DRAKE Apollo - 62" - 40 lbs - Recurve bow
Made of high-strength aluminium and finished in sporty, elegant black, the slim riser of the DRAKE Apollo appeals at first sight. It is equipped with all standard bushings for the button, the arrow rest and the stabiliser and leaves nothing to be desired.
The limbs, available in black or white, are made of fibreglass laminate with a core of high-quality maple wood and offer everything you would expect: good stability and excellent performance. The limbs are attached via stable screw connections.
Only available as right-handed model.
Bow length: 62"
Draw weight: 40 lbs
Speed: 133 fps / approx. 145 km/h
max. draw length: 28"
Thread of sight mount: 3/16 UNC
Thread of arrow rest mount: 5/16 UNF
Thread of stabilizer mount: 5/16 UNF
Material limbs: Fiberglass
Material riser: Aluminium
Scope of delivery:
Bow with string
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: