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Re: results!

PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:54 pm
by Kirkll
I haven't been ignoring the board here guys and girls...Had a bit of a time getting home. Seems that big storm that decided to swamp Milwaulkie Wi hit about the same time i was suposed to get on a plane... It took me two days getting home. :shock: Then I spent 14 hours slopping around in the mud on a stupid concrete job today..... Nice way to top off my jet lag. :lol:

It's hard to put into words exactly how much this event meant to me. This was so much more than a very accurate testing of our bows. this was a gathering of down right good folks here! Seeing the performance increases, and shear beauty of these bows first hand was a honor. The group efforts on this site in sharing their trade secrets for the betterment of the finished product has paid off nicely i would say....Meeting my fellow bowyers and family members was excellent!

My sincere thanks to Kenro and Lynro for your hospitality. i loved your place in the country. :D

The amount of effort put into the accuracy of testing all these bows was nothing short of incredible. The wee hours of the morning were seen Friday night as Jim, Ken, and Marc worked their buns off doing draw force charts on each and every bow, and taking taking photo's as they went....these guys need an extra portion of thanks from all of us here. the extra mile was ran willingly, and was nicely done.

Speacial thanks to our camera man Ben. This guy really went all out here and has some nice equiptment.

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Besides the testing of bows, this whole gathering was a lot of good food, good people, and a lot fun! Aaron knocked himself out on roasting the yard birds
with the help of Hanks steady hand here...


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There was string building techniques shared, shooting lessons, and lots of stories being swapped.... i've got a bunch more photos and some of those to share with all coming up, but this kid need some Zzzzzz's right now.....Kirk

Hey TJ....you better be glad i couldn't get that sasquatch to hold a string at a 6" brace. :lol: :lol: :lol: btw....She didn't catch up to your 197 with a lighter string at 7.25"....

Re: results!

PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:20 am
by BullMtnArchery
Hey Kirk,
Glad you made it back safe and sound. A Big Congrats on the perfomance of your bows. Outstanding, especially for a Oregon boy :twisted: That TD Sasquatch turned out awesome.
Those are some nice pics. Look forward to seeing more. If I am not mistaking, I think that is JWillis picking TJ's brain and taking notes 8-)

Get some rest. Talk to you later in the week. I have some coffee for ya, I will get it out in the mail in the next couple days.... Brock

Re: results!

PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:18 am
by Hornseeker
Gino, Ken posted that number down a page or so... it was like 199, 199, 198 I think...

he also did my bow and it was only 194 :cry: However...I am happy because I will be using that bow and those limbs for my hunting bow this year!!! and probably at about 9 1/2 gpp!

:mrgreen:

Re: results!

PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:34 am
by kcbrown
Kirk, good to hear you make it home safe, we was beginning to worry about you. You kicked some butt for the first time out. Same way with TJ. It was another great learning opportunity for sure.

Re: results!

PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 7:30 am
by jwillis
Nice pics Kirk! It was good to meet you and I'm glad you're home safe and recovering. Jim

Re: results!

PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 11:28 am
by Kirkll
Anyone else come down sick after the event? FD said he got the crud pretty bad....

I got a bug that hit me bad tuesday night....i worked the last 2 days anyway, but i'm coughing up green shit and got rumble guts going too...i'm talking farts that would peel paint at 20 yards.... makes me want to go down town and ride the bank elevators.... Now THAT"S good sport. :D

Just thought i'd ask... with this swine flu thing going right now, its got me concerned some.....Kirk

Re: results!

PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 11:31 am
by Carbon Caster
Kirk,

If you kissed FD, you better start building a custom casket for yourself. :twisted:

Re: results!

PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 7:29 pm
by Kenro
Kinda weird you guys mention getting a little under the weather this past week. I been chitten like a goose. I been afraid to fart for fear my separator might not be working. :oops:

Re: results!

PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 10:01 pm
by Kirkll
yup Ken, i got that going too. running out of Kybo tape right now would be a bad scene for sure.. :o

Re: results!

PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 11:57 am
by Fuzzy Dog
From what you guys say about the about of rum FD put away, he had to be the most germ, virus and other vermin free guy there. :D

Kirk, great new avatar.

Hope all you guys are feeling better soon.