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Some impressive datter...

Postby Stykshooter » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:04 pm

Not too bad a day around here today. Spent the morning pulling tree stands and then decided to play with the chrono a bit this afternoon. I received that Whippenstick Classic from Ken a couple of weeks ago and although it seemed to be quite a bit faster than my other longbows, that was just my impression. No empirical data. I figured today was as good as any to find out for sure. Obviously, speed is not the most important thing in a bow hunting set up to me, or I wouldn't be shooting a straight “D” shaped bow and wooden arrows that weigh about a ½ pound each. Still nice to know these things though.

My Howard Hill Big Five pulls 64 pounds at my draw length (yes, I do have a clicker mounted on all of my bows). With a heavy Surewood shaft and 160 grain point it consistently shoots 158-159 f.p.s. Not bad for a 680 grain arrow! I have chronographed it several times and then did so again just for confirmation today. My Halfbreed is a little lighter. About 61 pounds at my draw length but still tosses that same Surewood arrow at 157-158 f.p.s.

The Whippenstick is marked 58 @ 28” and is about 61, maybe 62 pounds at my 29” draw. I shot a total of ten arrows across the chronograph with it today, using the same 680 grain Surewood. I had a low of 161 and a high of 201 (WTF!!! THAT'S what I'm talking about!!), but 8 of the ten arrows went across the screens at 167-168 f.p.s. That is pretty dang impressive to me. Shooting that heavy of an arrow at a respectable speed and at 8-10 f.p.s. faster than my Hills to boot.

Now, both of my Hills are 68” and the Whippenstick is 66”, don't know how that affects anything and I have an endless loop string on the Whippenstick and flemish on the Hills. Other than that they are pretty much identical “D” shaped longbows other than the guy who built them. I suspect that some of the speed difference is a result of the dainty little limb tips that Ken puts on his bow compared to the block y ones on my Hills.

Gotta say... this little bow is starting to grow on me.....
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Re: Some impressive datter...

Postby jeffhalfrack » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:30 pm

Wow!!! did you try a lighter carbon for kicks??? wouldn't that be cool at the club you shoot your hunting arrow first through the crono then one of those tooth pick arrows the cool kids shoot and shoot over 200fps :D JeffW
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Re: Some impressive datter...

Postby BEN MAHER » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:28 pm

Ken's bow , in terms of staright limbs bows is spitting 'em out eh !
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Re: Some impressive datter...

Postby Stykshooter » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:48 pm

Ken's bow , in terms of staright limbs bows is spitting 'em out eh !


Personally, yeah, I would have to say so. 165-170 f.p.s. isn't screaming by any strectch but when you figure you are shooting an arrow that is right at 11 grains per pound, yeah that's pretty impressive. By comparison, my Titans with BF Extreme limbs shooting arrows that are exactly 10 grains per pound shoot high 180's to low 190's. 20 f.p.s. more but that is from a recurve that is shooting carbon foam limbs.

I would have to say that Ken done good.
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Re: Some impressive datter...

Postby PAarcher » Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:46 pm

Ken's bows are awesome. Make sure you bring it to Baltimore.
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