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    Roland Bows

    Has anyone tried the Roland Bows?

    Any reviews?
    Comments?

    Would appreciate all of them

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    good club beginner equipment. i say ditch your wooden bows, cos these are the same price.

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    There are a lot of juniors at our club shooting them. They are an awesome bow for the price that you pay for them (they are the same price as wooden bows). I would definitely reccomend them as begginners equipment.

    The colours are good too!

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    They look excellent. I might have to get me one to play with.
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    Yes, I shot with one of these when I first started. They really are quite nice bows. I only ever shot up to 28# though - couldn't draw anything else more than about 20 shots. I had a go with one of the 36# bows when the club got one. A very nice bow for the price and it lets the beginners get out to the further distances without their own equipment, something 28# just wouldn't do!

    As a bit of a side story, I was shooting a Rolan with Jazz's at the Scottish Universities Indoor Championships on the same target as the (then) compounder Tim Mundon shooting X10's out of his new (free) Ultratec. No stabilizer, no twins, none of my own equipment. It was a bit daunting shooting these whopping great allies at his needles! Thankfully I didn't break any!

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    Disappointed Grant, rule of archery is "If someone on your target is shooting arrows that cost 10x yours do, try your best to take them out, even if you lose some points doing so"




    or is that just me?
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    I did my best - he actually accused me of it at one point. But only 28# isn't enough to even dent the nocks. I tried!

    And remind me that if I have the option not to shoot on your target!

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    A friend of mine is thinking of trying recurve would a rolan be a suitable starter? or would she out grow it pretty fast?
    I used to be indesisive but now I'm just not sure....

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    I think it would be a good starter. The limbs are cheap so she can swap for heavier limbs till she is shooting heavy enough to take advantage of something better. If she later buys a AeroTec she can sell off the Rolan with minimal loss of money.
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    anyone have a picture of how the limb bolts look like?

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    wow~ that's fast,

    like a genie in a bottle....

    thanks marcus.

    What's the differenece between a rolan bow and a rolan evolution?

    can't a rolan bow take fast flight?

    And what's the max poundage it can take?

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    By looking at Altservices site that seems to be the case. I would go the higher end model personally.
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    I think the max poundage the Rolan bows have is 36# at 28" but they may have changed that since I last looked. If I remember correctly, the limbs at 36# needed a couple of vibration dampeners. But that could have just been the string I was using on them too! Eh Tom? You know something about Smug's strings, don't ya?

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    Ha bloody ha. Once they've been reserved, they're fine. And so long as he hasn't got the Dacron and Fastflight confused again...

    As to Rolans - they go up to 36#, but at that they're pretty shakey. At that poundage, you're better off going for a GM or GM copy, something with a metal riser. Up to 32#, they're actually quite nice.

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