English Flight Longbow by Mike Willrich.
A 5 laminate, Hickory, Ash, Turkish Yew, Pau Amarello, Osage english longbow. firstname.lastname@example.org" (max 26" draw length)
Made by world flight record holder Mike Willrich this bow has been made for Flight use.
Brace Height: 4.5"
Bow Length: 60.5"
PLEASE NOTE DUE TO THE NATURE OF FLIGHT ARCHERY, THE USE OF THIN STRINGS AND VERY LIGHT ARROWS, MIKE CANNOT WARRANTY THIS BOW AND IS SHOT AT THE OWNERS OWN RISK.
Built to Full Compass design similar to that of a medieval (war) bow it works to give maximum energy to the shot. The bow has a circular arrow pass of buffalo horn at the centre of the bow. The handle is stitched leather and the buffalo horn nocks are made smaller to reduce weight at the tips and hence produce a faster shooting bow. A double looped BCY 8125 string is supplied and the bows have been field tested for flight distance performance with a flight arrow. Comes with bow bag and stringer.
We carry a varied range of Mike Willrich bows in stock on a first come, first served basis and they sell quickly. Our stock is updated as it's sold so if you want one you'll need to get it today to avoid disappointment. If you don't see anything that matches your needs please take a look at our custom longbows section. Every bow comes with a free double looped stringer. If you can make it down to the shop you can try before you buy on our shooting range.
PLEASE ONLY STRING YOUR BOW USING A DOUBLE LOOP STRINGER
Bow & draw length suitability
- If a bow is marked for example 40#@28", max draw 29" this bow would be suitable for someone with a draw length up to 28" NOT over 28"
- If you had a draw length over the stated 28", then the bow is NOT suitable for you
- Even though the bow may state the max draw 29", this means that a safety margin has been built into the bow for the odd occasion when you may unknowingly draw slightly more
- It is not designed for you to continually draw over 28"
- If it is found that this is the case you will invalidate the warranty and no repair or replacement will be offered
Mike Willrich - World Record Flight Archer and Bowyer
Mike started Archery at the age of 8 and has shot in Target Archery at County Level being a former Staffs County Champion, at Clout shooting he has been 2 times WMAS Clout Champion and Flight Archery where since 1989 he has held 22 NAA/ WA (FITA ) World Flight Records and has 29 Gold Medals from 6 World Record Status International Flight Championships in the USA. Also awarded 12 Drake Flight Medals for 12 NAA World Records shot at the above Championships, these are the top awards in World Flight Archery.
He also competes in Roving Clout and has won the Badminton Flight 2 times and was only the second Archer to gain the Gold Certificate in the Standard Arrow Competition.
Mike also has 29 British Records in various Bow Classes at the GNAS / Archery GB British Flight Championships since 1989 4 being with English longbows.
With a scientific background and his knowledge of what makes a fast bow for Flight Shooting Mike turned to bow making in 2011 and with only his 6th Bow won the N/E 50lb English Longbow Class at the British Championships on 2 ocassions with his own make bow.
In 2014 his first Self English Yew War Bows were fashioned and tested after 2 years of seasoning.
His bows are based on the warbow with a full compass shape making the whole bow work harder by putting more energy into the shot. This means that a lower bow draw weight is used to reach a target or clout and a further flight distance. All bows come with buffalo horn string nocks circular arrow pass and hand stitched leather handle. Traditional warbows come with a circular horn arrow pass to mark the centre of the bow and in true medieval style do not have a leather grip.
Mike makes all his own wooden Longbow Flight Arrows and barrels the shafts to a similar shape to Turkish Flight Arrows that are over 200 years old.