DRAKE Count - 60" - 16-40 lbs - Hybrid Bow
DRAKE´s small hybrid bow Count has a length of 60" and with its draw weight range of 16-40 lbs is particularly recommended for children and teenagers who have the opportunity to shoot a modern hybrid bow. The design cleverly combines the appearance and characteristics of two types of the bow: On the one hand, it is recognizable as a traditional longbow, in which, for example, the string only touches the tips but not the limbs. On the other hand, the clearly visible reflex-deflex shape of the limbs is noticeable, in which the limbs again point slightly away from the shooter as a typical feature of a recurve bow. The result is a bow with a particularly soft draw length, very good limb performance and optimum arrow speeds.
The bow is a multi-layer construction consisting of a core of maple wood, reinforcing layers of fiberglass in the limbs and an outer layer of ash or poplar. The grip area is particularly ergonomically shaped and allows the bow to lie comfortably in the hand. However, the optical appeal of the DRAKE Count is provided by the outer layers of special woods already mentioned, which give the bow a different character:
The native tree species ash, also known as common ash or common ash, is available in more than 60 species worldwide. Due to its positive attributes, ash wood is one of the most important useful woods and is also counted among the noble deciduous woods. 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 sports equipment, e.g. rung walls, batons or bows.
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 is provided with brown burl eyes and a clear and very decorative pattern.
As a small special feature of the DRAKE Archer you can not only choose between a right and left-hand model with a correspondingly shaped sight bow window, but you can also do without the sight window completely. Then the bow is ideal for shooting over the back of the hand, whether as a right or left hand shooter.
And as special as the bow is, as individual are the characteristics of the natural material wood and its handcrafted production. The result 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.
Bow length: 60" (approx. 152cm)
Draw weight: 16-40 lbs
Brace height: 6.5" (approx. 16cm)
max. Draw length: 28"
Weight: approx. 430g
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: