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19032Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: Newcomer question - best bow for the money

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  • John edgerton
    Nov 9, 2005
      What is "IPE"?

      On Wednesday, November 9, 2005, at 05:30 PM, jameswolfden wrote:
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      > 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
      > the
      > 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.
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      > James Wolfden
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