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1986 Bear Challenger Recondition

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1986 Bear Challenger Recondition

Postby rwsbow » Sat Nov 03, 2007 4:03 pm

Decided it was time to redo my Bear Challenger--a limited edition recurve with a 26 i/2 inch riser that was dedicated to the Challenger space shuttle crew..Onazuka and several others were archers.
Will redo the handle in it's original gloss black epoxy and the limbs (originally white) will have to be redone in an ivory color because of the discoloration over the last 21 years.
Will post pictures when I get it finished...will probably take several weeks (still "one-thumbing" it)

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Re: 1986 Bear Challenger Recondition

Postby cst » Sun Nov 04, 2007 7:45 am

Have fun with it Roger. Was that really 21 years ago? Man, I remember that morning clearly I was tying my shoes getting ready to go to school. That sucked. Onazuka was from a different island than I was on but he was pretty much the only astronaught onboard for the state of Hi.
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Re: 1986 Bear Challenger Recondition

Postby PAarcher » Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:31 am

That's cool. I remember sitting in English class in High School when it happened. We watched it on TV for the rest of the class.
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Re: 1986 Bear Challenger Recondition

Postby Feral Donkey » Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:04 pm

Dude, you're old!!! I was in 5th grade and they wheeled in a TV set for us to watch the newscast all day. After about 3 hours of watching it blow up over and over and over and over I asked "Does anyone have any marshmallows?" My teacher, Mrs Bleigh was SO pissed because they lost one of their own and here I was making jokes about it. :lol:

I want to see some pics of that riser in a big way, Roger. Pretty please post some when you feel it's time.
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Re: 1986 Bear Challenger Recondition

Postby rwsbow » Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:54 pm

Will do, FD!
Will be a little while though, only want to do this once..
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Re: 1986 Bear Challenger Recondition

Postby PAarcher » Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:05 pm

Dude, you're old
insert middle finger smiley here

Fast approaching 40!!
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Re: 1986 Bear Challenger Recondition

Postby rwsbow » Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:14 pm

PAarcher wrote:Dude, you're old
insert middle finger smiley here
Fast approaching 40!!


Some of us are even older
(insert 2 {that's TWO} middle finger smileys here) :lol:
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Re: 1986 Bear Challenger Recondition

Postby Feral Donkey » Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:01 pm

I'm fast aproaching my mid 30's and my hair is thinning out. But I'm far from wearing a pastel plad outfit on the golf course in Florida.
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Re: 1986 Bear Challenger Recondition

Postby rwsbow » Wed Nov 14, 2007 12:53 pm

Stripped down and ready for some tender loving care..especially on the limbs..my daughter wil redo the lettering with airbrush stencil that I made..and thinking about "fancy tournament blinb-bling colors instead of original..but kept the bow serial #'s intact (#377). Image
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Re: 1986 Bear Challenger Recondition

Postby rwsbow » Wed Nov 14, 2007 12:55 pm

Another pic.. Image
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