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Offline DC

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Boo Yew RD
« on: July 20, 2020, 05:36:04 pm »
After years of trying I did it. My Boo Yew 65" ntn, 1 3/8" wide at the fades. 1" wide at 22", 3/8" tips. It had 6 1/8" of reflex when I took it off the caul and has 5 1/2" reflex now. Weighs 422 grams. 40#@28". When I started testing it, it shot 202-203 @10gpp. Then I shot it every other day, I guess. About 150 shots so far. In that time I was putting on coats of tung oil and drying it in the sun. It must have liked the heat. Yesterday it shot 210 and today was 208 every time I tested it. That will probably drop back with wetter weather. But it's solidly in the 200's and that was my goal. It held the reflex better in the bottom limb so it looks a little wonky. Sorry for some of the blurry pics.

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Offline mmattockx

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Re: Boo Yew RD
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2020, 06:04:43 pm »
Sweet bow and congrats on the 200+ club. What is the handle/riser wood?


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Re: Boo Yew RD
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2020, 06:15:45 pm »
Thank you and Yew :D

Offline Rākau

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Re: Boo Yew RD
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2020, 07:07:25 pm »
 Congrats DC, that is an awesome achievement, I hope this doesn't mean we will lose your valuable input on here, your questions and the discussions they generate are an asset to this forum.

Offline Will B

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Re: Boo Yew RD
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2020, 08:03:16 pm »
That is a beautiful bow. I love the recurves and the full draw is awesome!  Congrats on reaching your goal. Very impressive!

Offline willie

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Re: Boo Yew RD
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2020, 09:57:26 pm »
Congrats DC, that is an awesome achievement, I hope this doesn't mean we will lose your valuable input on here, your questions and the discussions they generate are an asset to this forum.

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my guess is DC is   -C-   up a new project as we speak.

Offline DC

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Re: Boo Yew RD
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2020, 10:32:54 pm »
The next one is about 195. I kind of messed up and had to put on a belly patch. I do that a lot :( :(

Offline Tuomo

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Re: Boo Yew RD
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2020, 01:07:26 am »
Very nice!

What is brace height, measured from belly? And how thick the handle is? Would it be possible to get draw force measurements as a numerical table? I would like to make some calculations, for example efficiency. And, if possible, please measure the speed with light and heavy arrows too, for virtual mass calculations. How much the bow took set? What is difference in reflex with just un-braced and rested bow? Did you shoot with machine or finger release? Could you make "bow profile table", so measure reflex measured from the back of bow one or two inch intervals? And what is the mass of bow? What string, mass and strand count?

What chrono, measured in artificial or natural sun light?

I do not doubt your results, quite the opposite. You know what you do, the bow is just great and it has very good draw force curve. I just want to calculate some numerical values to support your results. As far I know, this is the first "200+ fps with 10 grain per lbs arrow and 28 inch draw" with any kind of natural material bow, so it should be documented well.

And this bow deserves better photos...

Thank you and congratulations!

Offline lonbow

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Re: Boo Yew RD
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2020, 04:18:58 am »
Thatīs really awesome! Congratulations! Did you heat treat the yew before gluing the boo backing on it?

Offline Hilongbow

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« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2020, 04:25:51 am »
Congratulations! I've been following your journey for a while and it is very exciting to see you finally reach your goal. Keep at it!

Offline sleek

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Re: Boo Yew RD
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2020, 04:49:23 am »
DC, thats quite impressive. A beautiful bow as well :) Congratulations!
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Offline Tommy D

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Re: Boo Yew RD
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2020, 05:41:31 am »
Beautiful bow. Would you use it as a hunting bow? Is it nice to shoot?

Offline PaSteve

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Re: Boo Yew RD
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2020, 07:12:11 am »
Congrats DC. You put the time in, worked meticulously, and achieved your goal. Well done.
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