...and that's putting it mildly.To add insult to injury, I have two SBD bow strings on their way.Oddly enough, and I guess I should be thankful, the arrow flew true to its mark.
Yeah, Chuck, I am hoping Santa Turay puts up some new in-stock bows and one of them meets my requirements. Wishful thinking but I also hope the US $ takes a substantial dip, even if it is for a day. LOL.
Never have i seen quite that response, but i have seen my share of breaks. We are putting these things thru wicked stress cycles. A wonder we don't see more breaks. Stil, sorry it happened to you. Sure looks like a glue line let go but there is also the area by the hinge where the lamination itself tore.
A new bow is the order of the day.
Yep, Darren, looks like an epoxy or laminate failure to me as well. My money is on the laminate but a bowyer would know better.
Bisch, this was my first first-hand experience. Poo happens. The bow did sound a bit odd during the past couple of weeks but I assumed I was doing something wrong.
😢 very sad!
Or always sucks when a bow breaks!!!!!!
It may have to do more with the glue than the string or a combination of the two that caused your bow to blow up like it did. I actually prefer D-97 over other string materials because it's a thicker strand string with creep.
All four strings were made from D-97.
What string material were you using before the longbow exploded?
Steve, I am in India and consequently there is no 'season'. Hunting, with very very limited exceptions, was banned in 1972.
I am not sure if Ol' St. Nic will be able to oblige at such short notice. Will just have to make do with my 10# lighter Bear Montana, unless a friend agrees to sell back a similar draw weight ASL back to me.
O3T, you got me chuckling there. LOL.
Darren, the string on the bow was made by the bowyer. This was the fourth and last of the lot I had got from him, along with the bow, in 2012. Since, the bowyer shut down his operations five or six years ago, I ordered similar 12-strand strings from SBD as back-up strings.
There is no sign of the string cutting into the string nock.
Dodger, Many years ago at our local archery range there was this guy that was a dedicated field/target shooter, champion NFAA shooter, that made his own strings. I can't tell you how many limbs exploded on him due to shooting skinny strings. The bows he was shooting ranged from top of the line customs to ILF productions. It wasn't the bows that were the issue, it was the harsh steel like strings cutting into the limb tip. I remember when the skinny string hype started on the internet. I beleive padding the loop end helps but I prefer a thicker string and a string with some creep.I'm sorry to hear this happened but if there's a good side to this, it's you can order an NEW LONGBOW!!!
What does a hacksaw have to do with archer..... oh wait, that’s your... so sorry friend. 😬
That IS a bummer, especially during the season. On the bright side, Xmas is just around the corner 😎