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DRAKE Alabaster - 62-70 Inch - 16-42 lbs - Take Down Recurve Bow
The DRAKE Alabaster is a 3-piece recurve bow which is especially suitable for beginners. Consisting of a 20 inch or 24 inch long riser and combined with fibreglass-reinforced limbs in black or wood look, the bow is appealing at first sight. Its appearance is determined by a classic real wood riser in warm, light brown tones. Interrupted only by fine decorative stripes of reddish-brown wood.
But of course it is not only the appearance that makes the riser the ideal starting point for a beginner's bow, because with its ergonomic shapes it not only lies well and securely in the hand, but with the appropriate limbs also allows bow lengths of 62 to 70 inches. Due to the use of wood as material for the middle piece, it is relatively light and has a weight of only 650g (20 inch) or 800g (24 inch). Equipped with a sight, stabiliser and button socket (5/16 x 24), this entry-level riser is also interesting for more ambitious archers, as a sight, button and stabilisers can also be fitted without any problems.
More power, more speed - DRAKE Performance
DRAKE Performance - The optionally available limbs from DRAKE do not bear this name without reason. Performance enthusiasts with a penchant for economy will be delighted with these models. Unique in this price segment, the DRAKE Performance limbs have Fast-Flight tips, which, in combination with a suitable Fast-Flight string, give your bow maximum performance.
- Bow length: 62-70 in.
- Draw weight: 16-42 lbs (in 2 lbs increments)
- recommended stand height: 7.5 inches
- max. extension length: 28 in.
- Riser (62.64 in.): 20 in.
- Riser (66,68, 70 in.): 24 in.
- Material (riser): Wood
- Material (limbs): Wood, fibreglass
- Weight (riser, 20 inch): approx. 650g
- Weight (riser, 24 inches): approx. 800g
- Available as right- or left-handed model.
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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: