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Riser | DRAKE ARCHERY ELITE Timber Wolf - 17 inch - ILF
DRAKE's Timber Wolf recurve bow comes with a traditional riser in a classic wooden look. The different shades of brown, ranging from light ochre to cinnamon and dark brown, are reminiscent of the fur colours of the Timber Wolf and give the riser a warm look. At the same time, however, they emphasise the modern material Dymondwood from which it is made. Dymondwood is a highly stable compound made of several layers of wood, which are bonded together with epoxy resin and high pressure and as a result have the ideal property for archery of absorbing vibrations excellently. As a visual contrast and for more stability and weight in the middle piece, a strip of Micarta is also built into the middle piece, which is bordered by thin layers of bamboo.
The FastFlight-ready JACKALOPE Zircon limbs are made of black fibreglass laminate with a core of high-quality maple and mako wood and offer everything you would expect from ILF limbs: good stability, excellent performance and a wide range of draw weights and bow lengths.
ILF - Full flexibility!
While traditional wooden centrepieces usually only have the option of using special screw-in limbs, things are different here: The DRAKE Timber Wolf riser is equipped with the ILF plug-in system. ILF stands for the "International Limb Fitting" system, which is a standardised fitting system where the limbs are not screwed to the riser, but simply plugged in. This system gives you full flexibility in the choice of limbs and you are not limited to one brand.
For optimal adjustability of the riser and the limbs, the DRAKE Timber Wolf riser is equipped with Tiller screws, which can be fixed from below via a hexagon socket screw, and lateral adjustment screws for the alignment of 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 riser on the market, which are unparalleled in their price segment. High-quality workmanship as well as modern materials and an appealing look come together 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, 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 a right- or left-handed model.
Bow length: 58", 60" or 62"
Draw weight: 24-48 lbs (in 2 lbs steps)
System: ILF - International limb fitting system
Length (riser): 17 inch
Weight (riser): approx. 610g
Material: Dymondwood, Bamboo, Micarta
Scope of delivery:
1 bow with string
*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. 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 this 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: