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Author Topic: Going to have my first custom built  (Read 1462 times)

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Re: Going to have my first custom built
« Reply #25 on: June 01, 2018, 10:32:27 PM »
See what you started! :goldtooth:
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Re: Going to have my first custom built
« Reply #26 on: June 01, 2018, 11:34:50 PM »
See what you started! :goldtooth:
nothing like a good debate on who is a great bowyer lol. Are you still shooting that thunderchild? That bow is what keeps steering me toward big jims
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Re: Going to have my first custom built
« Reply #29 on: June 02, 2018, 04:59:31 PM »
Something like this?

I agree with what others have said. Lots of great bowyers out there! Good luck with your search.
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Re: Going to have my first custom built
« Reply #30 on: June 02, 2018, 06:39:56 PM »
I did the same for my 40th this year. Debated between a Big Jim and a Centaur. Ultimately choose  to go with the Centaur. I was just repeatedly drawn to the lines of the bow. The wait isn’t that bad. Heck I actually forgot I ordered it a couple of times. Pick the one YOU like

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Re: Going to have my first custom built
« Reply #31 on: June 04, 2018, 02:23:05 PM »
My big thing right now is deciding if i want to stick with the r/d style or maybe branch out some. At the moment it looks like saturday i will be off work so i should be able to make a trip to cloverdale to check a few bows out and see what feels good.
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Re: Going to have my first custom built
« Reply #32 on: June 04, 2018, 02:36:47 PM »
X2 on the Treadway, I have been shooting my 60" 3 piece takedown Black Rock a lot in the last few days and it is so smooth and dead in the hands that it don't even feel like 46#. Feels more like 40# but I put it on scales and it was 46.
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Re: Going to have my first custom built
« Reply #33 on: June 04, 2018, 03:55:38 PM »
Try before you buy.

And if you LOVE a bow that you demo, buy that one!

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Re: Going to have my first custom built
« Reply #34 on: June 04, 2018, 06:21:20 PM »
get one each ! it will solve everything :shaka:

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Re: Going to have my first custom built
« Reply #35 on: June 05, 2018, 10:07:57 AM »
Hoosier here's my two three piece from Crooked Stic. The blue and gray was off his stock page,and the other was custom with wood from the wood vault.


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Re: Going to have my first custom built
« Reply #36 on: June 05, 2018, 10:08:48 AM »
Here's the risers.

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Re: Going to have my first custom built
« Reply #37 on: June 05, 2018, 10:09:53 AM »
Mike's take downs are my favorite. My phone camera stinks. The limbs are much prettier than the picture.

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Re: Going to have my first custom built
« Reply #38 on: June 05, 2018, 11:00:42 AM »
Try before you buy.

And if you LOVE a bow that you demo, buy that one!

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I absolutely agree.  You may order one that would not be the same feel.  Bows are hand made, wood differs from piece to piece. Pretty is as pretty does they say.
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Re: Going to have my first custom built
« Reply #39 on: June 05, 2018, 12:05:21 PM »
 
Is that the one that he did out of myrtle and mango. Beautiful bow. His 3 piece has crossed my mind several times


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Re: Going to have my first custom built
« Reply #40 on: June 05, 2018, 12:23:13 PM »
Yes that's the myrtle and mango one. Very smooth bows.

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Re: Going to have my first custom built
« Reply #41 on: June 05, 2018, 12:34:29 PM »
I had a hyperstic. Really good shooting bow and im actually working on getting it back lol
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Re: Going to have my first custom built
« Reply #42 on: June 06, 2018, 04:25:21 PM »
There are lots of great bowyers and bows out there! And, most of them are great guys--it seems to come with the job description. For me, enjoying working with the bowyer is a big part of my satisfaction in shooting one of their lethal works of art.

Most trad bows perform pretty similarly by quantifiable measures. But how they 'feel' to you will be different. And, you might prefer a feel that's different from me or your best friend. The best advice, already shared by others, is to take some time, shoot as many bows as you can get your hands on, and choose what feels right.

I'm a longbow guy. I just took delivery of my 5th Royal from Wes Wallace--Wes' bows put arrows where I look, and I can use the help! And, over several years we've gotten to know each other. It's a relationship I value. My other personal favorite is working with Mike Treadway--his Black Forest longbows are among the faster d/r designs you'll find, more importantly for me, I like the feel, and I really appreciate Mike...which gets me thinking...I just might _need_ one more bow...

I really like bows I've shot from others mentioned on this thread, too, and some not so much. The one's I'm not so fond of aren't of lesser quality, they just aren't the right choice for me.

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Re: Going to have my first custom built
« Reply #43 on: June 06, 2018, 08:09:13 PM »
Ive always shot recurves the best but really like how quiet a longbow is. For recurves though 50's styles seem to work best
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Re: Going to have my first custom built
« Reply #44 on: June 07, 2018, 12:04:48 AM »
Big Jim if you can wait 14 months for it,  Toelke if you cant.
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Re: Going to have my first custom built
« Reply #45 on: June 07, 2018, 05:36:10 PM »
My trip to cloverdale is most likely cancelled this year being my daughter was rushed to the hospital late last night. She was gasping for air bad and turned blue. They spent the night and today running tests on her and still have not found the cause but did find that she has a very irregular heart beat and will continue more tests in the morning. She is almost 8 months old and has been perfectly happy and healthy up until this point so i am praying that it will be something treatable with medication. Its looking like she will be staying in the hospital a few more days so ill be there with her and will have to worry about testing out different bows somehow some other time. Got to make sure my baby girl is safe above all.
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Re: Going to have my first custom built
« Reply #46 on: June 07, 2018, 06:23:46 PM »
Hoos, I sure hope your baby girl is OK! I had two go through the NICU immediately after birth, it’s rough when you can’t do anything to help them.
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Re: Going to have my first custom built
« Reply #47 on: June 07, 2018, 06:30:47 PM »
Ive had 2 go through nicu with 1 never making it out. Its nerve racking.
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Re: Going to have my first custom built
« Reply #48 on: June 14, 2018, 10:28:00 PM »
Well everything went well at the hospital with my daughter thankfully and we are back home, healthy and happy. Now im back on the hunt for my next bow. I got in some Chinese made D shaped bow today (actually looks well made and is very quiet) to get me back up and shooting. I keep looking at the more extreme r/d bows like the thunderchild or dwyer endeavor and really like the profile of those bows but i also like the smooth lines of the new forward riser crooked stick. One thing i have decided is that i will buy the wood blocks and veneers myself so i can choose the exact wood i want.
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Re: Going to have my first custom built
« Reply #49 on: June 15, 2018, 12:20:08 PM »
Glad to hear it!!
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