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ASL, Hillstyle longbow with maple limbs

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shortdraw 09-Jan-22
newell38 09-Jan-22
newell38 09-Jan-22
newell38 09-Jan-22
newell38 09-Jan-22
fdp 09-Jan-22
bodymanbowyer 09-Jan-22
newell38 09-Jan-22
MStyles 09-Jan-22
Broadheads&Brass 10-Jan-22
CoyoteJoe 10-Jan-22
Jim 10-Jan-22
Babysaph 10-Jan-22
Altitude Sickness 10-Jan-22
Altitude Sickness 10-Jan-22
fdp 10-Jan-22
Uncle Lijiah 10-Jan-22
newell38 10-Jan-22
newell38 10-Jan-22
newell38 10-Jan-22
Mike E 10-Jan-22
David Mitchell 10-Jan-22
Buckdancer 10-Jan-22
MStyles 10-Jan-22
BenMaher 10-Jan-22
BenMaher 10-Jan-22
MStyles 10-Jan-22
newell38 10-Jan-22
A Tag 10-Jan-22
Montana bowman 10-Jan-22
RonG 10-Jan-22
Wayne Hess 10-Jan-22
Shakey Jake 10-Jan-22
zonic 12-Jan-22
Hatrick 13-Jan-22
NBK 13-Jan-22
zonic 15-Jan-22
shade mt 16-Jan-22
tradmt 16-Jan-22
From: shortdraw
Date: 09-Jan-22




Anybody have an ASL with maple limb cores? How do you like them? Some pictures would be great

From: newell38 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 09-Jan-22

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Got this maple lam hill from Craig ekin yesterday

From: newell38 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 09-Jan-22

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Here is an all maple “American” Steve Turay made me a few years back.

From: newell38 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 09-Jan-22

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Here is a maple lam Tim Meigs longbow I had not too long ago.

From: newell38 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 09-Jan-22

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Here is a maple lam Tim Meigs longbow I had not too long ago.

From: fdp
Date: 09-Jan-22




No pictures but I've owned several.

I'm not one that believes corewood makes that much difference.

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 09-Jan-22




Maple is my favorite core wood. JF

From: newell38 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 09-Jan-22




I agree with Frank. The glass and the design is the real hero in the equation.

From: MStyles
Date: 09-Jan-22




I was completely sold on Maple lams in bows That changed after I shot a bamboo laminated ASL. I can’t say one way or the other a far as performance goes, but they feel much smoother to me on the draw.

From: Broadheads&Brass Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Jan-22




Most people even myself don't shoot well enough to know any type of difference in the cores in the bow. Just because I have bamboo core isn't going to make me shoot any better than if I had a maple core. Or you get the guys who want the ASL's to have speed, If you wanted a bow to shoot fast put down the longbow and shoot a compound.

From: CoyoteJoe
Date: 10-Jan-22




Beautiful Hill bow!

From: Jim Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Jan-22




I agree with Justin Newell about maple cores and I have an ash core on my Shelton that is incredible.

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 10-Jan-22




I’m convinced you can make a bow without cores. Just glass

From: Altitude Sickness
Date: 10-Jan-22




Earl Hoyt said the same thing many years ago. And he tried foam between the limbs. And it worked but the inferior foam didn’t hold the glue. Just like everyone else on here. I had an all fiberglass Bear “ASL” as a kid. They don’t look good without wood but will work fine.

From: Altitude Sickness
Date: 10-Jan-22




I guess my fiberglass bears were recurves. I can’t remember the brand of ASL style long bow my fiberglass kids bow was all I remember is, it was yellow

From: fdp
Date: 10-Jan-22




The Ferret recurve had solid glass limbs.

From: Uncle Lijiah
Date: 10-Jan-22




I seem to recall that in the old (1970s perhaps) Howard Hill Archery catalog, they offered a model with maple lams called the "Mountain Man".

From: newell38 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Jan-22

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From: newell38 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Jan-22

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From: newell38 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Jan-22

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From: Mike E
Date: 10-Jan-22




Didn't Louie Armbruster use Maple?

From: David Mitchell
Date: 10-Jan-22




Beautiful bows Newell38.

From: Buckdancer
Date: 10-Jan-22




You’re just a show off justin ??????????

From: MStyles
Date: 10-Jan-22




That Mountain Man is a beauty bow.

From: BenMaher
Date: 10-Jan-22




Yeah , that ‘Mountain Man ‘ is crazy nice .

Jim Belcher built new a Union Jack that was grey dyed maple. Great shooter

From: BenMaher
Date: 10-Jan-22




Yeah , that ‘Mountain Man ‘ is crazy nice .

Jim Belcher built new a Union Jack that was grey dyed maple. Great shooter

From: MStyles
Date: 10-Jan-22




If Justin gets a new bow, we all get to see It. Works for me.

From: newell38 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Jan-22




There are even more pics on traditionalarcherysociety.com in the Howard hill longbowmen category! Maple is a great core wood. I just got done shooting this bow and it really is something….I’m very particular too

From: A Tag
Date: 10-Jan-22




I bet Craig takes few more orders today for a mountain man.

From: Montana bowman
Date: 10-Jan-22

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Love them maples!

From: RonG
Date: 10-Jan-22




Justin them are some mighty fine bows there.

From: Wayne Hess
Date: 10-Jan-22




Justin is a collector, nice

From: Shakey Jake
Date: 10-Jan-22




All nice bows

From: zonic
Date: 12-Jan-22

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American with Maple lams I just acquired.

From: Hatrick Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Jan-22

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Zonic, bet that bow shoots great eh. Here's a TD American with maple lams. Best ASL I've ever shot.

From: NBK
Date: 13-Jan-22




Hatrick, thats a sweet bow. Always wanted to try an American.

I had a Newwood string follow ASL with maple cores. I'm with the group that can't shoot the difference. However, I do think that some ASLs with extremely trapped limbs (i.e. JD Berrys) the core material plays more of a role. In a standard rectangular cross section, not so much.

From: zonic
Date: 15-Jan-22




Yeah Hatrick, not sure if it's the name on the bow or the Maple lams but it sure does zip an arrow. I love it.

From: shade mt
Date: 16-Jan-22




Hard maple is the blue collar worker of bow wood...nothing fancy, down to earth, economical, and tough.

It's been the go to wood of most of our production bows....day in day out, fads come and go.....but maple remains.

Lately I've been playing with black locust, and elm...two other bow woods that are what I consider "down to earth"...bow woods.

Nothing wrong with maple.

From: tradmt
Date: 16-Jan-22




Looks sharp!

Does bamboo add a little speed?





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