Making of Kassai Phoenix bow
This bow is made in Hungary in Kassai Lajos workshop.
Kassai Lajos is the origin of the sport we practice. More than 30 years ago, he has started his rediscovery and updating of ancestral techniques.
He invented a technique allowing him to shoot almost 1 arrow / second. He then invented competition rules, the “Original Kassai System” which is today one of the most practiced competition in the world of Horse Archery.
During his research of technique, he must have created the right equipment. Difficult to play football with a rugby ball! 😀
That’s why if you are using his technics, his bows are the best you could find ! But they are also used with several other technics included thumb shooting. And even by foot archers without fast shooting technics. Simply because they are good bows ! 🙂
About the Phoenix model
The Phoenix represents a big evolution in the horse archery bows. It mixes old and modern materials.
If you compare this bow to the Kassai Falcon, the overall shape has evolved slightly. Nothing very visible but some small details can have a big influence. The big change is in the siyahs. Goodbye to the historical side but the gain in performance is not negligible!
With the Phoenix, the arrow speed is higher than the Falcon when testing at the same strength of course.
But the biggest advantage is in the vibrations. Well adjusted, it makes no noise at the start of the arrow. It’s a pleasure to shoot with!
About the sizes
When you choose your model, you will have the choice of size and strength. You will find below the detail of the sizes.
String length : 125 cm
Strength measured at 28″
Max draw : 30″
String length: 138cm
Strength measured at 30″
Max draw : 33″