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Re: Request for opinions: Takedown bows vs traditional recurve bows

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  • arturdubh
    Responded privately. --Artúr ... $50 ... 3/25/2008 7:17 PM
    Message 1 of 18 , Mar 26, 2008
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      Responded privately.

      --Artúr


      --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, Carolus <eulenhorst@...> wrote:
      >
      > Having followed the progress of Olympic style
      > tackle closely over the last 30 years I can state
      > with a fair degree of confidence that while
      > inflation has a significant effect, the
      > increasingly expensive technology used in the
      > manufacture of these limbs has a far greater
      > effect. While I admit that the quality of my old
      > limbs exceeds my shooting ability, and as such
      > the new designs won't help me much, the new
      > designs are vastly superior to the old. I will
      > also point out that while any of my bows perform
      > adequately at the targets and ranges we use in
      > the SCA, my tournament bows show marked
      > improvements at the longer ranges of modern archery.
      > Carolus
      >
      > At 09:28 PM 3/25/2008, you wrote:
      >
      > >"Expensive" does not always equal "Quality". I once purchased some
      > >arrows from a gentleman who had been in the business
      > >of "professionally" making arrows for over ten years...they cost
      > >upwards of $80/doz -- and they were crap. I can spend a total of
      $50
      > >and turn out a dozen arrows of much better quality than those
      > >expensive ($6.25/each - minimum) tomato stakes.
      > >
      > >Probably the main reason for the higher cost of replacing those
      > >twisted limbs is "inflation" -- not "better quality". :-)
      > >
      > >--Artúr
      >
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