Malachite Hybrid Longbow 62" by Jackalope - Made in Germany

5.00 out of 5
(2 customer reviews)

$429.00

or 4 fortnightly payments of $107.25 with Afterpay More info

Fantastic hybrid longbow with exciting colours and awesome specifications. A great bow for beginners and advanced archers alike.

Included: Bow, string, fur shelf rest.

Comes with 2 Year Warranty – see T&Cs for details.

Clear

Ready to Shoot Setup

Protect yourself from "limb twist" with a Bow Stringer:

Bow Stringer Traditional

Protect your bow from twisted limbs! A thick leather pocket and thick leather saddle will hold your bow secure while you string it.

Description

Jackalope Malachite Hybrid – The Modern Longbow

We’re proud to introduce the German archery brand Jackalope to New Zealand. Jackalope has been crafting fantastic longbows with renowned German quality since 2016 and has gained a global reputation quickly. As a trademark feature they name all bows after gemstones that reflect their modern designs, colours and the desired heart and feel of the bow.

The Malachite series was the first bow series made by Jackalope and is to this day an excellent choice for beginners and advanced archers alike – receiving raving 5* reviews all across Europe.

What is so good about this bow?

The Malachite is a fast but forgiving bow – making this a wonderful bow for first time archers and experienced archers alike. A deep cut arrow shelf makes arrow selection easy as it accepts a wider variety in spine. Needle thin tips reduce unnecessary weight, eliminate all hand-shock and make this bow fast. It has a hand-made Flemish twist string – rare in this price range – making it quieter and more precise. The Dymondwood gives it a bit of weight and adds to overall stability in the shot. The beautiful green tint makes it special and really – what could be a better colour for New Zealand?

When you take this bow into your hands you feel the excellent quality and craftsmanship. When you pull it for the first time you experience a super smooth draw as the reflex-deflex design gives it a lot of pre-tension. When you shoot it for the first time you will be surprised by the speed, accuracy and overall stability. And with it’s 62″ length it reduces any stacking and makes it less nervous – we shot light and heavy arrows form it with ease. It’s also suitable for up to 32″ draw, great for anyone with long arms.

This bow is famous in Europe and one of the most sold Hybrid Longbows.

The Design

Archers love nature and Jackalope wants to craft bows that are the perfect companion for this. The green-black dymondwood  of the riser, the light coloured maple layers of the limbs and the black fibre-glass form a perfect unit. The Malachite is named after the gemstones wonderful and unique green-black colour which is dominating in the riser.

The Features

At first glance this is a modern longbow – but with 62″ it’s a little too short. This is a classical feature of a modern hybrid: Shorter bows are made possible by designing longbows with much greater reflex-deflex design. This results in a more compact bow, with a smooth draw, high arrow speed and next to no vibrations. And yet the string doesn’t touch the limbs but only the tips.

Material

Riser: Dymondwood

Limbs: Maple with Black Power-Fibre Glass

Tips: Bakelite – Fast Flight Compatible

String: Flemish Twist Dacron

Technical Specifications

Bow length: 62″

Draw weights: 30# to 55# in 5lbs increments

Recommended Brace Height: 8 – 8.5″

String: Flemish Twist Dacron included, Fast Flight Compatible

Hand: Available in right and left hand

Maximum draw length: 32″

Included: Bow, string, fur shelf rest

Comes with 2 Year Warranty – see T&Cs for details.

 

You can test all our bows in person

Get in touch and schedule a visit to test your dream bow on our range at Archery Park Nelson.

Additional information

Weight 0.64 kg
Dimensions 157.5 cm
Draw Hand

,

Draw Weight

, , , , ,

Bow Length

Colour

,

Maximum Recommended Draw Length

How To Select a Bow

Buying your first bow:

If you’re about to buy your first bow you should consider a few things.

1. Start with a low draw weight bow

Archery is a very unique way of using your muscles. Nothing will have prepared you for this. So your muscles and more importantly tendons need to be trained to cope with the stress of pulling and holding back the string. If your bow is too strong very bad posture will become a habit: things like not having a definitive anchor point in your face, head tilted too far backwards or forwards, back leaning backwards, bad release etc. It also increases the risk of injuring your shoulder. Your muscles will build up faster than your tendons, so keep practicing good form with this bow for a month longer than you think you need to before you go up in draw weight.

