DRAKE Athling - 70 or 74 inches - 26-60 lbs - Hybrid Bow

Item number: L144+LRKLRN

Category: Hybrid Bows

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DRAKE Athling - 26-60 lbs - 70 or 74" - Hybrid Bow

DRAKE´s Hybrid bow Athling is offered in two variants as a 70" and in an exceptional length of 74".

With these bow lengths, the DRAKE Athling clearly belongs to the longbow category, at least at first glance, because at closer look it is noticeable that limbs ends have a reflex shape, i.e. that they are bent forward, which is untypical for a longbow. - But what is the Athling then, if no longbow? The answer is quite simple: it is a modern hybrid bow that cleverly combines the best of two (bow) worlds: The advantages of a longbow with the performance of a recurve bow. The result is a bow with a particularly soft draw length, good limbs performance and optimum arrow speeds.

The laminated, multi-layer bow is made of a core of maple wood with reinforcing layers of fiberglass in the limbs and an outer layer of zebrano, yew, ash or poplar. The grip area of the DRAKE Athling is kept simple and only slightly pre-shaped. A leather cover provides a pleasant grip and sufficient hold in the hand.

The laminates from the special woods offers the optical attractive look. The choice is yours:

It grows up to 30-40 m in height in West Africa, but never exceeds 1 m in diameter. The sapwood is light and can even be 10cm wide. The freshly cut tree smells unpleasant and is difficult to dry because the wood tends to break. Its clear grain with the regular, dark stripes makes it so interesting and popular.
This evergreen, diocesan (separated sexually) tree or spread out shrub is protected and grows very slowly. The radius of its trunk increases in 40-60 years only 1" (2,54cm), therefore the wooden rings are very dense (0,5 mm) and narrow. Except for the seed coat, all parts of the plant are toxic. The fruit is a red berry. Yew wood is one of the most traditional woods in bow manufacturing, which probably had its greatest distribution in the Medival Ages, when longbows were the standard weapon of the English army. The high demand for yew wood minimized the tree population enormously and almost led to the extinction of this tree species. Especially beautiful is the warm colour and fine structure of the wood.
The common ash or ordinary ash, exists in more than 60 species worldwide. Thanks to its positive characteristics, ash wood is one of the most important useful material. It is used whenever elasticity, toughness and strength are required. Sounds like ideal conditions for use in archery. Or? And this is also the case because ash wood has always been used in the construction of sport equipment, e.g. rung walls, batons or bows.
Black poplar:
Black poplar is widespread in Central Europe and can often be found near water. They grow up to 150 years old and reach heights of up to 30m. The wood is relatively light and soft. Especially the burl wood has brown burl eyes and a clear and very decorative pattern.
The bow´ individual characteristics depend on the natural materials and craftsmanship used for the production. The resulting draw weights are therefore not specified as exact values, but can only be specified and selected in smaller draw weight ranges.

Available as right or left hand model.

Technical data:

Bow length

Draw weight

Recommended Brace height

max. Draw length


(approx. 178cm)

26-60 lbs

(approx. 18cm)


approx. 680g

Wood, fiberglass,
synthetic resin, leather

(approx. 188cm)

26-60 lbs

(approx. 18cm)


approx. 750g

Wood, fiberglass,
synthetic resin, leather

Delivery include:
Bow with string

Bow Length:
Shipping weight:
0,10 Kg
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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