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Hi all, new member here so if there's some special protocols I'm supposed to follow sorry in advance, I don't know 'em.
Anyway, I've been making takedown bows using downhill skis as limbs, which have been working beautifully. However, I'd like to try using cross country skis so my limbs wouldn't be so wide. When I've read about other people's experiences doing this though, they usually end up with draw weights around 28lbs. I'm gunning for a draw weight >40 lbs so it can be used for hunting. What I'm wondering is if adding a carbon fiber strips as backing would give be the additional draw weight and power I need. Also, if they would, what glue would be good for doing this. I've been using titebond II for my riser laminations, but I'm guessing I should use some kind of epoxy for this. I'm sure someone is going to tell me to just make them from scratch like everyone else, but I'm a college student with very minimal free time; plus I kind of like making bows that are different than most others. I appreciate any answers in advance.
 

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Welcome! But I can't help with your question. There is a Traditional Archery section also, I would post your question there also, you may get more replies.
 
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