Solid Fiberglass bows can’t really be compared to wood core and laminated recurves and longbows or the contemporary compound bow. Today’s archers tend to forget that these simple self-bows were one of the most important part in the development of modern archery. Aspiring young Robin Hoods honed their skills with solid fiberglass bows. From the early 1950s though the late 1970s millions of tough fiberglass longbows and recurves were mass produced by archery manufacturers like Indian, Herter's, Paul Bunyan, Ben Pearson, Bear, Ply-Flex, Stream-Eze, Outers, Stemmler, Lockleys, York, Fleetwood, Zeus, and of course Parabow and Shakespeare..
|Shakespeare Parabow #50 RH Brushmaster (Thanks to Lewis Kent), #45 Model B-7 Comet, #18 Model B-9 Fury|
|Early Shakespeare Parabow Sharpshooter Longbow 40 lbs. with a Waverly Ohio tag|
|A young barefoot Ann Weber Corby shooting a fiberglass bow|
|Ann Weber with fiberglass bow|
|Chris Libby with son Clint|