The Striker Cocobolo Classic Deluxe reflex-deflex longbow embodies everything expected out of a high end custom handcrafted bow without the lengthy waiting list and high price tag. Master bowyer, Rick Ellis, has offered top of the line hand-built custom bows for nearly 20 years. Every bow form has been hand designed by Rick, and the craftsmanship shows in the Classic Deluxe.
The Striker Classic Deluxe sports a smaller, forward pistol grip style handle that includes a thumb rest designed to consistently position your hand in the correct spot every time. The short 16" riser height allows for longer working limbs at a shorter overall bow length. These factors, along with the reflex-deflex limb design, results in a smooth drawing, quiet shooting, performance producing combination.
Based on the popular Striker Classic model, the Classic Deluxe showcases high-grade exotic wood additions for an exclusive look. Rich Cocobolo is used for the riser, along with Yew and black phenolic striping throughout. Figured Bocote is used for the limb veneers for a unique, one of a kind look. An action bamboo core along with clear Gordon Glass, completes a custom-grade, high performing, handcrafted longbow. Every bow is marked with it’s exact draw weight @28".
Riser: Radiused, cut-past center shelf. Rich Cocobolo with Yew and Black Phenolic striping. Felt side plate and arrow rest installed.
Limbs: Figured Bocote veneers with Action Bamboo Cores topped by clear Gordon Glass. Phenolic is added to the front and backs of the tips for added support.
Grip: Medium Forward Handle with thumb rest.
String: 18 strand Fast Flight® string. Manufacturer recommended brace height: 7½"-8" measuring from throat of grip to the string. Replacement string length of 3" less than bow AMO length recommended. Wooly Whispers Bow String Silencers included but not installed.
Bow Sock Included.
Choose from a left or right hand bow (choose based on what hand you draw the bow string with), and bow weight at a 28" draw length. Remember that with a traditional bow, even though the exact weight is marked on the bow, the weight will change depending upon your specific draw length. Bow weight will change approximately 3 pounds for every inch from a bows rated draw @ 28"length. So a bow marked 45# @ 28" bow is roughly a 42# @ 27" or 48# @ 29" based upon the draw. Bows are listed by the nearest #5 increment but are marked with the exact weight.
A bow stringer is recommended for stringing any recurve bow or longbow. Stringing a bow without a bow stringer, or stringing it backwards will void a bow's warranty. It is recommended to unstring your bow if you do not plan to be shooting more than week. Store your bow on its side, or hanging vertically from a peg. Never rest the bow on the lower tip for extended periods of time. Never dry fire the bow (shooting without an arrow).