Jackalope Moonstone Hybrid – Mysterious and Fascinating
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 Moonstone was the 2nd series by Malachite as there was high demand for a very short, fast and snappy bow in dark colours.
What is so good about this bow?
The Moonstone is a very fast and stunning looking bow. It likes a heavier arrow to deal with its speed – making this a wonderful bow for 3D archery or any use in the bush. It has a deep cut arrow shelf that makes arrow selection easy as it accepts a wider variety in spine. Needle thin tips shed unnecessary weight and give extra speed. It has a hand-made Flemish twist string – rare in this price range – making it very quiet. The Dymondwood adds weight and provides stability. The beautiful black grey tint of the riser demonstrates quality and efficiency.
When you take this bow into your hands you feel the excellent quality and craftsmanship. When you string it you will be surprised by the energy that is stored in the pre-tensioning process. When you shoot it for the first time you will be surprised by the speed and accuracy.
The Moonstone wants to be tamed with a heavier arrow and demands a bit more control from the archer – but in return will reward you with speed, precision and a being very short and portable traditional longbow.
The Moonstone has a very elegant design, with a dark-grey, nearly black, colour that still shows the wood grain. The Moonstone gem is said to reduce emotional stress and to support intuition and focus – all important mental skills in archery. Innovative black and grey dymondwood absorbs vibrations and ensures fast and balanced shooting. High quality maple core limbs are combined with black power-fibre glass for even more stability and excellent performance.
At first glance this is a modern longbow – but with 60″ it’s very 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 – Fastflight compatible
String: Flemish Twist Dacron
Bow length: 60″
Draw weights: 30# to 55# in 5lbs increments
Recommended Brace Height: 8.5″ – 9″
String: Flemish Twist Dacron included, Fast Flight Compatible
Hand: Available in right and left hand
Maximum draw length: 30″
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.