Question 1. Jim, what
is the maximum draw length for each of your different
Answer: Each bow does
have a maximum draw length to which it is smooth
pulling and this is indicated by the force draw
curve tests. A bow will gain roughly 2
1/2# to 3#
per inch of draw as you near your anchor point.
Once a bow starts to gain more than this, you have
maxed it out and you need the next longer bow length.
Here is a chart for each length bow I build and
the maximum draw length for bows drawing up to 60#.
The maximum draw length will decrease as the poundage
goes up and will increase for bows that are 45#
or less due to the limb thickness ratio changing.
Question 2. What is
your current delivery time on a bow if ordered now?
Answer: It will vary
but for the most part, my delivery time is typically
10 to 14 months give or take.
Question 3. What is
the performance difference between the Glass
bow, Chimera and the Carbon Elite?
will be roughly 4
to 5 fps quicker than the glass bow and the
Elite will be about 4 fps quicker than Chimera.
Question 4. Are your
bows cut to center or past center?
Answer: All bows are
cut to center but in the case of a Dymondwood riser
they can be cut slightly deeper upon request.
Question 5. What
kind of limb cores do you use?
come standard with action bamboo cores and the
optional XTL lamination upon request.
Question 6. What is
the XTL Lamination?
XTL stands for (Extreme Torsional Lamination) and serves 3 major
functions in the bow.
- It is designed for the core of the bow
offering substantial torsional
stability causing more efficiency and
- It strengthens the tips of the bow by adding multi directional fiber angles making it extremely difficult for a string to rip down through the limb in the case of a dry fire.
- Adds strength to the whole riser section by stiffening it resulting in less deflection which in turn delivers more energy back to the arrow.