Traditional Korean Bows Added to the Family!

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SoulArcher
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Traditional Korean Bows Added to the Family!

#1 Post by SoulArcher » Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:51 am

Hi fellow Traditional Bow users!

I am proud to announce the latest addition to the Soul Archer stock.
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They are named Hwarang bows and are born in South Korea.

Shooting them is absolutely beautiful for a Traditional bow. Virtually no hand shock, no stack and great speeds.

It is created using several layers of bamboo lamination and finished with fiber glass. The belly is covered with a black paper pulp lamination which replicates the look the horn would have given the ancient korean bows.

It also has a layer of carbon which is what makes it have that beautiful arrow speed. The wood look on the outer belly is given by paper thin layers of birch bark to make it look like layered wood typical from the area. These characteristics make the bow only weigh 320 grams and is a mere 120 cm long when strung!

I have just finished some Chronograph speed test and am very happy with the speed the arrows were coming out at.

Speed test are compared to some other bows I have:

Saluki Damascus 39 pounds at 30 inches 400 spine arrows 100 gram heads
176 FPS

Hwarang Korean bow 38 pounds at 30 inches 400 spine arrows 100 gram heads
173 FPS

Istvan Toth Krim Tatar 48 pounds at 30 inches 400 spine arrows 100 gram heads
179 FPS

It is a great bow to shoot and sits at only $550 instead of the $1200 of the Saluki and $700 for the Grozers.

For more information or if you would like one please let me know as there are a few available.

Weights available are 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 pounds.

Thank you all!
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Mattia Fracassini
http://www.traditional-archery.com.au
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Re: Traditional Korean Bows Added to the Family!

#2 Post by Guy Layton » Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:11 pm

Looks like a nice looking bow... :biggrin:
The broadhead used, regardless of how sharp, is no where as important as being able to place it in the correct spot....!

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Re: Traditional Korean Bows Added to the Family!

#3 Post by greybeard » Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:41 am

What type of arrows were used in the comparison tests?

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Re: Traditional Korean Bows Added to the Family!

#4 Post by SoulArcher » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:44 am

Sorry I forgot to say they were carbon arrows. Spine and weight of tips is in the post.
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