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    Post by kenh Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:34 pm

    As a new guy, checking out the site for goodies, I've noticed a LOT of
    dead links.... well not necessarily dead links, but links that lead to
    sites/vendors etc that are no longer in business.

    Talisman Bows
    Olden Bolts
    Elk Ridge to name a few...



    FWIW.
    Jens Sensfelder, mentioned in several discussion as a builder of superior pros, will not ship to America. He says's there's too many hassles; even though I suggested not stringing the prod, and shipping it as a part for my Saab.

    I also discovered that the email address listed here and there for Hightower Crossbows is no longer valid.
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    Post by Geezer Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:55 pm

    Yes, sadly, my friend Jim Atwood of Olden Bolts (listed here as Silly Person) is no longer with us. He closed up his business and then he died. I however am still in business.
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    Post by chaz Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:48 pm

    Geezer,

    Thanks for mentioning that you are NEW WORLD ARBALEST. I had not put that together before,,,,,,,,,, Nice web- site.

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    Post by mac Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:37 pm

    Geezer,

    I grieve to hear of your friend's untimely death. Please extent my condolences to any who knew him.

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    Post by Geezer Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:45 pm

    Thanks Mac, it was hard on everybody who knew him... and hardest on Jim of course. He was a good friend and incredibly handy around the shop... an inveterate builder of jigs and finder of workable short-cuts to get things done better and faster. Now gone, alas. Geezer
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    Post by stoneagebowyer Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:08 pm

    Geezer, wasn't he involved here recently in some sort of web design or site optimization thing? Life really is fleeting, and it ends so quickly, no matter your age.

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    Post by Geezer Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:26 pm

    Yes, 'Silly Person' offered advice on means to access stuff on others' sites without overloading their band-width. Jim knew his computers coming and going. Geezer

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