Centaur Archery - Custom Fitted Deflex Reflex Longbows
 

Longbow Features

Longbow lengths: 54", 56", 58", 60", 62"

A view from the back showing center shot of the Longbow

A view from the back lets you see that these bows are cut to center so they are not arrow critical meaning they are tolerant to a wide variety of arrow spines.




You may shoot the arrow of your choice whether it be a wood shaft, an aluminum, or carbon arrow.


As you can see from this back view, the arrow shelf is sloped toward the bow slightly causing the arrow to stay close to the bow rather than falling off of the shelf.



Finger grooves are elegantly incorporated into the back of the bow one at a time straight from the tracing of your hand

A view from the belly side of the bow lets you see how the shelf cradles the arrow shaft.



Smooth flowing lines on the palm swell allow your hand to sink into place every time for consistent shooting, shot after sweet shot.


A nice beveled edge on the side of the shelf gives the bow a sleek appearance that adds to the overall aesthetics of the bow.


The angled flare above the shelf is indicative of Centaur bows and feathers nicely into the limb surface laminate. On the bottom, the overlays feather into the surface laminate where you will find the serial number and Centaur insignia.

A view from the belly side of a Longbow
Side view showing radius in the shelf of a Longbow

A view form the side allows you to see the high point of the radius in the shelf. This enables the arrow to contact the bow above the throat of the handle (where the web of your hand contacts the bow). The throat of the bow is the fulcrum or pivot point and placing the arrow above it allows the arrow to be affected the least if the handle is torqued.



Notice that all the limb laminations run directly through the handle section on both sides adding stiffness and continuity throughout the entire riser.



A low, medium, or high wrist grip can easily be incorporated into the bow handle depending on your style of shooting.

Bow handle featured here is a low wrist grip.

 

Every tip overlay on a Centaur Longbow has a black 1/8" layer of engineered, high strength, proprietary material designed for shear and compression. This material is very light weight keeping the mass on the tips down, yet extremely high strength (everything you want in a tip overlay). I believe this to be paramount in these high performance bows while utilizing non-stretch materials for the bow string. The tip can be made entirely from this black material or an accent layer of wood can be added underneath and/or over the top to give it the theme that you desire. Other materials can be laminated on over the top of the black layer such as wood, horn, antler or bone for a colorful aesthetic appeal.

Multi-directional fiberglass on all tip overlays on Centaur Longbows

This side view of the tip, clearly shows how the string grooves have been designed to cradle the string and promote unrestricted movement of the string as it is being drawn back. This design also minimizes string wear. The string grooves are cut into the bow deep enough for stability while still leaving plenty of material for structural integrity.

Side view of tip overlay showing string grooves on Cenatur Longbow
Full bow showing deflex and reflex of a Longbow

 

These bows are designed to draw smooth and be very accurate. This is due to the ratio of Deflex to Reflex in the design and length of riser. By incorporating the right amount of Deflex to Reflex, the result is a bow with exceptional cast (even at shorter draw lengths) without picking up hand shock.

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