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Up until this point, I've mostly built straight ASLs or mild r/d bows.  However, I got the hankering for a radical r/d hybrid so I got a template from Kenny McKenzie for his forward handle design.  I started this bow a few weeks ago and and finished it all up today.  I was shooting for 50# at 28", but I had some lam slippage during glue up so I need to make the limbs narrower than planned.  It ended up 42#.  I've been shooting the the same arrows I normally shoot out of my ASLs that are ~15# heavier and although I haven't chronographed it, it seems to shoot them the same speed.  Very efficient design that I give Kenny all the credit for.  This is an awesome light weight bow to work on my shooting form.  Here's some pics.


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Great work, John. What length is the new bow?
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I should have mentioned that.  It's 58" and draws wonderfully.  Like I said, Kenny had a great design.



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It looks great! I like the wood combinations you picked out. Do you think it kind a looks like a shrew?
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Darren - Yes, it is similar to a Shrew with the forward handle and radical r/d and short length.
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Hey John nice bow 👍 Going to Baltimore?
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Nice bow John.  You do wonderful work.  Frank
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Kenny is a great guy. I'm proud to call him friend. And you did him proud with your excellent craftsmanship. 
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Thanks guys.

Dan - I'm not sure about Baltimore yet.  That's a busy time for us at work and we're gonna be short staffed this year. I'd certainly like to go, but we'll see.


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That is definitely "faster than a jet" 😂
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Ha good one 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂👍
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I don’t know who Kenny is , but I like the bow.
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James - Kenny has a bow making supply business "Kenny's Custom Archery".  Great quality and good prices.
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Cool bow - nice work.
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Great work!
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