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Re: Well, Hows Everyone Doing??

Postby Kenro » Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:19 pm

Kirk, NO WAY, is that sthing keeping a string on it!! :P You bring that thing to WTT and I'll have to ask everyone to sign a waiver. :shock: When we go to weigh it in on friday, Im standing outside while you pull it on the scale :o

:lol: :lol:

Man that thing looks deadly!! I LIKE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
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Re: Well, Hows Everyone Doing??

Postby Hornseeker » Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:07 am

Kirk... OUT A DA BOX... Lavender!
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Re: Well, Hows Everyone Doing??

Postby Kirkll » Sat Apr 18, 2009 1:55 pm

ll to answer your question honetsly...i was keeping a string on it, and had it on the tree weighing in at 55@16" :shock: :shock: keep in mind it started out at an 8" brace... so a 6 pounds per inch that should make it about 127 @ 28" :o :o :o needless to say i never brought it to full draw....

First time i ever missed my poundage by 72 pounds. :lol: :lol: :lol:

So i figured i'd trap it and trim it down some.... well that brought her down to about 96 @ 28, but i just don't know anyone that draws that kinda weight, this one would even give old Manny a work out....So i ground on them limbs some more.......NOW i cant keep a string on it.... :lol: :lol: :lol:

i don't know whether i got the patience for these dad burn recurves or not guys....that thing flipped over on me twice now. :shock: That last time it belted me pretty hard too....

i think i gound all the tortional stability right out of these limbs. i think its time to cut my losses and move on here before blood is shed. Them limbs are too thin to hold the weight i've got without any width. the only thing i got left to try is sanding the hell out of the glass. then she'll probably blow up on me... :D

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Re: Well, Hows Everyone Doing??

Postby Kenro » Sat Apr 18, 2009 2:21 pm

Kirkll wrote:i don't know whether i got the patience for these dad burn recurves or not guys....that thing flipped over on me twice now. That last time it belted me pretty hard too....

i think i gound all the tortional stability right out of these limbs. i think its time to cut my losses and move on here before blood is shed.


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Kenro wrote:Kirk, NO WAY, is that sthing keeping a string on it!! You bring that thing to WTT and I'll have to ask everyone to sign a waiver. When we go to weigh it in on friday, Im standing outside while you pull it on the scale


Hmmmm :? Hank does think Im psychic. :lol:

just bustin ya bud. :P But I did infact give that thing about 15-20 minutes buckett time in your photo before I typed that reply. Felt like I was right there with ya. ;)
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Re: Well, Hows Everyone Doing??

Postby Kirkll » Sat Apr 18, 2009 3:48 pm

what's that saying go like? "There's a fine line between being psychic and psychotic, and i believe i just found it.." :lol: the sad part it how much bucket time it took just tio find the line bro....
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Re: Well, Hows Everyone Doing??

Postby kcbrown » Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:45 pm

I just had to show this picture of my WTT bow.
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Re: Well, Hows Everyone Doing??

Postby kcbrown » Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:52 pm

And another,
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Re: Well, Hows Everyone Doing??

Postby Kirkll » Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:35 pm

Brotha KC, that is drop dead georgious! :o :o it looks REAL fast too. :D
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Re: Well, Hows Everyone Doing??

Postby kcbrown » Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:27 am

Speed seems to be OK, I did not get to spend the time on the bow I would have liked to but it is what it is. The birdeye does not deserve the textured finish but it is quick to lay down.
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Re: Well, Hows Everyone Doing??

Postby jwillis » Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:33 am

KC, that's a cool looking fang in the riser.

I got my two WTT specials sprayed yesterday with four coats of T-Bird in between wind gusts and raindrops...lol. I'm bringing them with me in the car. These super narrow bows have sure been a learning experience. They've shown me how taking the profile down to the limit affects draw weight and tiller on this profile...good information to know...you know, take it too far then you know how much to dial it back. It looks like a good approach on narrowing limbs for speed is to narrow them down until it just starts losing reflex...take it too far and it will lose too much. Then add more tip wedge on the next one it order to get it narrower. Just thinking out loud here. I'm sure I'm not the only one who reads this site who thinks about bow design and the way limbs bend all of the time. Jim
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