Assemble your own bow with the DIY Bamboo Composite Bow Kit™ by Mead Longbows, made just for our 2-day bow class (register for the class here).
Some bow making experience will come in handy for this class!
This new design resembles a deflex recurve and the ancient Assyrian style composite bow. It’s smooth, stable, quick pointing, and forgiving. Efficient, well balanced, and quick! Stable, yet still compact! This one-of-a-kind, compact powerhouse will get the job done.
Kit includes all materials needed to build into a solid shooting bow.
- Recurve Everything Model enough to hunt with or target shoot typically around 40-45lbs at full draw (no custom draw weights on kits)
- Zen Recurve Model up to 30lbs pull/draw weight (perfect for a beginner or anyone looking to enjoy primitive archery as a discipline/art form)
Prices are shipped anywhere in the US. Please contact us for international pricing.
Draw length on all bows I make is measured from the back of the bows handle (back being the side that faces away from archer) to inside of the nock of the arrow. All bows are around 54 inches when strung.
All bows are made to be shot left or right-handed.
Do you know how to find your draw length when using a primitive or traditional bow?
You will find if coming from the compound bow it will most likely be much shorter. The most accurate way to figure is to shoot a bow (not a compound bow) with a marked arrow and have either someone watch or video it. The arrow should be marked every inch down to the end of the shaft. Measurements are taken from inside the nock where the string would sit. Using a bow near poundage you would like and comfortably try to shoot it a couple of dozen times being as accurate and consistent as possible in your form. Not paying attention to the marks on the arrow, just shoot the best you can and try to be consistent. Then the video will tell your true draw length. If you do not have a bow then a way to get a ballpark figure is the arm span method. Stand against a wall with arms spread to side have someone measure from middle finger to middle fingertip and divide that by 2.5
Arm span method does not take into account your strength or shooting style. If you need help with this contact me.
These bows are composite, but also of a unique hybrid design and come with a set of rules that I, the bow maker, have set. There are no specific guidelines or standards out there for my bow other than the ones I have created.