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I am showing off my new HHA Legend Stick.  I am also commenting about my personal experiences with bow length and riser weight.

I received my new custom ordered bow after only 5 weeks!

My HHA Legend Stick is 66 inches long from nock to nock.

It has a 50 lb. draw weight at 28 inches (I have a 28 inch draw length).

It weighs 1lb. plus 1.5 ounces (this includes the added rubber lower limb tip protector and a dental floss wind direction indicator).

It has a caramelized laminated lamboo riser (not natural bamboo).

It has three natural color lamboo limb laminations (not natural bamboo).

It has satin finish black fiberglass (back & belly).

It has a black handle/grip leather wrap plus black leather on the arrow shelf.

It has a straight grip with dimensions 4 and 1/8 inches long x 2 inches deep.  The grip has 5.25 inches circumference.

I set the brace height at 6.5 inches.

I set the string nock 3/8 inches above the arrow shelf (It seems to like this better than ½” or my standard 5/8”).

I am shooting 30 inch 1816 aluminum arrows with three straight 4’’ feathers and a 125 grain point.

 

I have shrunk two full inches to 5’9” plus I have small hands.  I experience no finger pinch at 66 inches or with any of my 64 inch Bear Montana Longbows.  My perception is that my 66” Legend Stick draws just as smoothly as all three of my 70” HHA Tembo Longbows.

 

I love the aesthetic beauty of the cocobolo risers on all three of my HHA Tembo longbows.  I believed the heavier riser wood was conducive for accuracy and a lower felt report (“hand shock”) from the limbs recovering back to brace height after a shot.  I cannot perceive any ability to hold the heavier risers steadier, better accuracy, or lower hand shock from the significantly heavier cocobolo risers as compared to the much lighter in the hand bamboo riser.

 

The Legend Stick is delightfully light to carry and the 66” is noticeably more maneuverable and transportable.

 

In the future I might purchase a 55 lb. draw weight HHA Legend Stick or HHA Tembo.  In either case, I believe that my next HHA bow will be 64”.  I do very much like the light bamboo riser.


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HHA Legend Stick Longbow 50#
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Bear Montana Longbows 30#, 40#, & 50#
Lemonwood Self-Bow Longbow 30#
Ben Pearson Pony Longbow/Semi-Recurve 30# (Purchased New Summer 1966)
Ben Pearson Super Jet Recurve (All Fiberglass) 45# (New Jan. 1970)
Bear Super Kodiak Recurve 55#

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Nice bow!!  The Legend Stick is a good choice.  I like mine, smooth as butter. Enjoy your new bow !!
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looks nice

 I Do 64" but I'm short 5'4"  and a short draw feels snappier  than a 68" for me  

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Pretty sure my next HHA bow will be a legend stick for the light weight, though I'm thinking shelfless and more in the 70" range. I notice a decrease in accuracy and consistency going from my 68" bows down to 66" and esp 64". I like your combo of natural bamboo in the limbs and caramel in the riser, that's a pretty little bow.
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That’s a swell bow you have there!!
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Just a clarification:

I do not believe that the lighter riser has less hand shock, is steadier, or is more accurate.  The laws of physics might dictate otherwise.  Likewise, I do not believe that a 66” bow or 64” bow is smoother or more accurate than a 70” bow.

I shoot at 20 yards or less.  I most often shoot between 8 and 15 yards.  At my height, physique, arm length, strength, health, age, etc.; I cannot “perceive” any noticeable differences between the different weight risers or different limb lengths.  However, I do perceive a very noticeable difference (actually huge difference) in regard to the ease of carrying a lighter riser bow.  It is delightful to carry a light riser bow.  I also perceive some small difference in the maneuverability and transportability of the shorter limb bows.  The shorter bows seem to have some advantages for my particular circumstances.

Since I cannot perceive the “real life” advantages of the heavier risers or longer limbs even though I am reasonably certain they exist while I can perceive the “real life” advantages of the lighter risers and somewhat shorter limbs; I am surprisingly starting to appreciate plus starting to become a fan of light weight risers and limb lengths of 66”or 64” nock to nock.

I suspect that those with different physiques, different sized hands, and shooting at much longer distances might have completely different outcomes.


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Southern Illinois
HHA Legend Stick Longbow 50#
HHA Tembo Longbows 30#, 40# & 45#
Bear Montana Longbows 30#, 40#, & 50#
Lemonwood Self-Bow Longbow 30#
Ben Pearson Pony Longbow/Semi-Recurve 30# (Purchased New Summer 1966)
Ben Pearson Super Jet Recurve (All Fiberglass) 45# (New Jan. 1970)
Bear Super Kodiak Recurve 55#

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