to the Valin Archery Bows site. My name
and I have been making, upon request,
since 1992, "Valin"
bows, the name given
to the magnificent mountain range in front
of my home. I make these unique pieces
according to the selections and specifications
of my clients. The creation of my bows
are the result of many years of experience
and noted obversations since my beginings
as a bow hunter in 1978. Actual experiences
in all possible situations such as rain,
snow, heat and extreme cold weather. Trained
as a Bow Shooting instructor with the
de Tir à
l'arc du Québec (FTAQ)
in 1980, Bow Hunting
instructor with National
Bowhunter Education Foundation (NBEF)
and the (PESCOF)
program at the Fédération
Québécoise de la Faune (FQF)
in 1981, owner of an Archery Pro Shop
from 1983 until 1996, member of the Club
des Archers de Chicoutimi
since 1978, have all certainly helped
me understand the typical needs of the
exclusive design with proven durability,
bows cast heavyweight arrows with assertive
speed, thus producing a great penetration
effect. These bows, balanced and of a
superb quality, will become a natural
extension of your arm along with comfortable
ease of motion. All of my bows are fully
hand crafted and designed for shelf shooting.
They are available in a satin finish,
thus eliminating the need for camouflage,
or in a gloss finish.
preference is that of a longer bow, the
shortest of my bows are 60" and the longest
are 70". A longer bow has a much smoother
draw and is more stable when shooting.
A shorter bow is at times slightly faster
however, they have a tendency of squeezing
the fingers at the anchor point resulting
in a distorted release. A longer bow with
a slightly larger brace height will always
give the archer a smooth, precise and
interference free shot.
do not use any stains on the wood as nothing
can compare to the rich, natural colors
of the wood along with the harmony of
its lines. Today, everything seems to
lean toward the artificial and imitations
but at "Valin", only the true,
natural color of wood is used.
The wood choices available offer you the
possibility to create a combination of
different colors on the handle and tip
overlays of your
bow. (See the Order
"Procedure to follow
in choosing your wood").
our bows are signed and personalised with
archers name on it. They also come with
a dacron B-50 Flemish bowstring.