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Re: Gordon vs Bearpaw
« Reply #40 on: October 25, 2019, 02:35:37 PM »

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Re: Gordon vs Bearpaw
« Reply #41 on: October 25, 2019, 02:43:11 PM »
Well...   I got a PM from Ol' Flem...   We decided to put on the gloves and duke it out...  Settle it like Gentlemen...

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Re: Gordon vs Bearpaw
« Reply #42 on: October 25, 2019, 02:52:36 PM »
I'm picturing another epic battle of Ideology

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Re: Gordon vs Bearpaw
« Reply #43 on: October 25, 2019, 03:29:47 PM »
Bad Roy  :nono:
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Re: Gordon vs Bearpaw
« Reply #44 on: October 26, 2019, 12:12:51 PM »
According to my simple way of thinking, and it's served me well over the years, and with thousands of bows...

I've used both, and when I use the Bear paw glass I shoot for a draw weight about 6# more than I need.  Saying, if I was making a bow with gordon's glass, and on a particular design, a .340" stack gave me a 50# bow, I would use that same .340" stack to get a 44# - 45# bow, of that same design with bear paw. 

Also if you really need to hit a certain weight for one reason or another, and you decide to use a product you haven't used yet, be it carbon, a different sort of glass, or bamboo as opposed to wood, just make the stack around .005" - .010" thicker than you think you'll need.  Because you can more easily make a bow that's too heavy lighter, but you can't make a bow that's too light heavier, without making it shorter, or gluing more glass on the back.   
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