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DRAKE Steam - 64" - 30-60 lbs - Take Down Recurve bow
If you take a first look at the riser of the DRAKE Steam, you might think you have a compound bow in front of you. But if you then look in the direction of the limbs, you will be surprised to discover that it is a recurve bow! - And what a recurve bow!
The riser is certainly the most unusual part of the DRAKE Steam, as it doesn't look like a recurve bow at all. Its clearly reflexive shape is only known from compound bows, which are designed for hunting and offer advantages there. The shape, in which the lowest point on the grip is clearly behind the imaginary line between the limb holes, allows higher arrow speeds and more penetrating power than with deflexed bows.
Made of a high-strength aluminium-magnesium alloy, the riser naturally has all the stabiliser, button and arrow rest bushings, as well as integrated damping elements. Due to the special shape of the riser, compound bow arrow rests are more suitable, as recurve bow arrow rests and buttons are too small or too short for the wide cut bow window. The limbs have a bamboo core and are covered with black fibreglass laminate.
- Bow length: 64"
- Draw weight: 30-60 lbs
- Length (riser): 23"
- Brace height: 7,5" - 8"
- Max. draw length: 32"
- Weight (riser): approx. 1030g
- Weight (limbs): approx. 390g (@ 35 lbs)
- Weight (total): ca. 1420g
- Material (riser): Aluminium alloy with 5% magnesium
- Material (limbs): bamboo, fibre glass laminate
- String: Dyneema
- Only available as right hand model.
Scope of delivery:
1x bow with string
1x arrow rest
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: