I'm bulding a purple heart take down flat bow using the socket and sleeve principle. I want to introdue a little reflex when gluing on the backing. This bow will be 50lbs @28 inches 68 inches nock to nock 1.5 inches wide at the fades now here comes the question.
I have two choices available for the backing......
1. A ordinary piece of bamboo. (I've had good results with this stuff)
2. A 1.5 inch wide piece of lemonwood which is ring biased but with straight grain on to which I intend to further back with black silk.
I'm leaning in favour of option 2 what do you all think?
Not lemonwood, bamboo or hickory.