Re: Request for opinions: Takedown bows vs traditional recurve bows
- Responded privately.
--- 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.
> 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
> >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". :-)
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