17024Re: Bow supplier question
- Jan 23, 2005
>I had similar experiences, early in 2001 my linen backed red-oak bow
> Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2005 23:04:43 -0000
> From: "gatewood_archer" <gatewood_archer@...>
>Subject: Re: Bow supplier question
>I hope this reply goes through, but anyway, I purchased a bow from
>woodbows.com and it cracked after 2 months. So I sent woodbows.com
>an email and they sent me a new bow for no charge and recommended I
>keep the bow in a cool dry place as opposed to the closet where I
>was keeping the first one. It was drying out in there! So now I keep
>the bow in the garage where it's cool. The bow is made of red oak,
>which is not the best wood for a superb bow, but for the price, the
>new one they sent me shoots fine.
>--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "ragnall1" <jhmd002@c...> wrote:
>>Can anyone tell how the bows from woodbows.com shoot. I'm just
>>starting to take up the bow again and I'm not ready to spend $400+
>>on a new bow just yet. Being a lefty makes borrowing one rather
from woodbows.com exploded. The
upper limb gave way, and shot a 15" piece of the belly back just past my
They two replaced it very quickly - with a non-linen backed bow. That
bow now holds my banner w/device on it.
I have now heard of several of these bows breaking after not much use.
As for drying out in the closet.....what do you think it's going to do
in a "cool, dry" garage?
Their red-oak bows last for a little while. It's too bad because Phil
and the group are nice enough.
Just remember - you get what you pay for.
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