Re: Bow Recommendation
- I would have to concur with this, gibow. even has a youtube channel.
He will tiller the bow to what you want and let you do as Richard states finish the bow how you want. And you really can't beat the prices.
--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, richard johnson <rikjohnson39@...> wrote:
> I like http://www.GIBow.com <http://www.gibow.com/> . He can make you a
> longbow in pretty much whatever length and weight you like.
> These are basic no-frills longbows and I own a couple of these and am very
> happy with them.
> U-Finish-Bows (you do a final sanding and stain) are about $50. Finished and
> backed go up to a few hundred dollars.
> But then, i am prejudiced towards the company.
> I have head other people here mention other places that are equally good
> though we all would love to own a Richard Head longbow<g>.
> On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 7:32 AM, Colonel <lehrerprofessoren@...>wrote:
> > **
> > I am new to SCA and I would like to ask for advise from those of the list
> > as you are experienced in period bow shooting. I have a traditional 72"
> > longbow without arrow rest already which was the reason I looked into SCA
> > archery. However, it is a 70 pounder at 28". I used to handle it just fine,
> > but a riding accident last June has left me with leg surgery, a noticeable
> > limp, and a weakened left arm. I can now only shoot a 35 pound bow or
> > something within that range. I want to get another traditional English
> > longbow, however, I find that the choices that appear on the net are too
> > many for me to judge. I would rather not spend a fortune on a hand crafted
> > bow, as mine is, and would be very content with something seviceable for
> > just target shooting. I have looked at the traditional bows being offered by
> > Medieval Collectables and would appreciate your opinions and advise
> > concerning that dealer or others like it. I would like to spend between $130
> > - $150 for a new bow and that is within the range that the store I mentioned
> > offers. I will probably try to find a buyer for my bow as I don't believe I
> > will ever be able to shoot it anymore.
> > Thank you for your help
> > Tom Moore
> Rick Johnson
> "Those who give up a little freedom in return for a little imagined security
> will soon find that they have neither."