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void
March 21st, 2012, 02:32 AM
Hey there,
I am looking for a takedown recurve bow (that's an easy part), the thing is my DL is very long - 32". Unfortunately most of the bows are specified up to 29" DL.
I am looking forward to hear Your advices,
Brgds, Michal

thorwulfx
March 21st, 2012, 02:39 AM
Anything 66" or longer will probably be okay for you. There are a lot of recurve bowyers in the trad arena that produce 66" bows. Nightwing on here swears by his Blacktails (they're also heartbreakingly gorgeous), for instance. In the target-centric world, 66"-70" bows are very common. Most of them have the ILF limb attachment. Really, in that arena, you're spoiled for choice. Hoyt, W&W, Samick, Spigarelli, Bernardini...I'd go over to Lancaster Archery to take a look at them and get an idea what you might want.

For very inexpensive bows, there are also a few I'll mention:

Samick Polaris
Greattree Mohegan
PSE Summit

All of these have 66" lengths, and are less than $210. Not luxury, and not heavy, but probably peachy to learn on for most people.

Hope that helps,

Patrick

slade
March 21st, 2012, 11:42 AM
I would go with an 70" ILF rig, there are quite a few made on your side of Atlantic. If you want wood, Border makes wood ILF risers up to 25"'s.

void
March 21st, 2012, 05:56 PM
Well, to be honest, it won't be easy for me to get to Lancaster's Archery and test stuff, i shoud cross the Atlantic first ;) I know them well, Robert who runs it is a former member of the U.S. Olympic Archery Team :)

...but getting back to the business...
I shoot for abt. 5 yrs. I am shooting bare 80# Katera XL compound now, so Polaris would be to weak (the top weigth is 40#). I got Mind, but i am not happy with the way it works, mostly because of the vibrations (the's Fastflight bowstring). I haven't mention, i am looking for a bow for hunting, so Polaris and Mind are out of question... :)

Unfortunately all traditional bows available on our market are Samick's and Lukbis (http://lukbis.pl/oferta/cat/1). Lukbis are not very impressive with parameters, but on the other hand, from a two friends of mine who are deeply in traditional shooting, one told me to try Verna, the other one told me to forget the Samick bows, they won't survive 32" DL...
I guess 70" rig would be ok. I have checked the webside of Border Scotland Archery and seem they got only one model for 70" - Mirage. On the other hand there's no problem at all to buy anything there in US.

I am still looking for any clues of 70" rig, Many thanks for Your tips in advance :)
Michal

slade
March 21st, 2012, 06:38 PM
I draw 32 and I am very happy with my 21" Hoyt Excel and Xtra-long Dryad limbs, makes a 68" bow. I prefer 68" and longer bows myself. If you are ok with a 66" bow there are are a lot of them out there, Brackenbury, Blacktail,Wes Wallace etc... have nothing but positive feedback. I believe at one time Fedora offered a 68" take down, Acadian Woods and Jeffery Archery offers a 68" take down and I am sure there are a few more.

Night Wing
March 22nd, 2012, 09:28 AM
With your 32" draw length, I would suggest a 68" bow so you won't get "finger pinch" because of your long draw. With that said, Tim Mullins of Acadian Woods builds a very nice 68" take down recurve.

http://www.acadianwoods.com/recurves.htm

If you think you might like a longbow, Tim also builds a take down longbow which you can order in a 70" length.

http://www.acadianwoods.com/longbows.htm

Bill Howland of Brackenbury Bows can special build you a 68" take down recurve, with a 21" riser, called the Legend.

http://www.brackenburybows.com/the_legend.htm

All of the bows by the two bowyers are cut 3/16" past center so they will shoot a variety of differently spined arrows with different point weights and slight adjustments to brace height.

rembrandt
March 22nd, 2012, 10:30 AM
With your 32" draw length, I would suggest a 68" bow so you won't get "finger pinch" because of your long draw. With that said, Tim Mullins of Acadian Woods builds a very nice 68" take down recurve.

http://www.acadianwoods.com/recurves.htm

If you think you might like a longbow, Tim also builds a take down longbow which you can order in a 70" length.

http://www.acadianwoods.com/longbows.htm

Bill Howland of Brackenbury Bows can special build you a 68" take down recurve, with a 21" riser, called the Legend.

http://www.brackenburybows.com/the_legend.htm

All of the bows by the two bowyers are cut 3/16" past center so they will shoot a variety of differently spined arrows with different point weights and slight adjustments to brace height.

I'm afraid to ask ya what the recurves cost, but I will........I love the wood in those recurves and do you have any idea what they run, cost wise?

Night Wing
March 22nd, 2012, 03:51 PM
I'm afraid to ask ya what the recurves cost, but I will........I love the wood in those recurves and do you have any idea what they run, cost wise?

They cost an arm, a leg, an ear, one eye, three fingers and two toes........EACH.

