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- Nice case Review by Scott Pankhurst
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Just bought one of these this week. I originally set out to buy a W&W ABS or Fivics Aegis case but both are essentially unobtainable at the moment due to supply issues.
The handles and latches feel solid, as are the wheels. I like the bumpers on the side of the case so it does not get scratched when placed on a table. The hinges have travel limiters so the lid will stand up by itself (YAY!!). There is no extendable handle, but I am 5'10" and the height is comfortable to wheel for me. The two halves of the case mate together tidily.
The inside is nicely finished. The separator panel is good with some useful pockets, and it doesn't feel flimsy. The velcro is good quality. I would rather see latches than velcro to keep the separator panel in place, personal preference. The velcro straps for the base are more than adequate length, although it would be nice if the ends went down to the case of the inside - not halfway up the sides.
The biggest disappointment is the foam for the arrow storage. It is only taped in place with double sided tape and is not terribly secure. The foam is long enough to stay in place due to being slightly longer than the inside of the lid, and the separator keeps it in place. I will be pulling the foam out and using the space for stabiliser storage, along with an arrow tube. A quiver will fit in there with no problems too.
The case is slightly smaller than a W&W, and having now seen both in person, I would advise people to go for the W&W. It's better and cheaper. However, this is still a nice case and it would do most people fine.
Pay no attention to Christopher Randle's comments - my full length Carbon Ones fit in fine, and the vast majority of archers are not tall enough to need full length arrows anyway. There are no foam inserts for a reason - they just take up space. Get some limb and riser socks and you will fit a lot more gear in.
(Posted on 8/11/13)
- Stylish and useful Review by Occula
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I'd been dragging my recurve in a hunting case through JFK and the New York subway system for a while, and I would get a lot of dirty looks from nervous passengers. Once I got the Shibuya in red, nobody bothered me again. Not only am I able to pack my take-down bow, arrows and accessories in this case, it doubles as a minimal suitcase, so when I travel across the country I only have to check one bag and avoid fees. The case rolls nicely without tipping, is well balanced and so far hasn't sustained any damage or cracking.
(Posted on 11/26/12)
- Do Not Buy Review by christopher randle
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Do not buy this recurve case. First of all there are no inserts in the case for your limbs or risers, second off all the velcro straps are absolutely useless. Third if you shoot full length arrows good luck trying to get them in the case. This is going to be returned as this was the worst purchase I have ever made in my life as a traditional shooter..
(Posted on 4/21/12)