My question is, why are Black Widow bows so highly recomended? I find longbows of very similar design made with the same materials for less. Most bows are made from materials obtained from the same company ie. Bo-Tuff etc. If the design is almost identical and the materials are, then why black widow? What are some other good longbows and/or recurves? I shoot a martin Hatfield t/d recurve now but I am not totally satisfied with it simply because it pulls 50# at 28" and I would like something a bit heavier in a longbow. I hunt elk and would like something with a bit more umph. The Martin shoots very well and is a very pretty and smooth shooting bow, but I am ready to try something else. I have made a couple longbows and I am in the process of making a couple more now, but I am also interested in buying a new longbow. I have heard good things of other bows like Check-mate, martin, dan quillian bows, Massey longbows, Schultz made bows, Howard Hill archery (although I am not sure where the connectionis) etc. What are your recomendations? I want a good bow for the money. The top of my limit is probably the black widow where their longbow is $750 or so. I would prefer around $350-$500.