The Slick Stick is a flatbow which combines the good characteristics of both a recurve and a longbow. According to Henry Bodnik, it is a close to perfect bow design. The Bodnik Bow limbs made of bamboo are a guarantor for the excellent features of this flatbow. Limbs made from bamboo convince by their enormous shooting performance and the soft drawing behavior. In combination with the Whisper String of Bearpaw Products, the Slick Stick is a quiet "whisperer" when it comes to throwing arrows and shows great performance.
The Slick Stick is made inGermany and has the Bodnik Bows warranty of 30 years.
- Bow length: 58 inches
- Draw weight: 15 - 55 lbs in 5 lbs steps
- Handle: American Black Walnut
- Limbs: Bamboo and Bearpaw Power Glas
- Tips: 1-layered Mycarta
- Handle: Pistol grip
- String: Whisper String
- Brace height: 7 1/4 inches
- Quality: Made in Germany
- Warranty: 30 years Bodnik Bows warranty
Posted by Mike on 20th Dec 2016
This is one of the best bows I have shot or owned. The construction and design is clean and very simple, the grip is small and fits into the hand very nicely, giving a repeatable grip, unlike other bows I have tried. The finish is excellent, the natural bamboo patterns showing under the clear glass is nice, and the glue lines between the different materials are clean. It doesn't have a highly polished finish but then that means it's less easy to mark. It shoots brilliantly, the bow is quiet, very smooth to draw, and with the bamboo limbs and teflex/deflex profile it seems very fast with my 45lb draw weight. The price seems a little low for what you get, probably helped because there are no exotic woods in the construction, just bamboo, walnut riser/grip, glass and micarta tips. Overall this bow is fantastic value, and when you add the 30 year warranty (amazing!) into the equation then it's a no brainer, especially as the warranty is automatically transferred to any future owners. In my case that's not an issue, I am keeping this one!
Posted by MGB on 19th Dec 2016
I have tried and owned a few bows, but this one is definitely one I will keep for the foreseeable future. The construction is quite simple, being made of walnut riser section, bamboo and glass covered limbs, and mycarta tips. The clear glass clearly shows the bamboo patterns underneath which adds to the elegant appearance. It has a beautifully shaped handle, fits so well into the palm of the hand, and somehow feels just right. As far as shooting it is concerned, it is so smooth to draw, no stacking at my 28" draw length, and quiet, very quiet, you don't need string silencers. The only downside to this bow is having to wait for delivery, as there is a waiting list at present. I'm not surprised with that, as the price seems low for a bow with so many good points. Oh, and it comes with a 30 year warranty, which is attached to the bow not the owner, so if you buy it from someone 29 years after it is manufactured you have 1 year warranty left on the bow - a 1 year total warranty is all you seem to get with every other manufacturer. That's incredible!