19032Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: Newcomer question - best bow for the money
- Nov 9, 2005What is "IPE"?
On Wednesday, November 9, 2005, at 05:30 PM, jameswolfden wrote:
> Recently I purchased a takedown longbow made of bamboo-backed IPE. I
> heard great things about IPE from a number of bowyers. Great cast,
> fast bow.
> For the first couple of hundred shots, the bow was a sweet shooter.
> But after
> that I noticed a number of problems including some delamination near
> handle on the lower limb. I fixed it up but the lower limb took a
> serious string
> follow robbing me of cast, power, and consistency. I borrowed my
> wife's bow
> to finish off the season.
> James Wolfden
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