DRAKE ARCHERY ELITE Zorse - 54 inches - 20-45 lbs - Hybrid bow

Item number: L175+ELZO

Category: Hybrid Bows

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DRAKE ARCHERY ELITE Zorse - 54 inch - 20-45 lbs - Hybrid Bow

In the animal world, a Zorse is a cross between a horse and a zebra, a hybrid. The DRAKE ARCHERY ELITE Zorse feels obliged to this and also comes along as a "hybrid", because as a hybrid bow it is also the best of two worlds: At first glance it looks like a longbow, but at 54 inches it is clearly too short to be a "real" longbow. However, it makes up for the lack of size with the typical characteristic of a recurve bow, the clearly visible reflex-deflex shape in the limbs, and thus cleverly combines the characteristics of a longbow with those of a recurve bow. The result is a compact, slender bow with a smooth draw, high arrow speeds and an almost complete reduction of vibrations in the grip. As is usual with a traditional longbow, the string of the hybrid bow does not touch the limbs, but only the tips.

The colour yellow, which dominates the bow, is usually associated with brightness and joy. The Zorse feels obliged to this and conveys pure joy and a certain lightness to the archer as soon as he takes it in his hand. Yellow also stands for a sharp mind and high intellect - a colour choice that is more than appropriate for archery. In contrast to red, which has a physically stimulating effect, yellow inspires the spirit.

The grip section, which at first glance appears very slim, is nevertheless "different" the first time you take it in your hand. Its ergonomic shape with a relatively flat palm rest is dimensioned in such a way that it fits perfectly in the hand and gives the archer good control over the bow.

The Dymondwood used is an innovative material, made of several layers of wood bonded with epoxy resin to form a highly stable material. The different layers of wood allow a completely new colour design than known from wood and provide an absolutely unique look in yellow and brown tones. But this material also offers some technical advantages: It is light, absorbs vibrations and allows for faster, more even shooting.

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 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 yourselves of DRAKE Archery.


Technical data:

  • Bow length: 54 in.
  • Draw weight: 20-45 lbs (in 5 lbs increments)
  • Recommended brace height: 8.0 - 8.5 inches
  • Maximum extension length: 30 inches
  • Weight: approx. 500g (@ 20 lbs)
  • Material riser: Dymondwood
  • Material limbs: wood core, fibreglass laminate
  • String: Dacron
  • Tips: Fast Flight suitable
  • Available as right- or left-hand model.



Scope of delivery:
1x 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.



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Right or left-hand?


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:

A short introduction to archery


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