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Offline Marc St Louis

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Bamboo backed Ipe
« on: May 22, 2019, 04:12:00 pm »
This is a Bamboo backed Ipe, not something I have used very often, and it's another bow I started a year ago then put aside, had this one pretty well tillered out.  I pulled it down from the rack it was in a couple months ago and finished it up a few weeks ago.  It's 62" long overall and pulls 55# @ 28".  It has kept 50% of the reflex I glued in.  I shot it quite a bit after I finished it and it is fast, for an RD bow.  I kind of like this one

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Re: Bamboo backed Ipe
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2019, 04:42:41 pm »
Marc, that is fantastic. 
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Offline upstatenybowyer

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Re: Bamboo backed Ipe
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2019, 04:52:32 pm »
Now that's a bow. It's stunningly beautiful Marc. It sure does look fast, and that bend!!!
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Re: Bamboo backed Ipe
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2019, 06:51:51 pm »
Very nice as always !what did you use for the green ?I have a hard time getting anykind of dy to obsorb with bamboo.thxs
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Re: Bamboo backed Ipe
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2019, 07:06:41 pm »
Very nice Marc :D another one for me to study ;)
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Re: Bamboo backed Ipe
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2019, 07:32:01 pm »
I like it to Marc. Such a beautiful bend. You really really do an awesome job tillering a bow.
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Re: Bamboo backed Ipe
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2019, 10:00:35 pm »
Truly gorgeous, Marc. I always enjoy looking at your work.

Wish I lived in the US so I could simply look at one of your bows with my own eyes - never mind shooting one.
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Offline Woodely

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Re: Bamboo backed Ipe
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2019, 11:05:13 pm »
Wow 55# ya didn't wreck your shoulder did you...
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Re: Bamboo backed Ipe
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2019, 12:05:20 am »
Big Fish  )F(

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Re: Bamboo backed Ipe
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2019, 12:29:13 am »
Sweet really pretty bow. :)
I just made a Boo/Yew Ipe 50# ELB, I was surprised it took more set than a V similar Boo Yew both made for a flight shoot so I could choose the best one to take.... the boo Yew was best which surprised me  :o
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Re: Bamboo backed Ipe
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2019, 04:29:19 am »
Beautiful bow Marc. :)
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Re: Bamboo backed Ipe
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2019, 05:02:17 am »
Beautiful bow and I bet it is fast. In my opinion ipe and good boo are a great combination. BB/ipe rd's are always my fastest bows

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Re: Bamboo backed Ipe
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2019, 05:27:08 am »
Thanks guys

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Re: Bamboo backed Ipe
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2019, 07:33:59 am »
Very nice!
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Re: Bamboo backed Ipe
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2019, 07:35:04 am »
 Some bows just look fast. That looks like a burner.