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Black Raven - 58" - 25-60 lbs - Take Down Recurve Bow
The new Black Raven is a little speciality! As a three-part recurve bow with a length of 58" it still looks quite classic. Its metal handle and the colouring in complete black are rather unusual. The Black Raven also refutes the prejudice that metal handles are heavy, because 675g for a metal handle and 1000g for the whole bow are more than good and anything but heavy. And as small as the handle of the Black Raven is, it has a visor, stabilizer and button socket as well as larger handle.
With possible draw weights between 25 and 60 lbs (in 5 lbs steps) and limbs made of strong maple wood and black fibreglass the bow is suitable for beginners as well as for advanced shooters.
Available as right or left-hand model.
Draw weight: 25-60 lbs
Bow length: 58"
Total weight: approx. 1000g
Length handle: 16,5"
Weight (handle): 675g
Weight (limbs): 315g
Material (handle): metal
Material (limbs): wood, fibreglass
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: