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Hickory Backing
 
3.9

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate (5)
  • Durable (5)
  • Easy to handle (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practice (4)
  • Competition (3)
  • Hunting (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome Product!!!

I have ordered about 10 of these in the past year. All of them have made wonderful bows. I glue them on right out of the package and sand them down to a...Read complete review

I have ordered about 10 of these in the past year. All of them have made wonderful bows. I glue them on right out of the package and sand them down to a finish. I have never recieved one that I was not able to glue right on out of the package. The performance is outstanding. Makes all the bows I make durable and reliable. Wonderful product for the price.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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I have built six (successful) self bows so far with 3 of them having a hickory backing. This was my second backing strip from 3Rivers. I was entirely satisfied with the first one...Read complete review

I have built six (successful) self bows so far with 3 of them having a hickory backing. This was my second backing strip from 3Rivers. I was entirely satisfied with the first one (along with everything else I have ordered) and the resulting longbow and so had no qualms about ordering another one.
When I received the second strip I immediately noted what appeared to be a friction burn about 1/2" wide completely across the strip and about 3" from one end. I emailed (with attached pics) Customer Service that day and and the next day called and spoke with a polite young man who explained that I could return it and get another one although I would be responsible for shipping as he (and his supervisor) thought that the burn would not affect the integrity of the bow.
I was rather disappointed in their answer as it was me, not them, who was the customer and was the one supposed to receive "100% satisfaction guaranteed". I am reluctant to put the work required into making a bow with something clearly less than the best quality material available. I was surprised, moreover, that the backing strip made it through 3Rivers quality control process.
This experience has made me reluctant to order further products from 3Rivers that I can not obtain elsewhere even if the price is higher.

Reviewed by 11 customers

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1.0

Not for a beginner. And over priced for a master.

By 

from Berlin, NH

About Me Recreational Archer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

  • Inaccurate
  • Poor Construction

Best Uses

    Comments about Hickory Backing:

    I just received this to use on a bow I've been commissioned to make. Sadly, it's less than ideal. The grain was ok, but the front has two massive table saw gouges in it. Then, when I checked the back, I saw that it had been planned, but very badly. It appears the machine used is not adjusted well, and the person who did it sped up considerably half way through. It was in no way ready to glue.

    I see that some have gotten good ones. I just wish the one and only one I bought was. Between sanding the table saw gouges and re-planing it, I'll lose half the thickness.

    If I didn't have a planer, I'd be screwed. Which makes me think this wouldn't be great for someone just starting out.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Exactly what it said it was

    By 

    from Ft washington PA

    About Me Recreational Archer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Easy To Handle

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Hickory Backing:

        I used it right out of the box without problems. I would have liked it to be a bit longer (76") as I was making an English style longbow. I made my first successful bow with this product. The backing is so strong that the bow ended up at 50# instead of the 35-40# I was planning.

        Service and delivery comments:

        3 rivers delivery is always prompt and well wrapped.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        I would buy this again

        By 

        from Alabama

        About Me Recreational Archer

        Pros

        • Straight Grain No Knots

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • All Weather
        • Competition
        • Good Weather
        • Hunting
        • Practice
        • Reenactment

        Comments about Hickory Backing:

        Good piece of wood, usable right from the box. Straight, even grain. My only remark is it could use a little rough sanding - the saw marks were still visible but this just gives it a good surface to glue to.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        hickory backing for bows

        By 

        from australia

        About Me Recreational Archer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Durable
        • Easy To Draw
        • Easy To Handle

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Competition
          • Practice
          • Reenactment

          Comments about Hickory Backing:

          this is best used as a lamination with other wood such as cheery or ash.
          it will make a bow that is very durable and easy to draw with a draw of any were from 25 lb to 80 lb.

          cheers and happy shooting.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Spot on Quality

          By 

          from Chetwynd, B.C.

          About Me Recreational Archer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Competition
            • Hunting
            • Practice

            Comments about Hickory Backing:

            Used this for the backing on my 48 inch recurve bow, extremely snappy,and produced good speed

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome Product!!!

            By 

            from San Marcos, TX

            About Me Recreational Archer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hunting
              • Practice
              • Target shooting

              Comments about Hickory Backing:

              I have ordered about 10 of these in the past year. All of them have made wonderful bows. I glue them on right out of the package and sand them down to a finish. I have never recieved one that I was not able to glue right on out of the package. The performance is outstanding. Makes all the bows I make durable and reliable. Wonderful product for the price.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Not

              By 

              from Baxter, MN

              About Me Recreational Archer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Hickory Backing:

                    I have built six (successful) self bows so far with 3 of them having a hickory backing. This was my second backing strip from 3Rivers. I was entirely satisfied with the first one (along with everything else I have ordered) and the resulting longbow and so had no qualms about ordering another one.
                    When I received the second strip I immediately noted what appeared to be a friction burn about 1/2" wide completely across the strip and about 3" from one end. I emailed (with attached pics) Customer Service that day and and the next day called and spoke with a polite young man who explained that I could return it and get another one although I would be responsible for shipping as he (and his supervisor) thought that the burn would not affect the integrity of the bow.
                    I was rather disappointed in their answer as it was me, not them, who was the customer and was the one supposed to receive "100% satisfaction guaranteed". I am reluctant to put the work required into making a bow with something clearly less than the best quality material available. I was surprised, moreover, that the backing strip made it through 3Rivers quality control process.
                    This experience has made me reluctant to order further products from 3Rivers that I can not obtain elsewhere even if the price is higher.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Good stuff!

                    By 

                    from Cookeville, Tn.

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Hickory Backing:

                        I used this backing to make a Red Oak/Hickory backed Longbogbow for my Father in Law as a gift.

                        I needed a bow that drew at between 55-65 lbs, and I had no problem reaching that goal. He LOVES this bow.

                        This was my 12th bow made using tools and materials from 3 Rivers, and I've yet to have one break on me yet. (Knock on wood) I heartily recommend their stuff. LIke always, I recommend a detailed examination of any item for faults or flaws, and 3Rivers return policy has always been fair.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        mother nature strikes again

                        By 

                        from oceanslime california.

                        About Me Competitive Archer

                        Pros

                        • Accurate

                        Cons

                        • Poor Construction

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Hickory Backing:

                          i glued this puppy up to a red oak core i had. got it floor tiller'd, put a string on it and pulled it to about 10" and found out the hard way that the end grain crossed my whole limb. making this piece useless for a backing. i should have checked the grain before i got excited and glued it up. but i was relying on 3 rivers to send a good piece. they cant control mother nature but they could have thought of the finished product before selecting this piece.
                          would recommend, but its a gamble and probably wouldnt use as a backing again unless the grain was perfect.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          4.0

                          expensive shipping!

                          By 

                          from Kennewick WA

                          About Me Expert Archer

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Hickory Backing:

                                A good product but very expensive to ship. I paid [...] to have this item shipped to WA state. It would be nice if Three Rivers would give you the option of having the strip sawed in half before shipping, which would eliminate having to pay extra shipping. It could then easily be spliced together.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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