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Short curve

PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:16 pm
by tjdeerslayer37
Hey guys, I'm really feeling the itch to get a new bow going. Not that I have any time for projects lol. Anyways, I'm thinking a one piece curve in the 52"-56" range but I have no idea where to start with dimensions. So I guess im looking for some design considerations. Taper rate, riser length, width profile, static or dynamic tips, etc. Even just pics of your short bows are welcome. Please and thanks!

Re: Short curve

PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:22 pm
by Crooked Stic
4nolz is your man here.

Re: Short curve

PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:40 am
by tjdeerslayer37
Crooked Stic wrote:4nolz is your man here.


Good thing I've got a supermag coming in the mail from him then ;)

Re: Short curve

PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 12:44 am
by Gino Bruno
TJ, i'm getting the itch too though in the totally opposite direction (long longbow). can't wait to see what you come up with!

Re: Short curve

PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:44 am
by tjdeerslayer37
Gino Bruno wrote:TJ, i'm getting the itch too though in the totally opposite direction (long longbow). can't wait to see what you come up with!


Better post up some pics when you get to it!

See I've got this set of really pretty waterfall bubinga veneers that some guy sent me ages ago, tucked away and awaiting the perfect opportunity to be put in a bow. This just might be it after a trial run with some black glass and maple. :mrgreen: did I mention I've been shopping for a piece of tulipwood to match them with?

Re: Short curve

PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 1:46 pm
by MOUNTER
I've got an old American Indian 50lb 52inch bow I use for bowfishing... I was really surprised by how nice it shoots for a short bow..

Re: Short curve

PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 6:49 pm
by 4nolz
I'll be hunting until Jan.My form is a cross between a SM and a Browning Cobra.Tighter curves than the 50" Browning50" and less than the SM48". It's hard to hit weight without having more glass than lam.If you get going I have some stacks I can give you.Love short bows.

Re: Short curve

PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 4:30 am
by BEN MAHER
I'm one of the guys who loves the look of short bows but struggle shooting them because of the fact that I generally kinda shit at archery ... :oops:

Look forward to see what you come up with .

Re: Short curve

PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:43 am
by tjdeerslayer37
Yeah I pretty much suck at shooting too lol. Ive been shooting sights on my recurve for about a year now And i feel much more confident. Screw the trad police!

I doodled something up yesterday that would work for a 52" bow but i think ill try it as a 54" first.

Re: Short curve

PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 11:32 pm
by BEN MAHER
tjdeerslayer37 wrote:Yeah I pretty much suck at shooting too lol. Ive been shooting sights on my recurve for about a year now And i feel much more confident. Screw the trad police!

I doodled something up yesterday that would work for a 52" bow but i think ill try it as a 54" first.


Got pins on one of mine too ... but I wear plaid when shooting it and kinda squat so I am okay :lol: