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.