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Re: Anyone familiar with Greatree bows?

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  • tomjulessca
    Thanks Unpronounceable. I will put Elkridge at the top of my list. Tom
    Message 1 of 19 , Aug 1, 2012
      Thanks Unpronounceable. I will put Elkridge at the top of my list.

      Tom

      --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "Oscar Van Loveren 000724 recon" <oscar@...> wrote:
      >
      > I will vouch for Joe and Deb (Elkridge Archery) Both my
      > wife and I shoot bows made by Joe and absolutely love them.
      > Aside from my personal experience I have heard numerous
      > anecdotes about his customer service and reliability being
      > miles beyond the expected, and have never met an unhappy
      > customer.
      >
      > Goerijs The Unpronounceable
      > EK Southern Region.
      >
      >
      > > Tom,
      > > They have been recommended here before and elsewhere but
      > > Elk Ridge Archery makes fine bows. They are SCA
      > > friendly, they are at Pennsic as I write and also do Gulf
      > > Wars plus other "wars", and make truly fine bows for very
      > > reasonable prices. My personal story is that I ventured
      > > to Gulf Wars one year, an 11 hour trip. Only to arrive
      > > and realize my bow and arrows were still in my garage at
      > > home! I went to Elk Ridge and bought a new bow to shoot
      > > at war. When I got home the next week I was shooting on
      > > my home range when my new bow broke. I called Joe, the
      > > Elk Ridge Bowyer, and told him my bow broke. He said "No
      > > problem, send it back and I'll build you a new one".
      > > About two months later a beautiful bow arrived with a
      > > few "special" things I had asked for, one of which was a
      > > slightly longer antler feather he puts on the bows that I
      > > use for range marks. The antler fell of for flexing
      > > problems but the bow was the sweetest longbow I think I
      > > have ever shot. I walked into his booth at Pennsic
      > > carrying the bow. He asked me how I liked it. I told
      > > him it was sweet and I loved it but the antler feather
      > > had popped of. He snatched to bow out of my hands, ran
      > > to his rack of bows, picked one off and handed it to me
      > > saying "you've got big hands, this one should be good.
      > > Shoot it at war. If you like it, keep it, if not, I'll
      > > build you a new one". I still have that bow. GREAT
      > > bowyer, GREAT service, and fantastic products. I did
      > > mention I now have 3 of his bows?
      > >
      > > cog
      > >
      > > --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "tomjulessca"
      > > <tomjulessca@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Thanks Guy. I just did a search for "Traditional
      > > Archery Forums" and there are quite a few. Any you
      > > particularly recommend?
      > > >
      > > > Tom
      > > >
      > > > --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, Guy Taylor
      > > <guy.taylor@> wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > I looked up some feedback on traditional archery
      > > forums and it looks like folks
      > > > > are pretty happy with their Greatree bows. There was
      > > some reference to
      > > > > delaminations but it was a number of years ago and
      > > nothing recent was mentioned.
      > > > >
      > > > > Buy the bow from a shop that stands behind what it
      > > carries and you should be
      > > > > good.
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > Guy 
      > > > > The new Greenman Archery website
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > ________________________________
      > > > > From: tomjulessca <tomjulessca@>
      > > > > To: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com
      > > > > Sent: Mon, July 30, 2012 8:02:17 PM
      > > > > Subject: [SCA-Archery] Anyone familiar with Greatree
      > > bows?
      > > > >
      > > > >  
      > > > > Looking to replace my broken #45 LH recurve I came
      > > across an ad for Greatree
      > > > > bows sold by Andover Archery in CT. Price is a
      > > significant factor for me and
      > > > > these are low cost. The source nearest to me
      > > (Wilderness Archery in Rocklin, CA)
      > > > > only has take-downs in LH. Unless I can find
      > > something else, I will have to
      > > > > decide between taking a chance on a used bow on Ebay
      > > or the Bear Grizzly from 3
      > > > > Rivers. If anyone has other suggestions or advice, I
      > > will be most appreciative.
      > > > > Thanks.
      > > > >
      > > > > Tom
      > > > >
      > > >
      > >
      >
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