All adults will be comfortable with 20# and most will be with 25# – our Red Ranger longbow and Beginner Black Hunter are available in those draw weights. If you’re fit and regular work out than 30# should still be fine. The official DOC Hunting draw weight is now only 35# – they too realised that precision beats power.

2. Find out if you need a Right or Left Hand Bow

Find out which one is your dominant eye. This will determine if you will be a right or left hand shooter and if you need a Right or Left Hand Bow (this is counterintuitive, so read on before you order!).

Right Hand Bow: A right hand archer holds the bow in the left hand and pulls the string with the right hand. The arrow will therefore be lined up under the right eye so they can look along the arrow towards the target. The arrow passes the bow handle on the left for right hand bows.

Left Hand Bow: A left hand archer holds the bow in the right hand and pulls the string with the left hand. The arrow will therefore be lined up under the left eye so they can look along the arrow towards the target. The arrow passes the bow handle on the right for left hand bows.

This video explains how to work out which of your eyes is dominant:

Most people when they are right handed are also right eye dominant and vice versa. However a few people are what is called cross-dominant. It is extremely advisable to practice archery according to your eye dominance. So if you’re right handed, but left eye dominant, then you should shoot a left hand bow. I have seen first hand what the difference is when I trained with a good female archer who was cross-dominant but didn’t know about it. Her scores in tournaments were always good, but when we started training with a left hand bow and after she got used to it her scores were off the chart. She shot a simple primitive wooden bow, but her scores made other women in the Recurve class jealous.

3. Get a Bow Stringer

A bow stringer is a useful tool to string your bow and protecting your bow limbs from becoming permanently twisted or damaged. It’s worth the investment and in our opinion totally required for bows with strong recurves like the Black Hunter Recurve. Our Bow Stringer Pro is great, strong and affordable. Nearly every archery store on this planet (ours included) will not warranty twisted limbs if no bowstringer was used.

4. Invest in a good Shooting Glove or Tab

I still use my second glove, it’s now 14 years old. It’s worth the investment! It should fit like a second skin. I like to buy mine one number too small. We got a great rang available that we all tested thoroughly.

5. Get help with your Arrows

Every stick makes a bow, but an arrow is hard work. The arrow needs to fit the bow and you. And it’s a complex system. Even the most basic arrow shaft information, the spine, comes in various ways depending if it’s a wooden, carbon or aluminium shaft. Carbon arrows need also to be splined and they are difficult to lengthen at home. The weight of the arrow tip has as much influence on arrow flight as the type and lengths of feathers. And the length of the arrow has big influence on the dynamic spine. Ask someone to check your nocking point too. If your heads spins by now, just follow my advice and get help – ideally from us!

Oh, and don’t buy an arrow set of Alibaba until you really know what you’re doing AND you can check you got what you ordered at home.

6. Get an Armguard

An armguard is not just to protect you from stringslap ( a hit of the string on the forearm, common on longbows). It can also protect you from serious injuries when anything goes wrong with your arrow, arrow nock or string.

2 reviews for Malachite Hybrid Longbow 62″ by Jackalope – Made in Germany

  1. 5 out of 5

    Ant (verified owner)

    Verified reviewVerified review - view originalExternal link

    Beautiful bow, as soon as you hold it you know you’ve got something pretty special!
    True German quality and it is incredible to shoot, fast, accurate and quiet. Can’t rate this bow high enough, absolutely love it.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Pablo (verified owner)

    Verified reviewVerified review - view originalExternal link

    Always is a pleasure trade with Archery Park. Very good service, 1° quality products and good advice. My malachite hybrid is beautiful and accurate. I’m using that bow very often for hunting. Very precise bow. Light and powerful.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.

Cancel

In Stock in NZ

"In Stock" items are here in our store ready to ship - otherwise we pay you $10!

2 Year Warranty

We provide a minimum of 2 years warranty on all our products!  

Afterpay and CCs

Credit Card and Afterpay accepted over our secure payment systems.

NZ Wide Courier

NZ wide - no matter what you order, we always send a tracking link to you.