Welcome to the world of “real” longbows! Although that bow has some serious backset!
I build about 2 inches of backset into my 66″ hill style bows. I figured that was about the limit to keep it from getting whippy at the tips. When the bow is strung and you are holding it, can you pull the string up and down? Just curious.
Sure is pretty! That dished grip will grow on you.