Bamboo backed ipe molly
This was the first bow I made for the purpose of flight shooting. I read that both mollegabets and reflex/deflex bows are especially suited for flight shooting because they are usually quite fast (if built right) and also shoot pretty smooth.
I decided on a short combination of both models and started off by glueing ash levers to the tips using a curved form so I could get the reflex in.
This was done to two separate limbs which I then glued to the preshaped handle. The top of the handle was shaped to provide the deflex. Quite hard to get this right with only hand tools!
This worked pretty good so after drying and cleaning up a bit I added the backing and the powerlam and started the tiller.
After tillering I then started the process of thinning the tips so the bow would actually shoot as fast as possible. This turned out to be a nightmare because the thinner the tips got the more unstable they get! It worked out in the end and I got to shoot it to 260 meters with a 350 grain flight arrow. (Which is way too heavy for a flight arrow but I did not know at the time)
I later shot this bow using a 27 inch arrow and broke it. Drawing it beyond 26 was a little too much haha!
Wood: bamboo backed ipe
Length: 46 inch
Draw weight: 50 lbs op 25 inch
Extras: ipe tip overlays, ash powerlam, ash lever inserts
String: 4 strand fastflight