Welcome to Speedbows


The home for the fastest traditional and primitive bows in the world.  Put through REAL testing.  Where HIGH performance and HIGH quality meets FAIR prices.  I am an archer, a hunter and a professional bowyer specializing in high performance bow designs.  I have been told by many that I can get the best speeds out of a bow.  Achievable results by human hands.  Tapping into the peak performance that each bow has to offer.  A formula one race car has a top speed of over 200 mph, we all know this is true of the cars abilities…yet not every human if given the chance to take it for a spin could hit this speed, could they?  When they are testing for the cars top speed they do not take the result the slowest driver reached.  As a former race car driver/mechanic, I understand what it means to push something to the edge and perform at its peak.  My goal here is to demonstrate what the BOW is truly capable of…in capable hands.  I am an advocate for the bow.  While performing hundreds of tests these past few years, this has proven to be true 100% of the time.  To give a proper review of someone’s bow, you must first know from experience what you are talking about.  An “archer-only” cannot speak of bow design or materials used if they do not have this experience.  Just as a bowyer that does not like shooting bows, or does not hunt with bows cannot speak of how effective it is nor can you expect them to do proper speed testing.  I perform proper testing, a proper complete review of it’s design/build and as a bowyer, archer and hunter I can give the complete analysis of the bow.  I can cover its effectiveness in all situations whether it be target archery, hunting from ground, blind, stand, or combat archery.  I have shot every kind of traditional and primitive bow and all sizes.  I have used and worked with materials such as bamboo, wood, horn, sinew, bark, snakeskin, fish skin, rawhide, fiberglass, phenolic resin, carbon, and just about every glue imaginable.

I am seeking other bowyer’s that enjoy creating unique high performance tools and want someone like me to do a real test/review on their creation.  If you have created a bow that is unique, efficient and would like to sell them, I will help you promote it to the world.  My preference is light draw weight, super efficient bows.  It’s not all that difficult to make a heavy draw weight bow shoot some fast arrows, but if you can produce a lighter draw bow that can do the work of a heavy bow, I want to hear from you.
– Dave Mead, Professional Bowyer/Bow Tester  Contact me hereLearn more about me here.
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