # 12864) on :
 
Very nice!
 
Posted by wooddamon1 (Member # 26099) on :
 
Nice bow. 33" draw? You could sling one through a wooly mammoth lengthwise!
 
Posted by Trumpkin the Dwarf (Member # 31043) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by wooddamon1:
Nice bow. 33" draw? You could sling one through a wooly mammoth lengthwise!

Yeah. It was awesome to see the reaction of the guy at the archery shop when he helped me get an official measurement. I needed to know just how long my draw was so I could tell Dan what length to make the bow.
 
Posted by smokin feathers (Member # 6780) on :
 
very nice!
 
Posted by chase perry (Member # 37806) on :
 
Congratulations on a very pretty bow! The myrtle looks quite a lot like what Dan used on my new Pika. Enjoy.

Chase
 
Posted by tzolk (Member # 35255) on :
 
That's very very beautiful, congrats! Ain't new Toelke bows the Best!
Malachi, I see your last whip was a 62"?
Dan just made me a 62" Whip with a smaller 60" riser for a 30" draw. Did he end up going with a smaller riser than that on your old 62"?
 
Posted by Trumpkin the Dwarf (Member # 31043) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by tzolk:
That's very very beautiful, congrats! Ain't new Toelke bows the Best!
Malachi, I see your last whip was a 62"?
Dan just made me a 62" Whip with a smaller 60" riser for a 30" draw. Did he end up going with a smaller riser than that on your old 62"?

New Toelke bows are an absolute treat!

As for my Whip, it was made back in the pre Whip HS days. Dan reworked his limb design a few years ago, and it added some speed. It also made for bows that stack a little sooner at a given length.

That said, I over worked the poor limbs on my old bow, hence the retired status. It was getting white delamination spots on the limbs. I believe Dan said 31.5ish inches was what my old Whip was designed to handle. All that to say, I don't think he had a smaller riser in my bow. It was just a bow he had in inventory when we visited his shop, actually!
 
Posted by Trumpkin the Dwarf (Member # 31043) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by chase perry:
Congratulations on a very pretty bow! The myrtle looks quite a lot like what Dan used on my new Pika. Enjoy.

Chase

Thanks! I believe I saw your Pika when you posted pictures recently. It was a beauty! Probably came from the same batch of wood.
 
Posted by johnm856 (Member # 35566) on :
 
Could someone explain what the HS and SS mean and the difference between the HS and SS Toelke bows? Thanks. JM
 
Posted by tzolk (Member # 35255) on :
 
The HS "High Speed" is the designator assigned to a Whip Longbow. The "SS" is short for Super Static which is a 64" semi static limb design Recurve
 
Posted by johnm856 (Member # 35566) on :
 
“The HS "High Speed" is the designator assigned to a Whip Longbow. The "SS" is short for Super Static which is a 64" semi static limb design Recurve”

Thank you, John
 
Posted by old_goat2 (Member # 35569) on :
 
Beautifully as usual from Dan! I'm envious!
 
Posted by ESP (Member # 23117) on :
 
What arrows are you shooting out of that. I can only think of three that would be long enough.
 
Posted by ShrtRnd (Member # 44618) on :
 
That's a nice blend of wood combinations, congrats!
 
Posted by tzolk (Member # 35255) on :
 
quote:


As for my Whip, it was made back in the pre Whip HS days. Dan reworked his limb design a few years ago, and it added some speed. It also made for bows that stack a little sooner at a given length.

That said, I over worked the poor limbs on my old bow, hence the retired status. It was getting white delamination spots on the limbs. I believe Dan said 31.5ish inches was what my old Whip was designed to handle. All that to say, I don't think he had a smaller riser in my bow. It was just a bow he had in inventory when we visited his shop, actually! [/QB]

Man, if that was just a 62" pre-HS design drawn to 33", you sure got the max out of that tiny bow!

BTW, love that coffee table! What kind of wood is that? Custom made?
 
Posted by ty_in_ND (Member # 43206) on :
 
That bow is a beaut! The myrtle veneers with the black micarta riser and walnut accents is a stunning combo.

One question: is the riser cut past center?
 
Posted by the rifleman (Member # 31319) on :
 
Nice!! Congrats and many happy times with it!
 
Posted by Trumpkin the Dwarf (Member # 31043) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by ESP:
What arrows are you shooting out of that. I can only think of three that would be long enough.

Easton Axis 5mm in .260 spine. Uncut they are 34".

quote:
Originally posted by tzolk:

BTW, love that coffee table! What kind of wood is that? Custom made?

Thanks! It's Walnut that my great grandfather cut down and milled himself back in the 70's. I made the table myself!

quote:
Originally posted by ty_in_ND:

One question: is the riser cut past center?

I don't believe so. Dan generally cuts 1/8" shy of center.
 
Posted by ESP (Member # 23117) on :
 
That arrow was one of the arrows I was thinking of. How much weight do you have up front.?
 
Posted by Trumpkin the Dwarf (Member # 31043) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by ESP:
That arrow was one of the arrows I was thinking of. How much weight do you have up front.?

75 grain insert and 190-200 grain points depending on broadheads or field tips (Simmons TreeSharks and a BAR ring is ~195).
 
Posted by Steve Jr (Member # 13169) on :
 
I have never heard of a dwarf having a 33" draw length [laughing] but that is one Beautiful looking Bow !
 
Posted by steadman (Member # 6498) on :
 
That is a sweet looking bow! I need to get my hand on one of those. With an almost 32@ draw myself those 64” recurves are a dream to shoot [thumbsup]
 
Posted by snakebit40 (Member # 25584) on :
 
Great looking bow! I’ve been shooting a Pika and love. Dan makes amazing bows!
 
Posted by Trumpkin the Dwarf (Member # 31043) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by steadman:
That is a sweet looking bow! I need to get my hand on one of those. With an almost 32@ draw myself those 64” recurves are a dream to shoot [thumbsup]

If we ever cross paths, I'll let you shoot mine! Or you could just call Dan up and order one.
 


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