I made a 80# English long bow out of Yew wood, unbacked. Very smooth, no hand shock, 74 inches. I hunted with it for many years. I now have a 60# Osage flat bow I made. Also very fast and little hand shock. I also made a period xbow,150#. I used a fiberglass prod though. I have shot many IKACs with these bows. I hope to make another English long bow, around a 160 plus pounds some day.
Brad Boda d'Aylward <bradb@...
> wrote: Master Spence Colby of Æthelmearc had at one time two bows we referred to as
'Beauty' and the 'Beast'. 'Beauty' was a #98 wood laminated. and the 'Beast'
was #124 laminated. Newcomers would show up at the range and ask if they
might try with some loaner gear and he would get this devilish glint in his
eye and say, "Sure...... Try this one." The looks of surprise and
consternation on their faces were priceless. Their relief was enormous when
we would then hand them a #35.
Great fun all around.
Subject: Re: [SCA-Archery] Heaviest pound draw weight ever made/attempted?
> My heaviest attempt was a 95# 78" English made Yew bow. the first shot
was pathetic. After being instructed on drawing technique, I was able to
pull a full draw. when I released, the triceps in my pulling arm cramped.
> I shoot a 72" pecan longbow at 40# and it is comfortable. I just started
trying my 1952 Pearson 55# flatbow. It is a challenge.
> "Oakes, George" <goakes@...> wrote:
Greetings my good Bowyers, and apprentices
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