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Riser | DRAKE ARCHERY ELITE Riva - 15 or 17 inch
A colourful start into the new (archery) year - The new Take Down Recurve series from Drake brings colour into the dark season.
The riser of the DRAKE ARCHERY ELITE Riva is available in five different colours: Fern - a rich green, Truffle - a wonderfully warm shade of brown, Midnight - a deep dark blue, Plum - an exciting purple and Hibiscus - an exciting combination of deep blue and mystical purple. Visually, the riser captivates with the expressive contrast of the central strip of deep black Drake stable wood, which is framed by the particularly delicate Dymondwood in beautiful colour variations.
The riser owes its slightly higher weight to the combination of DRAKE stable wood and Dymondwood. A slightly higher weight in the middle section has several advantages. It makes the grip much more torsionally stiff, which in turn increases precision and almost completely eliminates possible hand shock.
Both the riser and the matching limbs are available in two lengths. The slim, ergonomic riser comes in 15 or 17 inch length. In combination with the limbs in medium and long, the bow lengths are 60, 62 and 64 inches. A special feature here is that there are two ways to configure the 62 inch long bow: either with the 17 inch riser and the medium limbs or with the 15 inch riser and the long limbs. The latter variant is perfect for archers with a long draw who nevertheless prefer a shorter bow.
ELITE - The best from DRAKE ARCHERY
Good things can be made even better! - DRAKE ARCHERY follows this claim and brings with the ELITE series bows, limbs and risers to the market that are unparalleled in their price segment. High-quality workmanship as well as modern materials and an appealing look come together here to create recurve and hybrid bows with a high quality standard without losing sight of the price-performance ratio.
As an expression of confidence in its own quality, the DRAKE ARCHERY brand grants a 10-year warranty* on all its registered bows of the ELITE series. What are you waiting for? Convince yourself of DRAKE ARCHERY.
- 15 inch
- 17 inch
- 15 inch: approx. 580g
- 17 inch: approx. 660g
- Bow length (with Riva limbs)
- 60 inch - 15 inch riser & limbs medium
- 62 inch - 17 inch riser & limbs medium
- 62 inch - 15 inch riser & limbs long
- 64 Inch - 15 Inch riser & limbs long
- Material: fine-grained Dymondwood, deep black DRAKE stable wood.
- Available as right- or left-handed model
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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: