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    • Bruce Smithhammer
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      Robertson just notified me that my new Quick Styk is shipping tomorrow. Now how am I supposed to focus on work for the next few days?!?

      Pics to follow…

    • Alexandre Bugnon
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      Nice bow. I was looking at that nice little handle. I bet the hand fits right in there like a glove, like my Classic Hunter. Congratulations!! Let us know how it shoots!

      You at work: ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

    • Alexandre Bugnon
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      And from such a legendary bowyer!!

    • Raymond CoffmanRaymond Coffman
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      Smithhammer –

      Nice bow ! exactly the type I like – Ive got to save more money, again -haha . show pics and have fun!

      Scout.

    • Wexbow
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      Oh man, serious case of bow lust coming on. Need pics once she arrives – nothing like a bit of bow porn ๐Ÿ˜ณ ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Bruce Smithhammer
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      Thanks – I really just need to call in sick to work until it arrives, since I’m having a hard time focusing on anything else. Like Browning shotguns, Bark River knives, and Ruger pistols, Robertsons are a serious weakness for me…

    • Wexbow
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      Hey, it’s better than fast women and slow horses Smithy! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • wahoo
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      congrats . Luv to see some photos and to hell with work. Has it been cold in your neck of the woods ?

    • Bruce Smithhammer
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      Funny story about that….but it will have to wait till I get home.

    • strait-aero
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      Bruce, I’ve always wanted a Dick Robertson’ bow, but I’m going to have to settle for a used one. A friend ask me if I wanted to buy his 70″ 58# Stykbow as he injured his shoulder and is in the market for a lighter weight bow. What a friend… even said I can use it until I get the money together,but I’ll finish up with my 52# Elk River. Can’t wait to see your new acquisition,fella. Wayne

    • Bruce Smithhammer
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      Wayne – check your pm’s.

    • strait-aero
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      Bruce…thanks. Also,check your pm’s.:D Wayne

    • Bruce Smithhammer
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      A few teasers and a hint of the funny story….

    • Troy Breeding
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      Bruce,

      From what little it shows, all I can say is,,,,,,,

      I LIKE IT!!!!!

      SWEEEEEEEET!!!!!!

      Troy

    • strait-aero
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      Yeah…..she’s a sweetie!:D Let’s hear the rest of the story,Mr. Smithhammer. Wayne

    • Bruce Smithhammer
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      Ok….so here’s what happened:

      Last September, I ordered a Tribal Styk from Robertson (one of their recurve designs). After a month of thinking about it way too much, I contacted them to ask if they had started on my bow yet, and if they hadn’t, that I would like to change my order to a hybrid instead. They said they would make the change.

      Fast forward 6 months, and my new Robertson arrives. I take it out of the box to find….a Tribal Styk! Once I got over the shock, and continued to fondle this gorgeous bow, I quickly knew I had to string it up and shoot it. And then the following day I shot it some more… And it didn’t take long for me to be blown away by the handling and speed (and craftsmanship) of the Tribal Styk.

      A couple days later, Vikki Robertson contacted me, profusely apologetic about the mix up, and insisting that I send the bow back, and that they were starting immediately on building me a hybrid instead. She was pretty surprised when I told her that there was no need – that there was no way I was going to send this recurve back to her! We had a good laugh over it.

      So, in a funny turn of events, I got the bow I originally ordered, and that I’m now convinced is the bow that the Fates intended for me to have. And I couldn’t be happier.

      *As a side note – I don’t want any of the above to give a remotely negative impression of Robertson customer service, by any means. I have dealt with them on a couple of bows, and various other equipment purchases, and my experiences have always been excellent. I would (and someday will) order another bow from them in a heartbeat. Thank you Robertson clan, for another remarkable bow, whose only rival in my collection is my other Robertson!

    • Alexandre Bugnon
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      Things happen for the best, sometimes! It’s beautiful. I would like to see photos of the entire bow, strung, if it’s not too much to ask.:D I love the tips!!!

      Which reminds me of the only time( besides ordering my beloved Classic Hunter) that I ordered a custom bow. It was a 3-piece recurve. I received the bow and saw that it had horn tips instead of Elk, like I wanted. I called him and he told me it was kudu tips, and that these where the only ones he used now. I sent the bow back and got my money back. After that, while still shooting my BW and Schafer Longbows, bought used on tradgang, I ordered the classic hunter. Once I shot the CH, I didn’t shoot any other bow thereafter. It’s been almost 3 years!!

    • Bruce Smithhammer
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      AlexBugnon wrote: Things happen for the best, sometimes! It’s beautiful. I would like to see photos of the entire bow, strung, if it’s not too much to ask.:D I love the tips!!!

      You bet, Alex. At the moment, I only have the camera on my iPhone, which isn’t very good at indoor pics, but I’ll get outside this weekend and get some pics of the entire bow.

    • Bruce Smithhammer
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      Well, I’ve either been at work, or it’s been gloomy and snowing (and usually both) so it’s been hard finding the right time and good light to get some decent pics, but here are a couple:

      And here you can see the drop-dead sexy piece of cocobolo used for the riser:

      Specs:

      60″

      #54 @ 28″

      Limbs: Myrtle w/horn tips

      Riser: Cocobolo

      In addition to the impressive speed, I’m also blown away by how light this recurve is. It hardly feels any heavier than my longbows.

    • Alexandre Bugnon
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      Slammin’!!! 8)

    • Raymond CoffmanRaymond Coffman
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      Wow!

      What a beautiful piece of Coco bolo !!

      wonderful Bow —

      Scout.

    • wahoo
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      nice

    • Wexbow
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      ๐Ÿ˜ฏ no words necessary but it is stunning ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

    • skifrk
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      So stunning of a bow. The down side is the grip is on the wrong side. Otherwise I would suggest that it is to pretty for you to shoot and send to me so I could take care of it for you ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Bruce Smithhammer
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      skifrk wrote: …..The down side is the grip is on the wrong side. Otherwise I would suggest that it is to pretty for you to shoot and send to me so I could take care of it for you ๐Ÿ˜€

      Ha – I’ll be sure to keep that in mind when I order the next one! ๐Ÿ˜€

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