The BEARPAW LIMB SYSTEM
Starting with a 17" handle in 2014, the variance and technology of our worldwide appreciated Take Down MOHAWK has been continously developed further. Based on this successful system, we designed the 13" MOHAWK Hunter, which came with the same grip geometry (shelf elevation and center cut). Thus we created a short aggressive hunting bow, 56" and 58" recurve and 58" hybrid. We kept continuing our proven mounting pin and limb bolt system from previous generations. The challenge was to adjust the limbs angle in such a way that there is no difference in draw weight and tiller to the 17" handle. This was the first step towards the BLS: Everything must be perfectly combinable. We now offer more than 54 handles within this system, including the long awaited Big Bear.
Set up your very own bow: Choose one of more than 54 handcrafted handles (13"/17"/19") and different limbs that best Suit your needs: recurve short or long, or hybrid. No matter which MOHAWK handle is combined with any of our BLS limbs – the draw weight and the tiller always remain unchanged.
Recurve limbs have a long standing tradition and are very popular in traditional archery and bow hunting. The tremendous power and dynamics of this limb design is undeniable and is the preferred choice of countless archers. You can choose from:
- Recurve short
- Recurve long
- Draw Weights: 20 - 55 lbs
- Limb Materials: bamboo, stabil core with olive veneer or black glass and Bearpaw Power Glass crystal clear
They provide an unmatched balance of smooth drawing, with fast powerful and flat arrow trajectories, and pinpoint accuracy. The skilled bowyers at BEARPAW PRODUCTS put a lot of time and energy into the development of these limbs to create a very special bow - a living legend. You can choose from:
- Draw Weights: 20 - 55 lbs
- Limb Materials: bamboo, stabil core with olive veneer or black glass
- What are the BLS products from BEARPAW?
The "BLS" from BEARPAW means: BEARPAW LIMB SYSTEM (formerly: Mohawk). Behind this is a closed take down system, which allows you as a customer a high quality and variability. You can choose between many different handles and limbs and combine them. You can choose between 13, 17 and 19 inch handles. Our selection of limbs offers you: Recurve short or long and hybrid.
- Can I combine old Mohawk products with the new BLS?
Yes! You can combine old handles (Mohawk) with the new BEARPAW Limbs. Furthermore, old limbs can be combined with the new BLS handles - see exception below.
- Are there any exceptions when combining old Mohawks & the BLS?
Yes, the first Big Bear version is not compatible with today's BLS products. Furthermore, all ILF products from other brands are also not compatible. The BLS is a closed system.
Detailed information about BLS and all products can be found here in our brochure.
Ideally, the draw hand is always in exactly the same position on the shooter\'s face when fully extended. It is attached to the inside of the forearm and serves to protect the bow arm from injuries caused by involuntary string touching.Das Spannen eines Bogens sollte grundsätzlich nur mit Spannschnur erfolgen.To make a shot, the arrow must first be placed on the arrow rest or shelf and clamped below the nockingpoint restricter.The stringing of a bow should always be done with bowstring only.The personal draw length, is measured in inches and indicates, in full draw, the length of the distance from the nock bottom to the front edge of the bow.The feathers on the shaft of an arrow are the fletchingThe fletching of an arrow can only be done with this tool, because it is important to work with precision.Is the arm that holds the bow.Is the hand that holds the bow at full draw. The section of the bow above the arrow rest (shelf) is the bow window.A quiver that is attached directly to the bow so that the arrows are always ready to hand To achieve a perfect energy transfer between bow and arrow, the choice of the right string is elementary. Aid in combination with an arrow rest in the sight window.T-shaped aid to maintain the most varied measurements on your bowDenotes a shot that is made vertically instead of horizontally.Is the painting or gluing with foil in the rear part of the shaft to embellish the arrow.The string material for wooden bows is produced either from yarn fibre or polyester.In order to enable the quietest shot possible, tufts of the most varied materials are woven into the string.You can speak of a deflexed bow form when the bow is either straight or bent in the direction of drawing, when unstrung.In this type of string construction, the string is made from a single strand and, in addition to the middle serving, the ears are served as well.Especially light and weatherproof material from which slices can be cut.With this extremely strong and modern string material, the stretching behaviour of the string can be virtually eliminated.To stabilize the arrow during the flight, either natural or plastic feathers are usedWith this tool a uniform cutting of full length feathers is possibleThread winding at the tip of the feather to prevent the feather from lifting off and damaging the bow hand.Method of production of traditional strings. Mostly 6-fold feathered shaft which should slow down the flight after a few metres by its voluminous feathers.The American unit of weight Grain is the equivalent of 0.0648 grams and is decisive in archery.The correct grip in full draw is shown by the fact that it is possible for the shooter to open the fingers when angering. -Open grip-IFAA (International Field Archery Association)The American measuring unit inches (inch) is the equivalent of 2.54 cm and is decisive in all archery.This thread, which is glued into the shaft, is used to hold every kind of screw tips in arrow shafts.Shooting style in which the shooter does without technical and other aids. Particularly short, fast bows with mostly high draw weight.3D Animals are animal dummies with a near real look, which are made of a special foam.The total length of a bow is given in inchesIn order to enable the quietest shot possible, tufts of the most varied materials are woven into the string.A foundation that supports children, young people and schoolchildren and collects donations for them.Collection with various, high-quality leather items, which was dedicated to the DOA Foundation.Release of the string when shooting.A combination of a recurve bow and a longbow. The distance the arrows have from one another once they have hit the target.The release of the string without shooting an arrow.Arrowheads used for hunting and equipped with wide, sharp blades.A place where you can shoot on targets/3D targets with your bow.The guide feather is the feather that is attached to the arrow at a right angle to the nock groove.With a Nock Point Plier, the nockingpoint restrictor can easily be removed and clamped on again. The measuring arrow has no tip and is used to measure the draw length.A bundle with strips of leather, wool or fabric that can be used to clean dirty arrows.The bowstringer is a help for stringing the bow.Distance between the riser and the bowstring when a bow is fully drawn.Pictures of animals on paper that you can hang on your foam target.Modern version of the traditional bow.Closed take down system, which allows you as a customer a high quality and variability.A system which offers the possibility to combine all ILF risers with different ILF limbs.The BEARPAW Friends for Friends system allows you to earn points by showing us to your friends!To enable even beginners of archery a quick and successful start, there are starter sets for you to buy in our online store, which we have put together!Penthalon is the in-house brand of BEARPAW.The name Kill Tournament stands for a special competition of Henry Bodnik.A bow tip protector safely protects the end of the limb against scratching and damage.Handshock is the impact from the bow after an arrow is shot and the vibration that follows.The draw weight of a bow is given in this measurement unit.Unstringing means removing the string after using the bow.For the mediterranean draw, place the index finger above and the middle and ring finger below the arrow on the string.The leather tab is worn on the index, middle and ring finger.The Nightfire Nocks from BEARPAW light up after being shot.Arrow point is the name given to the tip of various types of arrows. The backstop net is intended to catch the arrows that are accidentally shot next to it, so that they do not get lost.