Mircea Doda is an experienced compound archer, and one of the most successful in the Compound Bowhunter limited class. He contacted us only a couple of weeks ago as he wanted to try out our Penthalon Hunter Extreme shafts. The Hunter Extreme shafts are very robust and accurate. After his first reall try out with the new shafts he was immediately confident that he had chosen the right equipment to shoot at high level competitions and in other extreme shooting conditions.
The Penthalon Hunter Extreme are the shafts of choice for our own Henry Bodnik who has proven their worth at many tests and events around the globe.
The last few years Mircea has been a compound archer who was always present on the podiums of the biggest archery championships..
- 2nd place European Championship France 2014
- 2nd place Indoor European Championship San Marino 2014
- 3rd place World Bowhunter Championship Hungary 2015
- 2nd place European Bowhunter Championship Austria 2016
From 24.06. – 02.07.2016 in Saalbach Hinterglemm – Austria the European Bowhunter Championship took place, an event with more than 1600 participants. Mircea Doda was there for Bearpaw Products with our Hunter Extreme Carbon Shafts.
Mircea Doda told us…
“it was a very difficult competition because of the high level of archers who competed and also because of the extreme weather conditions.
The contest took place at an altitude of over 1800m where the weather surprised everbody frequently. From strong sunshine to heavy rain and strong wind. I was glad to see that even in extreme conditions up in the mountains the Hunter Extreme shafts acted in an exemplary fashion. Im absolutely astounded at the accuracy and the stability of these shafts. Just like in a real hunting situations as their name suggests: Bearpaw Penthalon Hunter Extreme. Mircea was very impressed about their stability and accuracy. I must state right here that the qulity of the Penthalon Hunter Extreme Carbon Shafts helped me on my way to the podium.” (Mircea Doda silver medal winner)
We also received a short report from Udo who was the gold medal winner in the Compound Bowhunter limited class. He describes what a tough competition it was and how close a fight it was with Mircea.
“It was always going to be difficult, I knew that, nothing to do but go for it! The first day was very promising and I was pleased with my small lead, however this melted away on the next day rather than me pulling ahead. But already it was becoming clear that it would be a tough battle between myself and Mircea Doda, my toughest competitor. On the third day the “rainy double Hunter”, Mircea really stepped up the pace. My lead had dwindled to nothing and then I was trailing behind. Only once the rain had stopped could I pull myself together, eliminate the lead and start to pull ahead again to prevent any further damage. Hubertus unfortunately had a really bad fall but could thankfully carry on. The last day I was really nervous, I was really having kittens! But then came the fantastic “blue course” at the end of the valley, in the sunshine and a perfect day with spectacular targets. Hopefully someone has a picture of the chamois on the rocks, my god that was awesome! Mircea, you bald headed son of a Romanian pixie… my friend, you really pushed us to our absolute best performances. What a superb fight we had. Many many thanks for a hard but very fair competition. The final results looked more clear than they actually were and dont reflect how close things were. Big thanks also to Hubertus and Manfred, it was really great to get to know you. Also thanks to Sami our fair “concience” who decided the tough scoring between Doda and myself, Alessandro, also fair as always but as always his own toughest competitor. Until we meet again my friends. Until then… keep on fighting!”
(Udo Gold medal winner)
Henry Bodnik and all of the team at Bearpaw would like to send their congratulations to Mircea Doda. and our thanks for using Penthalon Hunter Extreme carbon shafts. We are sure you will have more wins and more medal in the future!
The Penthalon Hunter Extreme shafts are available from all good Bearpaw dealers or direct from the Bearpaw Shop.
This will take you to the carbon shafts as used by Mircea Doda