My friend Cody from The Trad Lab had the opportunity to process the new Impala Express by JavaMan Archery.
This version of the Impala has redesigned limbs which give it an improved feel and performance. I this longbow is not IFAA legal but it is WA and IBO legal.
What you can not see in the graphs is the shootability of this bow. The express shoots very well, good enough that I sold my inventory and requested a spot on the Java Man build list. When I get one I and can keep it I will run it through several 300 rounds.
I am very happy to see the technology and design improvements in the longbow space.
Note: The speed comparison across brand is getting very close. To verify that I was producing accurate and repeatable numbers I performed a replication of the performance test. I took measures on two different days taking down my chronographs and shooting machine and setting them back up with a light meter. The day over day variation was less than 1 fps. I am very confident in the numbers.
TRADITIONAL BOWHUNTER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Farmland Conservation Club, Winchester, Indiana
PUBLIC LAND HUNTER
John Schulz Straight Shooting and Bowhunting Graduate