I have a soft spot for hybrid bow. It is my number one choice bow regardless of the competition categories. I like the smooth reflex and deflex line of these bows that expresses visually their mechanical and functional properties. Subtlety, smoothness and spontaneity. Both while drawing and release. That is the main reason for growing popularity of hybrid bows. Hybrid bow combines advantages of reflex and long bows. It is fast, silent and with near zero handshock. Unlike the high tech reflex bows it is forgiving minor shooting mistakes.
While constructing Tabia my brief was to touch the borderline of two bow categories. This time it was the line between hybrid and reflex bow. I wasn’t successful the first time round but the fourth. There is a problem with the limbs stability with strong reflex ends of the limbs unless the string sits on the limb as with the reflex bow. The rule “the more, the better” doesn’t work here. I am more than happy with yet another successful solution and I can offer you another well tuned and, shooting wise, very pleasing bow.
The middle of the bow consists of hard domestic and exotic woods as Shedua, Zebrano, Jatoba, Ipe, Wenge, Ash, Maple and Walnut interspaced with thin color fiberglass reinforcement. The wood is pre-cut to segments, carefully selected and glued again. This enables higher toughness, stability and absorption capability of the middle part. I consider the design of the middle part that consists of hard woods and relatively small amount of thin fiberglass to be an ideal solution from the point of esthetics, bow properties and safety.
The limbs are made of a core of bamboo and other lightweight wood laminations and, depending on the design, fiberglass or carbon laminate. Single carbon (SC) version has a unidirectional carbon on backing and a transparent or black fiberglass on the belly. Double cross carbon (DCX) has both laminates of 100% carbon. The basic version has both laminates from a transparent or black fiberglass laminate.
There is a veneer under the transparent fiberglass. It serves one main purpose to show and celebrate the natural beauty of the wood. The choice of the veneer and wood type is down to personal preferences of each and every archer.
Every Tabia bow is varnished with 5 layers of matt 2 PUR varnish. The bow can be customized with brass inserts UNC 10-24 for a bow quiver mount. The grip can be dressed in leather on request.
Every Tabia bow is supplied with 12(14) threads of Dynaflight 97 or 16(18) threads of Spectra 652 string and Angel Majesty centre serving.
Tabia bow is made in the following lengths:
62″ for max. draw length 28″ Recommended brace height is 6,75″ to 7,25″
64″ for max. draw length 29″ Recommended brace height is 7,00″ to 7,50″
66″ for max. draw length 31″ Recommended brace height is 7,25″ to 7,75″
Tabia fulfills all requirements for competitions under IFAA and WA associations.