About 20+ years ago, I imported a Darton bow to
South Africa. Very few shops sold bows and everyone laughed at my
radical notion of hunting with a bow. Bowhunting as a form of sport
hunting was still illegal in Namibia at that time - except, of
course, for the San bushmen.
With my new bow, I shot the first animal ever shot
by a white man with a modern bow in Namibia. Our hunt was on Vrede
(Peace), Oom Soon’s farm near Otjiwarongo. I still remember shooting
that warthog like it was yesterday: me and my friend Danes dancing
like crazy people around the dead warthog. The proof that animal can
be hunted with a bow caused no small commotion among rifle hunters.
At that time, bowhunting was in it’s infancy in
South Africa. Aspiring bowhunters knew about other bows but nobody
knew what a Darton bow was way back then.
They certainly think differently now. Darton has brought out
their next trophy killer - and the reaction from bowhunters has been
"Whoa." "Dang." "Man." "Can I shoot it again?" "That
Darton’s Sales Manager Ted Harpham often hears these
common responses as archers grab and shoot Darton’s New Pro 3500S.
whole look of the Pro Series bows from Darton has changed, and the
3500S is leading the way in looks, speed and overall performance,"
The riser has a sleek, sexy appearance with more
curves than a mountain road while maintaining the strength and
durability archer’s demand. Although it features a narrower grip
area, the Pro 3500S still has the "Darton" feel the loyalist love.
The biggest cause for the oohs and ahhs comes from
Darton’s new laminated limbs, manufactured by Barnsdale Archery,
powering the newest CPS G2 - 2.5 Cam designed by Rex Darlington.
"The new Cam and Mach -1 Laminated Limbs have
allowed the Pro 3500S to achieve IBO speeds out of the box of 338 –
343 feet-per-second. Darton advertises IBO Rating Velocity, no
smoke, no mirrors," Harpham stated.
Pro 3500S has an axle-to-axle length of 33 13/16" and a 6" brace
height. You don’t need a bow press to change draw lengths that range
from 25"– 30".