Every bow we produce, be it a personal bow or a youth bow that we give away, is made with extreme precision beginning with exceptional balance and fit the riser's fade-outs. I put forth great effort to produce some of the best glue joints in the traditional archery industry. There are several reasons for putting forth this extra effort in fit. First, it improves the dynamic timing and tiller of the limbs. This results in improved stability as well as eliminates undesirable vibration, which in turn reduces bow noise and shock. Second, it improves the durability of the bow by eliminating epoxy filled voids and air pockets, that are often responsible for failures. Third, it looks better, as a result of having a proper fit. Finally, I put forth this effort because that is the way a bow is supposed to be put together, and I believe if a job is worth doing it is worth doing right.
Every bow we produces comes standard with a laminated riser with phenolic reinforcement accents, additional reinforcement at the tips with various tip overlay options, and a BCY Dynaflight97 (HMPE) bowstring with yarn string silencers attached. Our bows are available with a pistol, a locator, or a traditional (straight) grip, which is contoured in a manner to provide proper hand placement and prevent torque. Either grip comes standard with a hand stitched elk-hide leather wrap for a consistent and comfortable non-slip feel.
To enhance the performance of the traditional bow, we use the best modern materials (ULZ & ULS fiberglass and uni-directional carbon by Gordon composites), premium limb cores such as edge grain red elm, bamboo, or maple), long working fade-outs in our risers (which help store energy), and a reverse trapezoid cross section limb design which optimizes on superior tension strengths of various materials to produce the most efficient draw weight for a given limb's mass.
Finally, our hand rubbed multi-layered epoxy finish is applied in such a way that it actually penetrates the natural wood and bamboo materials. The unique application method for this epoxy not only provides a beautiful final product, but due to its penetration into the natural materials this epoxy offers maximum protection from nature’s elements...protecting the bow for many years of shooting despite the adverse conditions typically associated with hunting in the wilderness.
Accuracy, stability/forgiveness, quietness, durability, and a lack of hand shock are traits that I require in all of our bows...but I also require a high degree of performance efficiency. As a result, I have chosen to provide estimated reports of expected efficiency in terms of arrow speed at a given draw weight (60#), draw length (28"), and arrow weight of 540 grains, which is 9 grains per pound (gpp). Visit our video page for more details on our bow's performance.