Awaiting for my new 'legend stick' lb from howard hill archery

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Awaiting.....anxiously......for my latest acquisition, a 75# 'legend stick' long bow from Howard Hill archery. I know there isn't much on it to trigger technical discussions, but isn't it a beauty of simplicity? A multi layered bamboo stick, feather light, and with the power of mother nature carbon.
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My custom recurve made by Jim Brackenbury I got in 1989 is also called the Legend.
 

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My custom recurve made by Jim Brackenbury I got in 1989 is also called the Legend.
Another pillar of traditional archery that left us in 1991, his custom recurves were a beauty of wood work. I guess should be this one.

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He made 3 models the Drifter being the least expensive and the legend the higher end. My Legend looks quite a bit different than that.
 

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Beutifull, I have hunted with a longbow for the past 30 years, before that a recurve, I have a custom made 62# Northern Mist Longbow that was made with a Birdseye maple riser, If you get a chance check out his website Northern Mist Longbow
 

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Beutifull, I have hunted with a longbow for the past 30 years, before that a recurve, I have a custom made 62# Northern Mist Longbow that was made with a Birdseye maple riser, If you get a chance check out his website Northern Mist Longbow
Ain't these beautiful? Technology is enticing, but traditional bows are mesmerizing work of art., the soul of the bowyer comes with them.
 
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Well stated, I have a few and they are all works of art that you can use, I still have my dads longbow that was made by Fred Bear when he was working out of his garage it’s a 47#, when hunting Elk out west most of the group are traditional archers but a couple use compounds, I swear their arm were longer from carrying the extra weight of those things, enjoy your bow when it arrives
 

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When I was in my early twenties I went through a phase where all I was interested in was long bows, and people like Howard Hill, Fred Bear, Pope and Young, and a book called The Wichery Of Archery. The simple pleasure of watching a well aimed arrow pass through the air and hit what you are looking at cannot be overstated.
 

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Back in the 60s I had a similar Howard Hill bamboo I believe 82lb. I bought it used, I remember I paid $200.00. I could have bought a model 70 for less. It was stolen in the late 80s. I earned my NFAA master bow hunters award with that bow, how I grieved the loss!
 

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Back in the 60s I had a similar Howard Hill bamboo I believe 82lb. I bought it used, I remember I paid $200.00. I could have bought a model 70 for less. It was stolen in the late 80s. I earned my NFAA master bow hunters award with that bow, how I grieved the loss!
Hopfullly karma bites the thief, or has already bitten
 

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Back in the 60s I had a similar Howard Hill bamboo I believe 82lb. I bought it used, I remember I paid $200.00. I could have bought a model 70 for less. It was stolen in the late 80s. I earned my NFAA master bow hunters award with that bow, how I grieved the loss!
Three models of the HH LB's uses Japanese bamboo as a primary lamination material, the price has gone up but still affordable (about three times the 60's price), as compared to a compound + bits and pieces; and Craig Ekin is a swell guy. This one is all bamboo, handle included.
I won't give them up for anything else, they are a pleasure to shoot even at high poundage, smooth as bay-butt, and feather light, once you familiarize with the straight handle' proper hand positioning. And they get more efficient, and silent as he arrow mass goes up starting from 550-600 grains and above.
 

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Think what it would have been like to have hunted with a legend like Howard Hil!
 

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Howard Hill bows are one of the best buys in the custom bow market. I presently own two, a special edition Black Mamba (60" AMO - 48# at 28" and a Half-Breed t/d 68" AMO 49# @ 28") and have owned many others over the years. As an aside, I wonder if the "Half-Breed" model passes political correctness these days!?!
 

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I have a Black Widow PCH recurve, and shoots really good, a bit heavy, but a very stable platform.
I too have a Black Widow recurve (Golden Anniversary). One-piece bow. 60" - 52# @ 28" A masterpiece of bow making and a great shooter, but they are not inexpensive, either. As in most cases, you get what you pay for.
 

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Hello Guys,

I finally got the Legend Stick yesterday; I must give credit to Craig (Ekin), he promised four weeks delivery, and he shipped in exactly four weeks. I just strung the bow, and exercised few times, however aside from the aesthetic aspect, it is really, and I mean really, feather light, I can barely feel it in my hands.
 
 

 

 

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