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Offline WildmanSC

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WOW!!!!! What A Bow!!!!!!
« on: August 03, 2006, 03:15:00 PM »
WOW!!!! What a bow!!!!  I went to the Archery Shop during lunch and picked up my new Crooked Stic.  As I unpacked the bow I was pleasantly surprised that as I suspected the pics did not tell the full story of the bow.

For example, the pics of the riser made it appear to be more bulky than it actually is.  And the highly figured grain in the walnut veneers was not accurately portrayed in the pics.  The walnut veneers are what I would call curly walnut, in addition to other gorgeous grains in the veneers.

That describes the looks of the bow, now for the shooting characteristics.  It is, no exaggeration, the best shooting longbow I've ever had the privilege of shooting.  It is absolutely dead in the hand, is quiet as a church mouse, and shoots where I look.

I shot the bow through a chrony using a 525 gr arrow, 11.17 gr/pdf, and achieved an average speed of 165 fps.  That compares quite favorably with a Toelke Whip longbow tested by Pete Ward that shot a 530 gr arrow at 54#@28" and achieved an average of 172 fps.  The arrows were within 5 gr of each other in weight and my bow is 7# lighter in draw weight.  The Toelke was shooting a 9.81 gr/pdf arrow as opposed to the 11.17 gr/pdf arrow for my Crooked Stic.

The Crooked Stic is a GREAT shooting bow!

Bill
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Offline Shakes.602

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Re: WOW!!!!! What A Bow!!!!!!
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2006, 03:19:00 PM »
CONGRATS  on the New Bow!! Sounds like You will be Shooting this Weekend.....  A LOT!!   :thumbsup:    :archer:
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Offline BigRonHuntAlot

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Re: WOW!!!!! What A Bow!!!!!!
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2006, 03:22:00 PM »
Surely you got some pics for us to see?  :bigsmyl:
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Offline WildmanSC

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Re: WOW!!!!! What A Bow!!!!!!
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2006, 03:24:00 PM »
Ron,

I don't have it home yet to take the pics.  I'll get them posted probably this weekend.

Bill
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Offline **DONOTDELETE**

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Re: WOW!!!!! What A Bow!!!!!!
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2006, 03:25:00 PM »
congrats on your new bow... Please post some pic's

Offline SteveMcD

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Re: WOW!!!!! What A Bow!!!!!!
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2006, 03:43:00 PM »
Congratulations, Bill! All the best!
Someday you and I will take the Great Hart by our own skill alone, and with an arrow. And then the Little Gods of the Woods will chuckle and rub their hands and say, "Look, Brothers. An Archer! The Old Times are not altogether gone!"

Offline Brutus Hedgeapple

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Re: WOW!!!!! What A Bow!!!!!!
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2006, 06:10:00 PM »
Bill, I knew you'd like it. Mike is the man.

 Brutus

Offline Dalebow

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Re: WOW!!!!! What A Bow!!!!!!
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2006, 08:25:00 PM »
Bill
I got mine on Monday are they not beautiful???
Mine shot a 35/55 194fps @ 29" and 188fps at 28".  Birdseye Riser with Macasser Ebony accents and Figured Walnut over boo limbs, its a looker and a shooter.  I love it.
Welcome to the Crooked Stic Gang:-)

Offline sswv

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Re: WOW!!!!! What A Bow!!!!!!
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2006, 10:14:00 PM »
hey Dalebow!   what weight was the bow??

Offline Dalebow

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Re: WOW!!!!! What A Bow!!!!!!
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2006, 11:31:00 PM »
51# @28" perfect combo of speed, beauty and design!!

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