Seriously, the 68" Acadian 3 piece carbon reflex recurve is based priced at $965 and the 68" Brackenbury Legend is based priced at $1271.

void
March 22nd, 2012, 03:55 PM
Well, yeah, the figer pinching made me shooting three under than split since once i have nocked off the arrow from a bowstring and dry fired my beloved bow :)

Acadian Woods' bows look impressive

@Rembrandt
The prices are at their website: http://www.acadianwoods.com/pricing.htm Quite lot of money, but usually what you get is what you've paid for ;)

By the way, what might be also important is the customer service. For example several years ago many people were enjoying eastern european traditional bows from Grozer Archery (http://www.grozerarchery.com/index_m.htm) the bows were awesome, but the customer service was not. I have heard of several people who made warranty claims and were waiting over a half of the year for a new rig.

anyway, many thanks to pointng me into the right directions :cheers:

wtpops
March 22nd, 2012, 04:01 PM
There are a lot of 64", 66" bows out there that would work good for you. I draw 31" and shoot 62" and 64" with no problem at all.

Hank D Thoreau
March 23rd, 2012, 01:40 AM
I draw 32 1/2 and shoot a 70 inch ILF bow. I could go 72 inches if I wanted to. I feel like I am hitting a wall when I shoot 66 inch bows. My longbows are 69 inches and my Pyramid bow is about 75 inches. Longer bows will be much more pleasant to shoot, and I would not classify 68 inches as long for your draw length. Unless you have a specific reason for a short bow, you should go long, it will be much smoother and more fun to shoot. Many traditional shooters have never shot longer bows and have a different perspective. You have to try one though so that you can feel the difference.

Borderbows
March 23rd, 2012, 06:15 AM
Hey there,
I am looking for a takedown recurve bow (that's an easy part), the thing is my DL is very long - 32". Unfortunately most of the bows are specified up to 29" DL.
I am looking forward to hear Your advices,
Brgds, Michal

You can go the ILF route. or you can go bolt down.

There are plenty of options. but here is our rough guide.

If you have a long draw, choose a long limb.
If you have a short draw choose a short limb.
medium for meduim. (obviously)

Add to this riser length.
Short risers (sub19") are best suited to mid to shorter draws.
long risers can be suited to both with the right limbs.

XL limbs on a 19" would give a nice hunting bow, BUT that is where finger pinch vs accuracy starts to play its hand.
XL limbs on a 21" would give a nice bow for a 32" draw, if you wanted accuracy.

if you went 27" you could try a meduim limb, but again, an XL might be better

thats how we go about recomending bows.

So if your looking at field/barebow choose a longer riser, and if looking at more a hunting type bow 19" or 21" for your long draw would give a comfortable shooting bow. but in either case, a XL limb of some sort would be the smoother, more enjoyable limb.

but there are plenty of options.

choose a bowyer you like and ask them directly, if not choose ILF and try and get some XL limbs for a bit of comfort unless your going long riser, then you will get away with simply long limbs.

slade
March 23rd, 2012, 01:01 PM
One other option, Dryad offers the Epic recurve limbs in a XXLong, You could have a 70" bow with a 21" riser, like a Das and change out the bushings or go with any number of 19" risers and have a 68" bow. There may be other bowyer's who can make a XXL limb as a special order.

void
March 24th, 2012, 06:53 PM
Finally saturday evening came :) I have time to read, google and so on...

What's most important to me is the reliability.

Wooden bows like Acadian looks great - a state-of-the-art - but this time i cannot blow my account for a custom made set. Night Wing already posted the prices for Acadian, and Brackenbury, I haven't asked Border Archery yet, but i am certain they will keep the price.

I have asked myself a question what can be made fast and be reliable - and here's what i think - i shall look for a CNC machined riser.

On Lancaster's website they don't have much, there are few from Tradtech and ony one match: TradTech Titan III 19", as all the others are sub19".

I have also found Dalaa 21" riser from DAS bow on 3riversarchery.com.
Slade, You have mentioned something of replacing the bushing in DAS risers - is this topic related with?
http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=838125&p=1053802369#post1053802369

Any other clues for 19+" machined (non-olympic ofc) risers? The price of DAS and Tradtech are almost same, which one would You choose?

slade
March 25th, 2012, 12:50 AM
Void,

The Das uses it's own fitting, you can use ILF limbs if you switch out the fittings.
http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=1479003

The Tradtec, the use of ILF fittings makes life a lot easier.

Why not a Hoyt Excel in black-out?

void
March 25th, 2012, 03:09 PM
Hell yeah, You're right Slade. That is what i am going to do. I thought Hoyt risers would cost me a fortune, but Excel is in a very affordable price, even cheaper than DAS or TradTech.

Now, what is left is to choose a pair of long limbs (24") in black-out painting...