NOTE: It is strongly recommended that you read The Design and Construction of Composite Long (Flat) Bows by John Clark before ordering your bowmaking materials. It will provide you with the answers to most of your questions on bowmaking. (See Books page) You can order it by using our secure Book order form. If you buy the book before buying your bowmaking materials, the cost of the book will be deducted from the cost of the kit.
The WOOMERA - THIS IS NO LONGER BEING MANUFACTURED.
AVAILABLE ONLY IN KIT FORM
The WOOMERA longbow is designed and handcrafted using BO-TUFF fibreglass and selected timbers, and has been proven to be smooth drawing and yet have good cast, efficiency and reliability. We have nearly 40 years manufacturing experience and thanks to continued requests for our quality custom-made longbows we will be happy to discuss the making of a long bow to your specification. Special prices are charged for bows over 80 lbs.
WOOMERA Longbow Kit
Comprises typically 4 pairs Tasmanian Myrtle, Tasmanian Blackwood and/or Rock Maple core laminations, 2 strips of BO-TUFF fiberglass (black, white, brown, green or clear), sawn and ground wooden handle blank in a variety of timbers subject to availability, nock tip overlays, 750 ml TECHNIGLUE epoxy pack, and full instruction book in draw weights to 80 lb. Strings extra.
Specify length (66, 68 or 70”) and draw weight at 28 inches
PRICE: $ AUD 280. Freight extra.
WOOMERA Longbow Blank Stave - NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Comprises blank glued-up bow stave with nock tip overlays fitted. The stave is as it comes from the gluing form with no shaping done. Full instructions are supplied in the book The Design and Construction of Composite Long (Flat) Bows by John Clark (see note above). Weights to 80lb. Strings extra
WARRIGAL Custom Longbow and WARRIGAL Carbon Longbow - NO LONGER BEING MADE.
The WARRIGAL longbow (flatbow) is a derivative of the WOOMERA longbow incorporating a semi-pistol grip, custom handcrafted using BOTUFF fibreglass and selected timbers for the Custom Warrigal Longbow or BOTUFF fibreglass, carbon/glass ribbon and selected timbers for the Warrigal Carbon Longbow.
Braced Warrigal Longbow
Warrigal Longbow handle
Check out our Books on bowmaking and Bowmaking Requisites if you are interesting in making your own bows.
At the Victorian Yarra Valley Flight Shoot on 28th April 2002, Jim Park won the longbow section of the competition with one of our standard Woomera Longbows A-WL-A2 (64lb). His arrow was shot a distance of 274.4 metres. That was further than any of the recurve bows and further than more than half of the compound bows!!
On 27 March 2004, Jim again competed with a heavier Woomera Longbow and provided the following report:
"With the longbow I managed to get 417 Metres with a 336 grain arrow. As I was a little off-line, the shot distance would have been a little longer than the measured distance (by my calculation, 425 Metres). From the distance achieved, I calculate the arrow velocity to be around 260 to 270 ft/sec with those arrows, which is pretty quick. The bow shot beautifully. "
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