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thumper

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Reply with quote  #26 
I just received a Dave Johnson Longbow the other day. It has cedar lams and a Myrtle riser. It feels noticeably lighter than all my other bows.

Those bows are NM American with bamboo cores, and a NM Superior with elm cores, and a Howard Hill Wesley Special with bamboo cores and a Cocobolo riser. It's the heaviest by a good bit.

Sorry for not having numbers, just was surprised at the difference and thought id share. Thanks to those who shared their info! Always like to read stuff like this.
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The heaviest felt weight ASL I had was a Zebra Wareagle
Purple Heart wood and elm,,,stable shot well a quality stick but it weighed as much as a 3pc

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Interesting insight!

I suppose that I have subconsciously been aware of this without previously forming a conscious awareness.

I was always well aware of both holding up the heft weight of the bow plus simultaneously holding the draw weight of the bow while shooting recurves and compound bows in the past.  I only really perceive holding the draw weight alone while shooting an ASL.



I'm in total agreement with y'all. An ASL in the hand is barely perceptible. It doesn't feel like I'm holding anything up, other than my arm, when I draw an arrow to shoot. I can't say the same of my recurves, and my Mathews LX compound probably weighs 4 pounds. It'll make your arm tired shooting a 30 target 3D range. That's just one of the reasons, among others, that I stopped shooting the compound; too heavy, and too easy!


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Dave Johnson longbow #53@26” - 66” AMO with Dacron string - 16oz.
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My most shot Hill style is a Howatt stick.  I've never weighted it but it was listed at 12 OZ from Howatt.  You don't even know your carrying it.
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18 - 19 oz, on a scale.
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I did too !

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My newest ASL is a 64” length 45#@28” draw weight Howard Hill Archery Legend Stick (bamboo limb lams and a bamboo riser).  Completely set up and ready to shoot with string, brass nock-set, bottom limb tip protector, and a taped to the belly dental floss wind direction indicator; this bow weighs exactly 16 ounces even.

I love this bow.  This bow has become my all-time favorite “go-to” bow.


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HHA Legend Stick Longbows 45#, 50# & 53#
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Ben Pearson Pony Longbow/Semi-Recurve 30# (Purchased New Summer 1966)
Ben Pearson Super Jet Recurve (All Fiberglass) 45# (New Jan. 1970)
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