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The American Styk (Photo Gallery below)
The American Styk is an Amercian Semi -Longbow (ASL) sometimes better known as a Hill-Style Bow.
The ASL is a basic grassroots kind of bow. This bow commands you take hold of it and drive the arrow where you want it to go. Take hold of this bow and you take hold of a deep part of archery history.
The American Styk is a String Follow ASL. It is available in lengths of 66" and 68". The grip can be done in a standard straight grip, dished grip or low wrist locator grip.
You will find the American Styk to be incredibly forgiving, the arrow always seems to go where you are looking, even if conditions aren't perfect. It is also dead in the hand and very quiet. All of these features make this bow an ideal hunting bow.
A standard American Styk will be made with colored glass of your choice on the back and belly, a beautiful Osage riser and 4 layers of bamboo for the cores, giving it a silky smooth draw cycle, great cast and unmatched arrow speeds. This bow throws an arrow with great cast and its performance excels with heavy arrows. All American Styk's will come standard with a leather grip and reinforced tips, built with tip wedges, to allow for use of modern sting materials. All bows shipped with a B-55 string.
Trad Lab has tested this bow for speed, draw force curve, sound, etc. Here is a link for their results.
Glass Colors available:
Black, Green, White, Carmel, Dark Brown, Red, & Gray
Riser wood options:
I stock many different woods and have access to just about anything you wish. See the Wood Options page for the choices I keep in stock.
The American Styk starts at $750, but can be upgraded to clear glass with beautiful veneers for an additional $100 plus the veneer price, which can be found on the Wood Options page.
Other upgrades available include, exotic wood species, phenolic accents added to risers, etc. Riser wood pricing on the Wood Options page.
Draw Weight Tolerance
I do a very good job at hitting draw weight but in order to achieve optimum performance please allow plus or minus 1# of your requested draw weight. Most often I will hit the weight you request but grinding down to the desired weight, as some others do, is not ideal. It hinders performance and can hurt the integrity of the bow. Thus my policy is that if I miss weight by more than 1# I rebuild the bow and hit the weight you requested . Example: if you order a bow 45# @ 28", please allow 44#-46#.
***To order your bow, click the Buy Now button and pay the deposit. We will contact you prior to the start of the build to get your specifications. We will send you a separate invoice for the balance due, which must be paid prior to shipment of your bow.
ALL BOWS ARE CHARGED $45 SHIPPING (US)
***International Shipping varies***
***International customers are responsible for any duties and taxes charged by their country upon package arrival in their nation***
66" 6 1/4" (+/- 1/2" for tuning)
68" 6 3/8" (+/- 1/2" for tuning)
66" takes a 63" string (All bows shipped with a B-55 string)
68" takes a 65" string (All bows shipped with a B-55 string)
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29091 Schram Rd, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501