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Riser | DRAKE Sepia - 20 or 24 inch
If you are looking for a high-quality and high-performance riser for your entry into the fascinating sport of archery, the DRAKE Sepia is the perfect choice. As a starting point for your very own bow, the DRAKE Sepia riser already sets visual accents. Made of Dymondwood - a highly stable material consisting of several layers of wood and epoxy resin - it looks distinguished and elegant with its dominant colours of black, brown and grey. The side of the riser facing the shooter is in brown and grey tones, which in their combination are reminiscent of the sepia tones of old photographs and radiate a certain cosiness with the recognisable wood look. The front of the riser, on the other hand, is in silk-matt black, which forms a nice contrast but still blends harmoniously into the overall picture.
Technically, the DRAKE Sepia riser is also impressive, as its functionality leaves little to be desired for an entry-level bow: Rounded, ergonomic shapes, a bow window that allows shooting with an arrow rest as well as directly over the shelf and equipped with sight, stabiliser and button socket (5/16 x 24). Furthermore, it is available in lengths of 20 or 24 inches, which, with the corresponding limbs, allow bow lengths of 62 to 70 inches and make the DRAKE Sepia interesting for beginners as well as for more ambitious archers.
Available as a right-handed or left-handed model.
Length: 20 or 24 inches
Weight (20 inch): approx. 850g
Weight (24 inch): approx. 1000g
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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: