The Blackbrook Hunter was on the list of bows I planned to buy at some point and so I was very excited to be in a position to make a bow using the actual Blackbrook Hunter bow form. The design is many years old but it's hard to better. I did have a play with the recipe in making this bow and stretched it an inch to 61". The result is a 42lb @ 28" very swift recurve. The force draw curve is fantastic, and braced correctly it starts off heavy but pschologically seems to ease off as you draw it. Shooting 420 grained arrows I was getting over 190fps with the chronometer.