And the "Chump Bow Class" thing is just a play on the "Chump Car" racing class we have down this way because the company that made this little 30# wonder back in the 1950's was/is highly thought of as Shakespear/Root/Parabow where this model is a B-3 "Sharpshooter"...
Now this is too damn funny. My Dad built bows but my first one at 2 years old was a solid fiberglass recurve. Have to dig it out its around here some where. But 58 years later I can still him saying "quit dragging the tip!" LMAO
I read this with intrigue as I await arrival of my Shakespeare B-1 45# which will be the only other solid glass shooter I have owned since the Outers/Fleetwood I started with many decades ago !! I can also relate to another meaning for the "chump class " Shaftcaster>-->
had a all glass that I put a regular string on to replace the one that was on it. the original looked like it was made out of panty hose material. the new one was Dacron and jarred my hand. put the pantyhose one back on, was fine. anyone know what that stuff was ?
Ugghhhh.... you are going to make me do this huh???? LOL! I had a green one with a white grip when I was a kid and my dad made me a string for it out of some spool of stuff that looked like leather stitching material. But hey I was a kid and it worked for a while. I gotta pick one up now, I wanna be a "Chumper"!!! LOL! Fun post. Big Mo
Now I have to regret giving my kids fiberglass bow away. It was a Plas Steel? Made in Indiana. They even made adult size all fiberglass glass bows in weights up to 60#. I gave it to a lady that teaches kids archery.
Well it appears I'm not alone in my admiration for the oh so venerable Chump Bow in that I might imagine they take quite a few of us back to the days cut our teeth on just such bows which in turn blessed us with our first ever visions of?...
"The 1st Real Arrows We Ever Loosed"
And here we are many decades later smiling at what we see in these seemingly indestructible and timeless solid glass bows but now armed with the knowledge that they can be just as effective as any other in the hands of a skilled archer.
I have 3.A green Bear,Stemmler,and my favorite the Paul Bunyon. The 45 lb. Paul Bunyon shoots 155 fps at my 27 draw with a 450 gr. arrow. I put a padded loop flemish twist 10 strand D97 FF string on it.Fun bow to shoot.I miss the 50,s and 60,s.Gone for ever as time goes by.
I got this bow last month. Had some dark timber 700’s that I put some 125 fp’s on for it. I can’t believe how flat it shoots. It has a B50 string. I keep bumping up the bh and it’s taking some of the twang out.
This is my first chump bow. Won’t be my last. A lot a Fun.
That's cool Suedog and isn't it amazing how much can be done with so little?...and isn't it cool that these Chump Bows could be left strung in a pickup be it August in Florida or Feb. in Maine or taken bow-fishing in a salt-marsh and still out survive most or all of us?...wow....LOL!