Bear Archery Pushes Up Release Date of Long Draw Kuma

Bear Archery announced the launch of the Kuma LD, an all-new compound bow in the 2018 lineup. Originally planned for a later date, overwhelming consumer demand has accelerated the release of another Bear Legends Series™ bow. The Kuma LD is included in Bear’s Legend Series™, an exclusive dealer-only line of five ultra-competitive compound bows, and will be offered at a retail price of $899.99.

A big brother to the 2018 Kuma, the LD features a longer draw length range of 27” to 32” for archers with draw lengths exceeding those previously available with the Kuma. The Kuma LD will be available in two versions – 45-60 lbs. and 55-70 lbs. peak draw weight. In addition to the Kuma LD, the Kuma, previously available in only the 55-70 lbs., will now be available in a 45-60 lbs. version.

“Our original plan was to launch line extensions on the Kuma model at a future date,” says Dave Parker, Archery General Manager, “but based on the amount of feedback we heard, we decided to change our plans, move these launches forward and give the Bear consumers what they were asking for from us.”

The Kuma LD offers the best of both worlds bringing together speed and shootability. The EAZ  hybrid cam system launches arrows at 330 feet per second, features a smooth draw, and a high-level of forgiveness with an 80% let off. The Kuma LD will be available Nov. 1.

Featuring the Bear Cage machining technique, the rigid 1″ thick forged riser has been strategically “hollowed out” to lighten the load – yet still prevents side-to-side flex for improved accuracy. The bow has a Roller HingeGuard System to reduce lateral torque and friction. The Max Preload Quad Limbs were designed to evenly distribute load across the entire limb system for maximum strength at key stress points during and after release. The Kuma LD also offers the newly-designed, sleeker, low-profile SonicStops™ string recoil suppressors and the ShockWaves limb dampening system to reduce vibration and noise.

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Founded by the iconic father of modern archery, Fred Bear in 1933 with the intention of bringing archery to the masses, Bear Archery® continues to produce legendary bows with the same focus on reliability and technology while maintaining its rich heritage of innovative leadership, quality products, and family values. Bear Archery is a division of Escalade Sports. For information on Bear Archery, its products, brands, instruction manuals, retailers, warranty, replacement parts, or customer service, please call 1-800-694-9494 or visit


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