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DRAKE ARCHERY ELITE Black Bird - 60" - 20-50 lbs - Hybrid bow
DRAKE's Black Bird is a successful combination of the ultra-modern material Dymondwood and natural bamboo wood, enhanced by black fiberglass laminates.
Dymondwood is an innovative material, consisting of several layers of wood, which are connected with epoxy resin to form a highly stable material. This combination allows a completely new design of the riser and creates an absolutely unique look with slim, almost filigree forms. The grip area is particularly ergonomically shaped and allows the bow to fit comfortably in the hand. Technically speaking, however, this material also offers a number of advantages: It absorbs vibrations and allows faster, more even shooting. The limbs are a multi-layer construction made of a core of bamboo wood and reinforcing fiberglass layers.
Black Bird - Your new companion at the parcours
The DRAKE ARCHERY ELITE Black Bird is your perfect companion at the parcours. The blackbird is considered one of the most agile birds in Europe´s latitudes. Native to dense coniferous forests, it travels most of its distance on foot and not by flying, and is not slowed down by unpleasant terrain either. And this is exactly what you can expect from the Black Bird. Ultra-compact and thanks to its low weight, it will prove to be the best partner in the terrain. Even challenging targets are no problem with it at all.
But just as the blackbird that is conquering more and more urban habitats, your Black Bird does not have to be limited to the parcours. It is not only very agile and compact, but also super powerful.
ELITE - The best ones from DRAKE Archery
Good things can be done even better! - DRAKE Archery is pursuing this ambition and with the ELITE series releases bows, limbs and risers onto the market that are unparalleled in their price segment. High quality workmanship as well as modern materials and an appealing design come together to create recurve- and hybrid bows with a high quality standard without losing track of the price-performance ratio.
As an expression of confidence in its own quality, DRAKE Archery offers a 10-year warranty* on all its bows from the ELITE series. What are you waiting for? Convince yourself of DRAKE Archery.
Available as right- or left-handed model.
Bow length: 60 in.
Draw weight (in 5 lbs increments): 20-45 lbs
Recommended brace height: 8 inches
Maximum draw length: 31 inch
Tips: Fast Flight suitable
Material (riser): Dymondwood
Material (limbs): fibreglass laminate, bamboo core
Weight: approx. 440g
*Warranty conditions: To the original purchaser, DRAKE Archery grants a 10-year warranty against breakage and delamination. The warranty applies to all first-time buyers who are resident within the EU. The warranty excludes wearing parts and damage caused by incorrect use. The warranty is fulfilled by replacement or repair of the bow. The legal warranty rights remain unaffected by this warranty and apply independently of it.
Warrantor: BSW Handels GmbH | DRAKE Archery | Demminer Str. 32 | 17389 Anklam.
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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: