I'll have to post a recent purchase, a 1965 Shakesphere recurve wonderbow. This one is more show than go but I will string it up once to see how it shoots. This bow is virtually mint condition. While I can't shoot much weight anymore I still enjoy collecting them. I recently sold a couple of recurves to be able to replace them with higher end bows. I'm trying to win a Bear zebra wood bow but the bidding is getting pretty high. This is one bow I've wanted to add for a few years now as they probably are the best looking bow ever made. They are also in high demand and pull pretty good money for collector grades. Anyone else collect/shoot recurve bows?
My dad and both my uncles all went from compound to recurve about ten years ago and one uncle now makes sweet recurves and long bows and my dad was making nice wooden arrows for a while. Biggest thing I always hear from them looking at used bows is always look for limb twisting.
Won the Bear grizzly with zebra wood riser. Looking forward to getting this one! I think I'm done for this year on the recurve bow purchases. I sold two and purchased two and up-graded to nicer ones. That was the plan.
Modern recurves use very sophisticated technologies and materials that are improved upon every year. The limbs are usually manufactured from layer upon layer of fiberglass or carbon piled on top of a carbon foam or wood core.