ANTUR Artus Opal - 65" - 16-55 lbs - Take Down Recurve bow
Many myths entwine themselves around the stone to which the Artus Opal owes its name. Opal means precious stone, which is why many tried their luck in search of it.
The arrow-fast Take Down Recurve Artus Opal convinces with powerful performance and especially calm shooting behaviour. Its powerful riser is made of robust Black Ebony replica and brown opal replica. It provides for optimal shooting stability and perfect alignment of the bow. Thanks to its 3-point fixation it is absolutely twist-proof.
Artus is perfectly suited for a very long draw and fulfils all requirements to be approved as a tournament bow conforming to the rules. Due to the most precise manufacturing technology, the Artus middle pieces and limb fit together perfectly and can be combined with each other as desired. The oiled surface creates a velvety feel. It is simply fun to stroke over it with your hand and shoot it.
The brand ANTUR stands for best quality. With bows that are 100% made in Europe and are designed for highest performance. They convince optically and haptically by oiled surfaces and silky gloss.
Available as right- or left-hand model.
Bow length: 65 inch
Draw weight: 16-55 lbs in 3 lbs steps
Weight: approx. 1,150 kg
Riser: Replica black ebony & Replica opal
Limb core: CNC taped solid bamboo laminates for more accuracy
Laminate limb: Black glass
Antur Speed Tips: for less hand shock (harder & lighter than Micarta)
Recommended arrow weight: 8.5 gn/lbs (Draw weight of the bow)
Recommended brace height: 7.5 to 8 inches
String: FastFlight capable
Scope of delivery:
FastFlight string (matching the draw weight of the bow)
Antur fleece wrap
String holder Antur
Tip protection clear
Determination of the draw hand
The draw hand is the hand that pulls the string. This means that a right-hand bow is held in the left hand and pulled out with the right hand.
The determination of the personal draw hand has far less to do with whether one is left or right-hand than one might initially assume. Rather, it is a matter of determining the dominant eye. The dominant eye is used for targeting. This automatically results in the draw hand.
The term "dominant eye" refers to the eye the visual information of which superimposes everything. If a shooter would try to aim with the other eye, he would have to pinch the dominant eye.
There are two ways to determine the dominant eye: On the one hand, it is the eye that is generally preferred, for example when looking through the viewfinder of a camera, through the spyhole or similar situations. On the other hand, there is a small exercise with which the dominant eye can be determined beyond doubt:
- The arms are stretched out and with thumb and index fingers of both hands, a triangle is formed.
- The triangle is used to target a small target, such as a power socket or a cabinet knob. This object is focused.
- The hands are now slowly moved towards the face without the target being taken out of focus.
- The triangle of thumb and index fingers will automatically incline to one half of the face and the dominant eye will lie within it.
If eye and hand dominance do not match, the bow should still be selected according to eye dominance. The arms can easily be trained on the new draw hand, the eye cannot.
More information about the choice of the right bow type, the right draw weight and the right arrows can be found here: