Hi to all,
OK, I love the look and feel of the Seb Flute Pro handle (not the carbon one), but have yet to actually shoot one for real, but I do like it alot.
That being said, I also like the Hoyt Horizon, but my one issue is this statement:
"Crafted from Machined aluminium in the USA, the Horizon features an easy-to-use adjustment system for precision tuning. Made specifically for HDS (International) style limbs"
Is the Horizon an International fit, or is it a sort of cross with a Hoyt system?
If I had seen ILF I would assume (rightly or wrongly), that any ILF limbs would fit. However, seeing that it says "Made specifically for HDS (International) style limbs" is a bit of a worry to a newb like myself.
Can anyone help? :confused:
Hoyt invented the system that they call HDS. other manufacturers copied it and call it ILF.
Most ILF limbs should fit but be aware that there is NO standard, so check fit before you buy.
[QUOTE=SHADOW-MKII;428320]Hoyt invented the system that they call HDS. other manufacturers copied it and call it ILF.
Most ILF limbs should fit but be aware that there is NO standard, so check fit before you buy.[/QUOTE]
Many thanks Shadow, and I guess most HDS/ILF limbs will be ok, but some won't. So as you say, it's best to check before buying any limbs.
Many thanks for the quick reply and explanation. I've read so much on archery so far, but have never come across this.
There's maybe about a one in ten chance that you'll have any problems. It doesn't hurt to check before you pay.
[QUOTE=Kamen;428340]Many thanks Shadow, and I guess most HDS/ILF limbs will be ok, but some won't. So as you say, it's best to check before buying any limbs.[/QUOTE]
Just to amplify on this, I went yesterday to buy a new riser. My Petron Pro limbs hit perfectly into the Winstar II I've been shooting and they slotted nicely into the black Hoyt GMX that I tried, fitting cleanly and with no movement. When I went to fit them into a black CXT they wouldn't go in, the guy in the shop eventually managed to coax one of them in but it then took both of us to get it to come out and you could clearly see the interference marks from where the dovetail peg baulked in the slot. So we took another CXT (silver) off the rack and my limbs popped right in with no problem and so that was the one I shot to try out. We also tried another set of limbs in the black CXT and they fitted, though they were quite tight. I don't think there was anything "wrong" with either the limbs or the risers, it's just a case of tolerance in the design and no fixed standard.
I guess the message is that there's enough tolerance that you need to try the specific limbs in the specific riser you're looking at to be sure of the fit.
I think this thread is valid, and has good information, it isnt half daft to have a market "accepted" fit, between manufacturers yet no one wants to lay down the rules on dimensions. Wouldnt it look great if we had a leader that said, here is a dimension that we should all work to. That way the sloppy makers get held to account, while the good guys gain in reputation...