Old hands with new bones is our way of looking at the iterative synchronization of engineering data with manufacturing realities. Is the design of a bow the defining factor of its performance? Strangely enough, it isn't. It's how the limbs, the riser, the cams, the strings, the components are built. Over three decades we have observed the product failures of the famous archery brands as they insist on price as the bottom line. This attitude towards mass production leads to a decrease in the quality of archery products. Ek Archery Research resists this trend through a iterative manufacturing process that involves our fabrication teams through several stages of design, in order to correct problems as they appear. As prototypes emerge from the design process, these are subjected to the input of end-users. Trends amongst users are analyzed, and products redesigned. Great bows come into being and are assembled through the Acumen of our Workshop Masters.