I am a decent finger shooter, and have been doing well with 20 year old bows that I piece together. I haven't purchased a factory new compound since 1990. I have a soft spot in my heart for my provantages (48" ATA). I shot the Hoyt Superstars (44") today and found I shot one well, but not the other. I think I may splurge this summer and get a new bow. It may allow me to break free from trying to find the next best "unproven" combination of riser/limbs/wheels.
I have been looking at threads on bows and usually gloss over Barnsdales because I would never pony up for a $1,000 bow. If I sold my current stable of bows, I could recoup the majority of that money. A bonus in July has freed up a little money as well. A set of ACC's and a new scope would round it all together. A $1300 package would cause my nose to bleed. I have never done something that crazy before, but I think I need to have a custom bow built to my DL, at my desired ATA and draw weight, not to mention 50-55% letoff and quality arrows/scope.
For those that own a Barnesdale, are they the cats meow or just another bow? Do they have any deflex? This wouldn't happen again for a long time, so I want it to be right. I am not looking for an opinion on should I buy one, just if they meet your expectations. It would be a satin black model.