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Item Number: 7049X
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Price: $23.99
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Artificial Snakeskin Backing
 
3.5

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to handle (4)
  • Accurate (3)
  • Durable (3)
  • Easy to apply (3)

Cons

  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Hunting (7)
  • All weather (4)
  • Practice (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

GREAT

This is a great product, not very hard to apply to bow. It add alittle more strenght to the hickory self bows I build. Looks great. I use tite bond 3 to...Read complete review

This is a great product, not very hard to apply to bow. It add alittle more strenght to the hickory self bows I build. Looks great. I use tite bond 3 to apply, just cover back of bow with the tite bond and lay the backing over the glue. start in the center of the bow once you have got the backing applied and smooth out toward the limb tips. Let ti dry for about 24hr and then trim off the excess backing from the sides. Then seal the backing with a good urithain, I like the spray on kind. Apply and give it about an hr to dry and repeat. Do this at least 3 or 4 times. It will really bing out the look of the snake skin and protect it from the weather. Try it you will love this product.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

showy but expensive

The copperhead snakeskin backing is easy to use - apply a thin to medium layer of Tite Bond III to the bow then starting at the center smooth the cloth over the limbs working both...Read complete review

The copperhead snakeskin backing is easy to use - apply a thin to medium layer of Tite Bond III to the bow then starting at the center smooth the cloth over the limbs working both sides from the center. Apply another complete coat of TBIII over the skin, smooth it out and let it settle. Trim the ends to fit beforehand and trim the sides with a sharp knife before it is completely dry (8 - 10 hours)The colors jump out and are very realistic after a coat of poly.The cons - at 1 1/2 inch wide it doesn't cover the width of the limb at the widest.Also at $$ it is about twice what I think is reasonable. All in all I would use it again if I catch it on sale.

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5.0

great product

By Langan Custom Archery

from Omaha, NE

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Artificial Snakeskin Backing:

        The artificial snake skin is an excellent alternative to the real thing. It looks as well as snake skin but is much easier to work with, it also comes in a very convenient 6ft length.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Service was great and delivery was on time.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Not what I expected, but they worked

        By NA

        from Pagosa Springs, CO

        About Me Recreational Archer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Pattern

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hunting

          Comments about Artificial Snakeskin Backing:

          The light cotton material was not what I expected and I didn't know if it would work well. However, with careful gluing, cutting and sealing using a quality finish, the results were well worth it.

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          • No

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          1.0

          do not like the product

          By Bobby

          from Chino, CA.

          About Me Recreational Archer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Handle

          Cons

          • Poor Construction

          Best Uses

          • Practice

          Comments about Artificial Snakeskin Backing:

          I was surprised to find a piece of printed cloth when I open the package. It is not worth the price and I am returning it and the Polyurethand spray for an exchange.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great Looking

          By Miceal383

          from Tahlequah, Ok

          About Me Recreational Archer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Weather
            • Hunting
            • Practice
            • Reenactment

            Comments about Artificial Snakeskin Backing:

            I bought this to back a 70's Ben Pearson 7370 Hawk recurve. I added phenolic resin tip overlays and decided to refinish the whole bow. I wasn't crazy about the brown glass on the old Ben Pearson, and decided to try this material. I sanded the back of the bow and coated it in Titebond III, layed the material on and coated it as well. After it set I cut the edges, sanded the edges and used a rub on polyurethane. It was tedious and a little difficult at times, but well worth the effort. My little old BP Hawk sure looks as good as it shoots.

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Nice product but overpriced

            By Redbird

            from Patterson, GA.

            About Me Recreational Archer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to apply
            • Realistic Pattern

            Cons

            • Grossly Overpriced

            Best Uses

              Comments about Artificial Snakeskin Backing:

              I applied the "skin" as a backing for a kid's hickory bow and used Tite Bond III. After drying I trimmed with a razor blade and finished with polyurethane. Looks very much like real snake skin.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Copperhead backing

              By Cody

              from Texas

              About Me Expert Archer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Weather

                  Comments about Artificial Snakeskin Backing:

                  I didnt like the look of the color the backing had when I got it but after I applied it and then finished it the color looked alot better. Over all a good product but I think its over priced. I would recommend it to a friend but I would caution them about the price.

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                  • No

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                  3.0

                  showy but expensive

                  By xelkhntr

                  from Florida

                  About Me Expert Archer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to apply
                  • Excellent Detail

                  Cons

                  • Way Overpriced

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Artificial Snakeskin Backing:

                    The copperhead snakeskin backing is easy to use - apply a thin to medium layer of Tite Bond III to the bow then starting at the center smooth the cloth over the limbs working both sides from the center. Apply another complete coat of TBIII over the skin, smooth it out and let it settle. Trim the ends to fit beforehand and trim the sides with a sharp knife before it is completely dry (8 - 10 hours)The colors jump out and are very realistic after a coat of poly.The cons - at 1 1/2 inch wide it doesn't cover the width of the limb at the widest.Also at $$ it is about twice what I think is reasonable. All in all I would use it again if I catch it on sale.

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                    • No

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                    1.0

                    Copperhead a bust

                    By Jim C.

                    from Spring Valley, MN

                    About Me Recreational Archer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Difficult to Use
                      • Poor Construction

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Artificial Snakeskin Backing:

                        I tried the copperhead cloth skin and found that it was a very dull color, not lifelike at all and it was easy to apply but hard to trim cleanly and it soaked up finish like crazy. Nothing at all like the real thing or even the vinyl stuff.

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                        • No

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                        1.0

                        not what I expected

                        By Brad

                        from Buckhannon WV

                        About Me Recreational Archer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Poor Construction

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Artificial Snakeskin Backing:

                            I bought these not knowing what they were. After I received them, I see that they are just thin, snake print material. I threw mine away. A total waste of money. 3 Rivers is a very good company and I have bought many dollars worth of merchandise from them over the years but save your money on these things.

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                            • No

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                            1.0

                            not worth the time

                            By dew92004

                            from reading, mi

                            About Me Recreational Archer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • None

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Artificial Snakeskin Backing:

                                as a backing not happy with the turnout
                                nothing was good about it
                                everything

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                                • No

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