Bamboo Backing Strips

Our bamboo is the highest quality Moso bamboo available for bow making.


When we cut our bamboo strips to length, we use reference blanks for optimal node placement. This Moso bamboo has an average of 12" spacing between the nodes.


We provide our bamboo in a variety of options, from raw split planks, to planed flat and ready to glue-up.  The new pricing options for ordering multiple backing strips provides you with a better price, the more you order.


Check back often, as we will be adding a number of bamboo backed bow making products, including Ipe, yew and osage belly laminations.

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Bamboo Backing Strip - Raw - 2" x 72"

This is our standard bamboo backing strip. When we say Raw, we mean that the strip/slat is not planed flat on the inner surface, rather it has the raw, cancave inner surface, just as it grows. They are seasoned 1-2 years. Measure 2" wide by 72" long and are 1/4" to 11/32" in thickness. If you need a bamboo backing strip longer than 72", see below for an extra long option.

 

Use the drop down menu below to selecct quantity. 


Single Strip            $14.50          

2 Pack                    $26.00            $13.00 each

3 Pack                    $36.00            $12.00 each

4 Pack                    $44.00            $11.00 each

5 Pack                    $50.00            $10.00 each

10 Pack                  $90.00            $9.00 each

20 Pack                  $160.00          $8.00 each

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An example of our bamboo backing in service; a bamboo backed yew bow. This bow was voted June 2015 Backed Bow of the Month by Primtive Archer Magazine Readers.

Shippig Rates


Shipping Rates for entire website. These are domestic Shipping rates. The amount of shipping charged is shown on the right for various ranges of total purchase amount. We ship most packages via USPS Priority Mail 2-3 business day delivery. Oversized packages typically ship Via USPS Parcel Select 3-7 Business Days.

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Bamboo Backing Strip - Ready to Glue-up

These ready to glue-up Bamboo backing strips are planed and sanded flat on the belly to achieve an even taper from mid-section to tips. They are ready to glue-up to your core. They come in several styles to cover popular bamboo backed bow designs. We are sorry, but we do not offer mutliple quantity discounts for the ready to glue-up bamboo backing strips.


Use the drop down menu below to select the style of ready to glue-up bamboo backing strips.


Flatbow - Ready to glue-up - 1.5" x 72"           $32

Longbow - Ready to glue-up  - 1.25" x 74"      $32

Warbow - Ready to glue-up - 1.5" x 84"           $44



Styles/Bow Design

Details of the Ready to Glue-up Styles/Bow Design


Flatbow - 1.5" x 72" - These are wider near the handle (~1.5") and tapering in both thickness and width to the tips (~1"). They are 72" long and can be trimmed in length to suite your needs. Thickness varies from crown to edges and from middle to tips from 3/16" to 1/8". These are for pyramid or slightly parallel limb longbows and recurves.


Longbow - 1.25" x 76" - These are roughly the same width (1.25") the entire length (76"). Thickness varies from crown to edges and from middle to tips from 3/16" to 1/8". These are great for building a simple bamboo backed longbow of common lengths and draw weights


Warbow - 1.5" x 84" - These are long (84") and wide (1.5"). They do taper in width slighlty towards the tip.  Thickness varies from crown to edges and from middle to tips from 1/4" to 3/16". They are slightly higher in price due to oversize shipping fees. These are for heavy warbow stlye longbow builds.

Extra Long Bamboo Backing Strip - Raw - 2" x 86"

This is a long (84") version of our popular standard bamboo backing strip. When we say Raw, we mean that the strip/slat is not planed flat on the inner surface, rather it has the raw, cancave inner surface, just as it grows. They are seasoned 1-2 years. Measure 2" wide by 84" long and are 1/4" to 11/32" in thickness. The prices of the Extra Long Bamboo Backing strips include an oversized shipping fee, that is why they are priced more than the standard.

 

Use the drop down menu below to selecct quantity. 


Single Strip            $19.50          

2 Pack                    $36.00            $18.00 each

3 Pack                    $51.00            $17.00 each

4 Pack                    $64.00            $16.00 each

5 Pack                    $75.00            $15.00 each

10 Pack                  $130.00          $13.00 each

20 Pack                  $220.00          $11.00 each

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Testimonials

I have ordered bamboo strips from you for quite some time, and I have to say that every time I am very impressed.  You are the only company that prepares the bamboo backing strips to a standard that I would classify as "the proper way".  I have ordered from __________ before, but their bamboo was not consistent, and the supposedly "flattened" part of the bamboo had hills and valleys and did not make for a proper glue-up for a "ready to glue-up" bamboo strip.  Thank you for your service so far.  I can honestly tell you that I will always order bamboo strips from you, as you are the best in my opinion!

-Dustin Hellen

I received the bamboo strips this afternoon and I have to tell you I am very pleased. These are going to make some amazing bows. Prices, product and service all go above and beyond. You can be sure that as soon as im done with these bows I will be ordering more. Thanks again.

-Dustin Black

Just wanted to send thanks to you.I recently ordered a piece of planed bamboo. I was surprised to see a "raw" piece of bamboo used as a shipping backer.

..BONUS!!
Might be cheaper than a box for ya and all..but a lot more useful to me. lol Both pieces arrived in good condition.
In case you'd like to know, I found you by looking in the sponsor classifieds on Tradgang.
Your prices seemed too good to be true.
This order was mostly a tester order..I'M HAPPILY SURPRISED!
I have already described the quality and the price to a couple guys that use boo backings on tradgang.
..maybe you'll pick up some more orders.
When I'm in need of more you'll get the call.
Thank you again!
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John Kelley
I bought 3 bamboo backing blanks from you a few weeks back. 
Your product is EXCELLENT. All blanks are easily centered and the nodes match up very well. You don't always get bamboo of that quality. I can tell you select special for bow making.
I'm glad I found you. You have a lot of other products I use often and will order more from you.
-Nick Powers