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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

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

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1.0

not satisfied with piece nodes too deep

By 

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
         
        1.0

        Disappointing backing strip

        By 

        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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            About What I Expected

            By 

            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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Impressed with bamboo backing quality

            By 

            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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              excellent product

              By 

              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...

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              I'd buy more.

              By 

              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

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Beautiful and Tough as Nails

                  By 

                  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.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Sorting Required

                  By 

                  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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