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Bamboo Backing

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Item Number: 4432
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Price: $22.75
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Bamboo Backing
 
3.4

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practice (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

      Reviewed by 8 customers

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      1.0

      not satisfied with piece nodes too deep

      By tomout

      from Denver, Colorado

      About Me Expert Archer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Bamboo Backing:

            by the time i planed down the bamboo through the low spots, it was useless, the nodes were too deep.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            1.0

            Disappointing backing strip

            By osage hunter

            from Kalamazoo, Mi

            About Me Recreational Archer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Big Crown
              • Difficult to Use
              • Warped

              Best Uses

                Comments about Bamboo Backing:

                I was really disappointed in there selection they made from my online purchase. It was cracked,warped,and has a high crown which is more the fault of the supplier. My opinion it was harvested to soon it should have grown longer. I needed to steam it to straighten it, which isn't as easy as lumber. I am also gonna try to steam it again to flatten it some. The next time I need to purchase some bamboo I am going to make a trip to their showroom so I can hand select it instead of leave it up to them.

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                • No

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                4.0

                About What I Expected

                By Worky

                from San Antonio, Texas

                About Me Recreational Archer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Uniform Piece

                Cons

                • Wall A Bit Thin

                Best Uses

                • Good Weather
                • Practice

                Comments about Bamboo Backing:

                The bamboo was as advertised though the wall thickness was less that what I prefer. Fairly east to steam bend once planed flat.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Impressed with bamboo backing quality

                By TaoKan

                from Tyngsborough, MA

                About Me Recreational Archer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Thickness
                • Even Segments
                • Wide

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Bow Backing

                  Comments about Bamboo Backing:

                  I've used short lengths of bamboo for backing before (to reduce shipping costs), but didn't get nearly the consistent segment length and thickness this full length piece offered. It was clearly from a very large bamboo, and the piece I got is fully 2" wide full length. Working it in one piece makes it much easier to balance the upper and lower limb during tillering.

                  This product is not pre-planed, so you need some way of taking it down to a flat bonding surface. I use a Bosch electric planer and take it down full width in multiple passes until the edges are almost sharp. When the ends are later tapered, the edges at the tips will show somewhat thicker, and help stiffen the tips for maximum performance.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  excellent product

                  By silvertip8k

                  from rocky mountains

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate

                  Cons

                  • none

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Bamboo Backing:

                  excllent suff!...with a little work it made for excellent backing...very workable...and had a very consistent elastistity throughout...I used it for a self bow and also a trout net...

                  smooth on or gorilla glue worked well on two different try's...

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  I'd buy more.

                  By Larry

                  from Roanoke, Va.

                  About Me Recreational Archer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Hunting
                      • Practice
                      • Reenactment

                      Comments about Bamboo Backing:

                      Purchased six at a time all arrived in good shape. Best know what your in for planning boo. Take your time, my small jointer worked great.

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Good people to work with, and they call if there is a problem with your order. No supprises. I like doing busniess with folks like that.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Beautiful and Tough as Nails

                      By Falcon Longbows

                      from Dallas, TX

                      About Me Expert Archer

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Large Diameter Bamboo
                      • Nice and Wide

                      Cons

                      • Prep before gluing down

                      Best Uses

                      • Bow Backing

                      Comments about Bamboo Backing:

                      I used this product to back a Hickory bow stave that I purchased on line. I made a "Dan Perry" style bow with 2" of reflex. I used some coarse grit sand paper and a long section of 2X4, to sand the concave side of the bamboo flat first, this gave me a good surface to glue up. I lightly scraped the outside surface of the bamboo, leaving the nodes intact, I carefully heat tempered the bamboo with a small propane torch. Then stained and sealed it. The nodes were 4-6" apart. This bow is light as a feather and shoots like a dream.

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                      • No

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                      (8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      Sorting Required

                      By Redpipe

                      from Omak, WA

                      About Me Recreational Archer

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Durable

                      Cons

                      • Difficult to Use

                      Best Uses

                      • Bow Construction

                      Comments about Bamboo Backing:

                      Sorry to say but there is to much variance in the node separation for one end to the other. And, the nodes could be further apart. Suggest 3 Rivers sort their stock based upon specific request from the bowyer as to what length bow he needs to construct.

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