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Colourful start into the new (archery) year
The new Take Down Recurve series from Drake brings colour into the dark season.
With the Take Down Riva bow, DRAKE ARCHERY has more than succeeded in making a colourful start to the new year. Bow is not 100% correct, it is rather a small bow series.
The riser of the Riva is available in five different colours: Fern - a rich green, Truffle - a wonderfully warm brown tone, Midnight - a deep dark blue, Plum - an exciting violet and Hibiscus - an exciting combination of deep blue and mystical violet. Visually, the riser captivates with the expressive contrast of the central strip of deep black Drake stable wood, which is framed by the particularly delicate Dymondwood in beautiful colour variations.
The riser owes its slightly higher weight to the combination of Drake stable wood and Dymondwood. A slightly higher weight in the middle section has several advantages. It makes the grip significantly more torsion-resistant, which in turn increases precision and almost completely eliminates possible hand shock.
The grip is completed by high-quality limbs with a high-performance bamboo core and an inlay made of black stable wood, which is covered with satin black power glass. The RIVA limbs offer everything you would expect from high quality limbs: good stability, excellent throwing performance and of course tips that are also suitable for Fast Flight strings.
Both the riser and the limbs are available in two lengths. The slim, ergonomic riser is available in 15 and 17 inches. In combination with the limbs in medium and long, this results in bow lengths of 60, 62 and 64 inches. A special feature here is that there are two ways to configure the 62 inch long bow: either with the 17 inch riser and the Medium limbs or with the 15 inch riser and the Long limbs. The latter option is perfect for archers with a long draw who still prefer a shorter bow.
Its compact size and wide range of draw weights make the RIVA an incredibly versatile bow for archers of all skill levels. At 20 lbs, it is the perfect companion for teenagers and petite women. With up to 60 lbs, it is equally suitable for advanced shooters looking for maximum throwing power in 3D shooting.
All in all, this is a more than successful bow that leaves nothing to be desired in terms of both looks and performance. Particularly noteworthy are the immaculately crafted tips, which emerge absolutely seamlessly from the limbs.
ELITE - The best from DRAKE ARCHERY
Good things can be made even better! - DRAKE ARCHERY follows this claim and brings with the ELITE series bows, limbs and risers on the market, which are unparalleled in their price segment. High-quality workmanship as well as modern materials and an appealing look come together here to create recurve and hybrid bows with a high quality standard without losing sight of the price-performance ratio.
As an expression of confidence in its own quality, the DRAKE ARCHERY brand grants a 10-year warranty* on all its registered bows of the ELITE series. What are you waiting for? Convince yourselves of DRAKE ARCHERY.
- Bow length
- 60 inches
- 62 inches | Medium
- 62 inches | Long
- 64 inches
- Draw weight
- 20-60 lbs (in 5 lbs increments).
- Brace height
- 60 inches: 8,0 - 8,5 inches
- 62 inches | Medium: 8,0 - 8,5 inches
- 62 inches | Long: 8,0 - 8,5 inches
- 64 inches: 8,0 - 8,5 inches
- Max. Draw length:
- 60 inches: 28,5 inches
- 62 inches | Medium: 30 inches
- 62 inches | Long: 31 inches
- 64 inches : 31 inches
- Minimum arrow weight (grain per lbs draw weight of the bow): 5 gr/lbs
- Length of riser / limbs
- 60 in: 15 inches / Medium
- 62 inch | Medium: 17 inches / Medium
- 62 inch | Long: 15 inches / Long
- 64 inch: 17 inches / Long
- Weight (riser)
- 15 inch: approx. 580g
- 17 inch: approx. 660g
- Weight (limbs)
- Medium (@ 35 lbs): approx. 405g
- Long (@ 35 lbs): approx. 420g
- Riser: fine-grained Dymondwood, deep black DRAKE stable wood
- Limbs: bamboo wood with stabilised core and seamless integrated tips
- Fast Flight suitable
- Available as right- or left-hand model
Scope of delivery:
*Warranty conditions: Upon registration of the bow, we provide the original purchaser with a 10-year warranty against breakage and delamination. The guarantee applies to all customers with registered bows who are resident within the EU. Parts subject to wear and tear and damage due to incorrect use are excluded from the guarantee. Warranty service is provided by replacement or repair of the bow. The legal warranty rights remain unaffected by the guarantee and apply independently of it.
The guarantor is BSW Handels GmbH | Drake Archery | Demminer Str. 32 | 17389 Anklam.
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: