Following up Samick's compact SKB recurve design is its further updated and improved successor, the Mind-50. Although outwardly the bows appear to be nearly identical, this one has a subtle edge: a unified carbon core through the entire length of the bow.
Laminated between two good cuts of maple, the carbon core on this model bumps its handling up a notch. The Mind-50 proves to be appreciably smoother, quieter, and lower in shock than the SKB. To top it off, it's a bit faster.
Please be mindful of the bow's design and how it needs to be handled. Unlike a standard Western recurve, this bow has no cut-in shelf and is to be shot off the top of the hand.