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.
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.
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.
Limbs: Maple with Black Power-Fibre Glass
Tips: Bakelite – Fast Flight Compatible
String: Flemish Twist Dacron
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.