5 different CORE WOODS are offered.
These cores provide the best in performance and durability.
(1) TONKIN BAMBOO
Tonkin bamboo has excellent speed and is very smooth drawing.
(2) BAMBOO ACTIONWOOD (also called Actionboo)
Less expensive than the above bamboo's but just as good. It's greatest attribute, it has no weak points. This is due to the random spreading of the natural bamboo nodes over the length of the actionboo laminations.
(3) BLACK or HONEY LOCUST
This is a great inexpensive core wood, has higher modulus of elasticity (stiffer) than maple.
It's smooth with good speed, very little hand shock and a very good core wood choice.
(4) HARD ROCK MAPLE
It's excellent in cast and a economically priced wood. Has been used for years and many people swear by it. Has a little harsher draw than the bamboo choices. The difference is very subtle and it's still a good core wood choice.
(5) Other Choices
If you have a favorite bow wood that is not listed here that does not mean we do not offer it. We will build a bow with any wood that will make a good, safe bow. Contact us if you are interested or have any questions.
TWO MODELS TO CHOOSE
The Renegade Spirit I is a traditional looking longbow with laminations terminating above and below the grip on the belly side. The riser section is 18 inches long. The Spirit I is available lengths of in 62,64 and 66 inches.
The Renegade Sprit II is a more modern longbow design. The riser section is 20 inches long and the lamination runs from tip to tip creating a much stronger bow. The working limbs are also shorter due to the longer riser, this increases the performance a little over the Spirit I model. The Spirit II is available in lengths of 62 and 64 inches.
The model you choose is a matter of personal taste, you can't really go wrong with either. The pictures below show both the Spirit I and Spirit II, with the Spirit I on top.
If you have any questions e-mail or give us a call (the number is listed at the top of this page)
The top bow is the Spirit I, bottom is the Spirit II. This image shows the reflex/deflex design of my longbows. They have no hand shock and are among the fastest longbows out there today.
The top bow is the Spirit I, bottom is the Spirit II. The Spirit I riser is shown with the optional pin strip, a $25.00 option. The Spirit II riser is more massive and makes for a very stable bow to shoot. It is also 2 inches longer, making the working area of the limbs shorter. This gives it a little better speed over the Spirit I.
NEW DOUBLE SWOOP RISER
The above picture is our new double swoop riser option available on the Spirit I only. The double swoop can be made with any combination of contrasting riser woods, a $45.00 option.
The Spirit I and Spirit II are shown here strung.
All Renegade bows come with Macarta tip overlays. This material is the toughest available for tips and can handle any FF string.