Re: Another Bow merchant, thoughts?
> Message: 7I've seen these bows at stickbow.com and on e-bay. They seem pretty basic - they don't even have a
> Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2003 10:46:14 -0500
> From: Siegfried Sebastian Faust <crossbow@...>
> Subject: Another Bow merchant, thoughts?
> Anyone bought/dealt with these folks:
> Someone asked me about them, as they have some VERY cheap prices ($65 for a
> longbow) ... But I've never heard of them.
handle wrap, which is why I've not bought one.
If you're looking for an inexpensive longbow, I got one from www.woodbows.com brand-new off of
e-bay for about $20 less than the listed retail on the website, and I've been extremely happy with
it. In fact, I've outgrown my Woodbows longbow and will be buying another one next Spring, while
my 14-year-old daughter gleefully inherits my current bow. Woodbows makes very sweet longbows -
they are deceptively light, springy and smooth, yet shoot very fast, and there's almost no hand
shock. I've even managed to get 120 yards distance out of one of their 25# bows. I know another
semi-local archer with one of their bows who is equally happy with his bow. We traded bows at an
event just to see how consistent woodbows is with their product. The heavier-poundage bows are
much easier to pull than either of my recurves with equal weight. Woodbows also ships their bows
with a stringer, instructions, and a handmade flemish bowstring with pre-set nocking point.
They often put new merchandise, especially the lighter-poundage bows, on e-bay. Here's a current
Hope this helps,
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> Anyone bought/dealt with these folks:Ah.. Bitter Root Bow shop. Yes, I have dealt with these folks on a
number of occasions. The people are very helpful, and they ship very
quickly. The bows they sell are good starter bows, and an even better
place to start if you want to finish the bow yourself.
There bows have a more "finished" look than the ones from
woodbows.com, and comparing the 55# bows from Bitter Root and
Woodbows.com, I think the ones from Bitter Root are a little more
comfortable to shoot, have less hand shock, and a faster cast.
Now, Mind you these are "flat bows" and not the D section "English
Long bow" style bows that Woodbows.com sells.
Now for the downside, the string that typically comes with the bows
from Bitter Root is artificial Sinew, with tied loops. Its is not as
nice as the Flemish string, and I normal replace the strings when I
resell their bows. I also usually sand them, stain them, and varnish
them as well.
The less expensive ones are wood self bows, and you really need to
warm them up properly before shooting them, or you WILL break them.
I've done it. It wasn't fun, but it also wasn't an explosive break.
It was my fault for not warming up the bow properly.
- Konnichi wa, tomodachi...
I made a nice tate ((sort of like a standing pavise for japanese
archery) with my kamon and clan kamon painted on the front...
It is aprox two and a half feet wide, and four feet tall...made of
wood with a brace that allows free-standing...
Do any of the marshals on this list mind if I bring it to the line and
shoot from behind it?
In period it was often stood in place, then advanced as the
I have been in lines where the archers themselves advanced, as
opposed to staying in one place and shooting at closer and
This would be ideal for one of those shoots...
This would also be a proper way for one form of Japanese
Another way would be for an arrow loader to advance the tate as
the archer shot behind him...He would feed the arrows to the
archer, then on command, advance the tate...as a non-shooter...
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shi wa hei to de aru - all are equal in the grave...