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Help title this bow design...
« on: September 15, 2019, 10:28:23 AM »
Ok guys...  I need help defining what this bow is...   I am thinking it is a hybrid but my friend says that it is a recurve...  A friend on another forum is calling it a Semi recurve...

   It has narrow limbs, 1 3/8" at the fades and close to 1/2" at the tips...  The string only touches the limbs for about 2"...  The string wraps up on the limb only for about a 1/4" or less...  The string leaves the limb at 5" of draw...

   So what would you call this type of bow??

   I am pretty stoked about it's performance...  It has great string tension...  The best DFC numbers that I have seen on one of my bows yet...  She is rough sanded with tape on the limbs and weighing in at 46# and I am getting 189 fps with a 465gr. arrow... Chances are that it may increase in speed when I finish sanding it and remove the tape... 







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Re: Help title this bow design...
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2019, 10:39:11 AM »
It's definately a recurve(string on limb at brace. Also looks like it's slightly working recurve with a deflex out of the handle. Maybe that would make it a hybrid, takedown recurve.
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Re: Help title this bow design...
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2019, 11:24:24 AM »
Yep recurve !
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Re: Help title this bow design...
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2019, 11:34:01 AM »
Sure looks sharp! I bet it's quiet. Really good looking bow so far.  :shaka:
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Re: Help title this bow design...
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2019, 01:16:11 PM »
See.... I'd call it a semi-recurve.  Because when you string and draw, the curved tips basically go away.  To me a full recurve still has some serious curve at the tips when strung and pulled to full draw.
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Re: Help title this bow design...
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2019, 03:56:31 PM »
Right limb has a hinge..

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Re: Help title this bow design...
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2019, 05:54:04 PM »
That's not a very good title, Roy.  :laughing:
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Re: Help title this bow design...
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2019, 06:00:55 PM »
Good nuff fer ah gwa gwas gwass bow:)

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Re: Help title this bow design...
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2019, 09:23:23 PM »
Semi Limp-curve.

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Re: Help title this bow design...
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2019, 09:56:14 PM »
Semi Limp-curve.

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Re: Help title this bow design...
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2019, 10:19:30 PM »
Badassfast #1
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Re: Help title this bow design...
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2019, 08:25:24 AM »
Badassfast #1

   I could go for that...

Right limb has a hinge..

   I think a few of ya'll are a bit hinged...   :saywhat:   :laughing:

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Re: Help title this bow design...
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2019, 08:59:55 AM »
Call it twister...

It's all messed up.

You had to make the right side limb pad angle wrong...



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Re: Help title this bow design...
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2019, 03:31:59 PM »
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Re: Help title this bow design...
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2019, 03:49:09 PM »
What spoon?:)



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Re: Help title this bow design...
« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2019, 05:11:01 PM »
I think maybe the riser ain't straight on the block.

But Roy would know better cause he has built so many out of whack bows.  :)
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Re: Help title this bow design...
« Reply #16 on: September 16, 2019, 05:16:06 PM »
BAD Roy  :nono:
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Re: Help title this bow design...
« Reply #17 on: September 16, 2019, 05:58:08 PM »
Kinda reminds me of the old Grumley bows like the Deerslayer but those were static tip recurves. What is the antonym of "static"? Reactive or just maybe active? Maybe "minimally recurved" bow or "Active Limb-tip Longbow". Like was said... technically it is a recurve since the string touches the limb at brace height but you can call it what ever you wanna.

It is a great looking bow!

Re-active Tip Hybrid...

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Re: Help title this bow design...
« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2019, 08:09:23 PM »
I’ve looked at the pics several times now. I was torn between recurve and hybrid. So I’m gonna go with deep or thick cored recurve. Reason being that at brace, the tips are still pointing ever so slightly away from the shooter. If the tips were straight and limbs had minimal contact with string, I’d say hybrid.
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Re: Help title this bow design...
« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2019, 01:24:33 PM »
Latest update on this Hybrid bow...  I made some new limbs and shortened them about 1 1/2"... Bow needing 60" string...  The string barely touches the limbs at 7 1/4" brace...  They came in at 42.5#... The string tension and DFC numbers went down... Still great performance...  Only lost about 1fps...  I am gonna make limbs that need a 61" string and start tweaking limb stiffness near the tips and fade lengths until I squeeze max performance out of this limb design...



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