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Offline DanaM

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Bamboo Dragon By James Parker
« on: January 19, 2009, 03:59:21 pm »
I work a trade out with James for this bow, gotta be my best trade to date :) Anyone who hasn't shot one of James' bows just
don't know what their missing. His craftsmanship and attention to details is just incredible. This is by far the best shooting bow
I have ever shot. Shoots fast, hard and is a pleasure to shoot. I shot every arrow in my quiver through it and all of them shot well,
they ranged from rivercane, tonkin, spruce, hardwood shoots and even carbons. I am impressed to say the least.
Thank you for the trade James and we will talk next fall about our next trade ;) :)

About the bow:

66" NTN 49#@26"
Bamboo back and carmelized bamboo belly, black walnut riser,cherry ,blonde mohaghany lams
paduke and horn tip overlays
rattan wrapped handle

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Re: Bamboo Dragon By James Parker
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2009, 04:00:06 pm »
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Re: Bamboo Dragon By James Parker
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2009, 04:09:03 pm »
Nice Bow Dana....I wish I had the Time to get into Laminated Bows....or the Room!!! That looks like an Awesome Shooter...take it to Twin Oaks....so I can shoot Her!!
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Re: Bamboo Dragon By James Parker
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2009, 04:10:56 pm »
Thanks Mike but yer gonna be busy in the cage dodging dem blunts ;) :D

I will be bringing it :)
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Re: Bamboo Dragon By James Parker
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2009, 04:13:43 pm »
 Is that a hinge just above the handle? ??? ;D  Only kidding. Great looking bow and I know from experiance how good they shoot.
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Re: Bamboo Dragon By James Parker
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2009, 04:33:22 pm »
Yeah, James' bows are in a class all by themselves, that boy is gonna fool around and learn how to make a shooter one of these days if he isn't careful.....;D
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Re: Bamboo Dragon By James Parker
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2009, 04:52:36 pm »
I've shot many of James' bows and everyone has impressed me. You are a lucky Yooper!   
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Re: Bamboo Dragon By James Parker
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2009, 04:57:58 pm »
Yup I'm a lucky Yooper and I bet I'm the only Yooper with one of James' bows ;D

Hmmm maybe I can be his northern sales rep :)
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Re: Bamboo Dragon By James Parker
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2009, 04:58:42 pm »
Might have to give that one a try myself.  :)  You lucky yooper :)
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Re: Bamboo Dragon By James Parker
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2009, 05:45:45 pm »
Wow that is some serious laminating. Looks great.

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Re: Bamboo Dragon By James Parker
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2009, 06:10:43 pm »
Damn... that is bow porn!! What a beauty.

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Re: Bamboo Dragon By James Parker
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2009, 06:30:00 pm »
Nice bow Dana.  ;D What did you have to trade for that your first born child?  ::)

James, do you make your own laminations or do you buy the tapered lams?
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Re: Bamboo Dragon By James Parker
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2009, 07:25:47 pm »
Ryano I tarded a whole big box of.....  ;D
I do believe he does all his own lams  :)

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Re: Bamboo Dragon By James Parker
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2009, 07:46:03 pm »
 I believe Jame's bows are tillered before glue-up because of his tapers.
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Re: Bamboo Dragon By James Parker
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2009, 08:48:32 pm »
thanks fellows,you guys are too much,its only sticks glued together.but your compliments are greatly appreciated.ryano all of my bows are made from scratch.from the boo ,riser and lams,i will be glueing one of these up  with the wedge technique,at the tenn classic,if pappy will let me. maybe someone there could take pics and it could be put on the build along section.if anyone is intrested in attending the  free workshop,make a point to stop by my booth and let me know...thanks  everyone