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The best from two worlds! - The JACKALOPE Onyx Hybrid Bow
With the Onyx, the JACKALOPE family introduces an extraordinary member: a distinctive competition bow with impressive characteristics and interesting contrasts. During development, the focus was on optimal competition performance, which has been realised in the bow with inimitable precision, absolute shooting smoothness and first-class throwing performance. These characteristics are achieved through the use of modern and natural materials such as carbon, micarta, bamboo and rosewood, which in combination also provide the visual contrasts.
The handle area is made of highly stable, sustainable wood in rosewood design and contrasting Micarta, giving it its unmistakable character. The wood in rosewood design forms the core and is a heavy, hard wood that lends the handle area something very natural with its exceptionally decorative grain and its warm colour tones. This contrasts with the black and white details made of micarta. The grip area is framed by a layer of high-quality bamboo wood, which extends to the tips of the limbs. Of course, no compromises have been made with these either: visible carbon on the front and black glass laminate ensure maximum performance and the highest arrow speeds. Depending on the arrow weight, speeds of 230fps and more are no problem. Oh, and another pretty important thing: The JACKALOPE longbows comply with IFAA rules and are allowed in competitions!
The bows and risers are named after the onyx, a strong and protective power stone. It is said to help build emotional and physical strength. The Onyx also protects against negativity and fear, according to an ancient Japanese wisdom: "Fear reaches only as deep as our mind allows it to.
Since ancient times, it has been said that the onyx strengthens intuition and enhances the senses. And who would not like to appear more focused and confident on the parcours or in competitions? Tradition assures us that those who firmly believe in their onyx will achieve everything they want. There could not be a better name for this breathtaking bow.
But the fascination does not end with the design and the name: The finesse of its bow type - the hybrid bow - will certainly also convince you! No wonder, the hybrid bow combines the best characteristics from two worlds: While at first glance it is recognizable as a traditional longbow, where, for example, the string only touches the tips but not the limbs, at 64 inches of length it is too short to be a "true" longbow, however. It compensates for the lack of size with the typical feature of a recurve bow, the obvious recurve-shaped limbs, and thus combines the characteristics of a longbow with those of a recurve bow on the other hand. The result is a compact bow with a particularly smooth draw, outstanding performance, high arrow speeds and an almost zero hand shock.
JACKALOPE - The innovative brand in archery
Modern, high-quality materials and the simple elegance of archery. - This is JACKALOPE, the innovative archery brand. With high quality workmanship and production in Germany and Europe, Jackalope stands for a whole range of beautifully crafted longbows, recurve- and hybrid bows, as well as various protective gear products and accessories.
At JACKALOPE you will find everything that you need for your sport. And all of this in a sophisticated look, the design of which is not limited to the bows, but is continued in all products. Where else can you choose your accessories to match the color of your bow? Only at Jackalope!
As an expression of confidence in its own craftsmanship, JACKALOPE offers a 30-year warranty* on all its registered bows. What are you waiting for? Convince yourself of the quality of JACKALOPE.
Available as right- or left-handed model.
- Bow length: 64 in.
- Draw weight (selectable in 5 lbs increments): 20 - 50 lbs
- Recommended brace height: 7 inches
- Riser: SRF Palisander, Micarta
- Limbs: bamboo, carbon and clear glass
- String: Dacron
- Tips: Micarta, Fast Flight compatible
- Weight: approx. 825g (at 45 lbs)
- Available as right- or left-handed model.
1x bow with string
*Warranty conditions: When registering the bow, we give the initial buyer a 30-year warranty against breakage and delamination. The warranty applies to all customers with registered bows who are resident within the EU. Excluded from the warranty are wearing parts and damage caused by incorrect use. The warranty is fulfilled by replacement or repair of the bow. The legal warranty rights remain unaffected by this warranty and apply independently of it.
Warrantor: BSW Handels GmbH | Jackalope Archery | Demminer Str. 32 | 17389 Anklam.
This item comes with a manufacturer's warranty. Information about the warranty period and its conditions can be found here:
Determination of the draw hand
The draw hand is the hand that pulls the string. This means that a right-hand bow is held in the left hand and pulled out with the right hand.
The determination of the personal draw hand has far less to do with whether one is left or right-hand than one might initially assume. Rather, it is a matter of determining the dominant eye. The dominant eye is used for targeting. This automatically results in the draw hand.
The term "dominant eye" refers to the eye the visual information of which superimposes everything. If a shooter would try to aim with the other eye, he would have to pinch the dominant eye.
There are two ways to determine the dominant eye: On the one hand, it is the eye that is generally preferred, for example when looking through the viewfinder of a camera, through the spyhole or similar situations. On the other hand, there is a small exercise with which the dominant eye can be determined beyond doubt:
- The arms are stretched out and with thumb and index fingers of both hands, a triangle is formed.
- The triangle is used to target a small target, such as a power socket or a cabinet knob. This object is focused.
- The hands are now slowly moved towards the face without the target being taken out of focus.
- The triangle of thumb and index fingers will automatically incline to one half of the face and the dominant eye will lie within it.
If eye and hand dominance do not match, the bow should still be selected according to eye dominance. The arms can easily be trained on the new draw hand, the eye cannot.
More information about the choice of the right bow type, the right draw weight and the right arrows can be found here: