LOL old timer, gotta' be a gamer to use one of those--thats a nice looking recurve too, you got all the nice looking stuff. We teach kids how to use Atlatl, school groups, I've really been thinking about using one on a white tail since their so abundant here . I also work for a Native American museum and we have a few originals from ages ago, bows that is and a few arrows, quivers. I've also thought about making my own bow & arrows using obsideon points just to do it, now that would be old school. Right now I got an old Martin compound--still does the trick. Again, congrats.
I make wood bows of osage, vine maple and yew in my spare time. Killed a turkey last year with a bamboo/osage longbow that I made. Quite a bit of satisfaction there. Have tried to make a couple Atlatls but still in the developement stage there
In the spring of 2007 I was the unfortunate recipient of an injury cause by a damaged carbon arrow that shattered on release of the arrow. I was in the yard going to take a few practice shots before dinner and the second arrow is the one that did the damage. That day will forever be burned in my mind. After I release what happened I made mistake #2 I pulled the tail shaft of the arrow out of my hand causing more damage.
Thank goodness that my wife was home and was able to...