Longbow Hickory Yew Osage 51@28 Mike Willrich
- Product Code: MWLOPYH112
- In Stock!
Made by world flight record holder Mike Willrich this bow has been made for pushing arrows!
Brace Height: 6"
Bow Length: 74.5"
This stunning English Longbow is 3 laminates and a circular arrow pass of buffalo horn at the centre of the bow. The bow comes with matching leather grip and buffalo horn nocks which are made smaller to reduce weight at the tips and hence produce a faster shooting bow. A double served loop Fastflight string is supplied and the bows have been field tested for performance. 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 OR YOU WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY
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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.