Escaping the Dark Side

MikeD

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I'm not giving up on Compound and it will still probably be my choice of bow for competitions, but I've decided I want to shoot recurve as well. Partly this is because I'm going to start training to be an SFAA and GNAS Coach and feel that I need to be shooting recurve so I can keep myself fresh on things like tuning and setup.

So I've decided to sell my Bowtech Guardian (it's on Archers Mart) and buy a recurve set up.

I'm thinking about a Hoyt Nexus with Sebastian Flute Carbon Foam limbs.

I just wondered what people think of them, and what other risers and limbs I should consider.
 


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clickerati

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Mike, I suggest a Merlin Elite. Fantastic risers and they seem to work well with W&W limbs, although I've personally to try others.

Good choice and good luck!!!! :cake:
 


MikeD

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Mike, I suggest a Merlin Elite. Fantastic risers and they seem to work well with W&W limbs, although I've personally to try others.

Good choice and good luck!!!! :cake:
Ooh you temptress you :cheerful:. I bet Border limbs would go with that a treat ;)

Oh no they even come in black...
 


sambow

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I'm not giving up on Compound and it will still probably be my choice of bow for competitions, but I've decided I want to shoot recurve as well. Partly this is because I'm going to start training to be an SFAA and GNAS Coach and feel that I need to be shooting recurve so I can keep myself fresh on things like tuning and setup.

So I've decided to sell my Bowtech Guardian (it's on Archers Mart) and buy a recurve set up.

I'm thinking about a Hoyt Nexus with Sebastian Flute Carbon Foam limbs.

I just wondered what people think of them, and what other risers and limbs I should consider.

I have just switched to a nexus for recurve and funily enough I am also considering replacing my challenger carbons with SF HFC!.

The nexus is a fantastic riser, it is exceptionally well engineered, looks terrific, balances well in the hand and is well suited to people with smaller hands like me (the grips on many risers are too big to be comfortable for me). Add to that if ever you need to sell it, the value will hold well because Hoyts always seam to (even GM's!). I don't think you could go wrong, but as always, best to try it out first!
 


MikeD

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I have just switched to a nexus for recurve and funily enough I am also considering replacing my challenger carbons with SF HFC!.

The nexus is a fantastic riser, it is exceptionally well engineered, looks terrific, balances well in the hand and is well suited to people with smaller hands like me (the grips on many risers are too big to be comfortable for me). Add to that if ever you need to sell it, the value will hold well because Hoyts always seam to (even GM's!). I don't think you could go wrong, but as always, best to try it out first!
Oh I have tried it, along with the SF limbs. My only complaint would be the plastic grip, but that can be changed easily enough.
 


sambow

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Oh I have tried it, along with the SF limbs. My only complaint would be the plastic grip, but that can be changed easily enough.
I would agree there, I can't fault the shape/profile of the grip and it fits my hand like a glove, but my last riser had a wood grip and it just feels a bit nicer (and less sweaty) than plastic.
 


clickerati

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Ooh you temptress you :cheerful:. I bet Border limbs would go with that a treat ;)

Oh no they even come in black...
[temptress]Do it Mike. I know you want to!!! I'll meet you at Merlin, just name the date :beer:[/temptress]
 


Murray

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Winact Carbon limbs are still extremely good solid limbs (and very low cost)
Winex have dropped a lot in price - good value, fast limbs.
Borders - no personal experience of the limbs, but they will look after you well

In terms of risers - any old hunk of metal will do :) Providing the limbs fit snugly and it's straight enough. Never mind the grip - by the time it's covered in car body filler and/or grip tape, it doesn't matter :D

The SF riser is a nice piece of kit as is the W&W Winact. the Samick Agulla Ultra is good solid kit too. Nexus is solid and feels ok - a bit "common as muck" on the line for my liking :D The Merline Elite is a sweet looking riser (not un-reminiscent of the Avalon), but I've no personal experience of it.

Black Border limbs on a black Merlin Elite would look amazing.

Welcome back to the enlightened :)
 


MikeD

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Black Border limbs on a black Merlin Elite would look amazing.

Welcome back to the enlightened :)
You are getting to the most important thing.

We are just about to register our club colours. Black top with grey side panels and yellow (gold) piping, with black or grey trousers.

Just need to work out what will be yellow on the bow, as it won't be the fletchings or nocks. I need to be able to see them in the gold. I could go for a black and yellow string...
 


Murray

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You don't want to be TOO coordinated cos then you'd look like a woman :)

Mind you, at the ironman I was shooting my black/blue winex (with blue string) and wearing black/blue waterproofs. As black/blue is the giffnock colours I think they were toying with the idea of adopting me as some kind of mascot or something (or just nicking my kit!)
 


napolienne

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Recently purchased a Nexus, shooting it makes me wonder why I waited so long to buy it. Really really nice.

Even nicer when my HexVs arrive...
 


fazer

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I'm not giving up on Compound and it will still probably be my choice of bow for competitions, but I've decided I want to shoot recurve as well. Partly this is because I'm going to start training to be an SFAA and GNAS Coach and feel that I need to be shooting recurve so I can keep myself fresh on things like tuning and setup.

So I've decided to sell my Bowtech Guardian (it's on Archers Mart) and buy a recurve set up.

I'm thinking about a Hoyt Nexus with Sebastian Flute Carbon Foam limbs.

I just wondered what people think of them, and what other risers and limbs I should consider.
try the new samick athlete carbon foam limbs ?150.00 form bowsports
 


darthTer

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adopting me as some kind of mascot or something (or just nicking my kit!)
Unfortunately Murray, Your a wee bit big to be hanging off my quiver.....however, the kit thing is an idea....:scratchch


Back on topic.....
The SF riser is a very nice bit of kit...I was very tempted myself, but opted for the eclipse instead.

Limb-wise, there appear to be some really good deals since most companies have released new models.
 


Old Bloke

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Of the risers that I have seen to date, and that includes the latest Hoyt models, on the Merlin riser, the limb dovetail slot is machined independently of the riser and is fixed to the riser. Others have the riser billet machined to take the dovetail and then a through bar to collect the locating pin on the dovetail to seat the limb. If the machining of the billet is not good (poor tolerances) then in my opinion the limbs can *float* horizontaly. At least with the Merlin Elite riser, if a pair of dovetails are proving troublesome (loose fitting), then I'm sure those at Merlin can *re-engineer* those dovetail slots to fit the troublesome dovetails. This facility (if available from Merlin) will take you all the way to the trophey table. This is the main reason why I chose the Merlin riser over all the others..O'h and it is incredibly stable when shot. At the moment, I can't see anything wrong with the riser, only what is right with it..unlike so many more well known brands. I have, for the time being, Hoyt limbs in the riser.
 


Yorker

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I'm gonna be a bit of a devils advocate here:
Buy what you fancy. If you intend to shoot recurve seriously then by all means invest in a Nexus or similar high level riser and some decent limbs. If you just want to shoot recurve on an occasional basis to make sure you know your stuff and still have the technique I wouldn't say you need anything as monetarily heavy as that.
 


MikeD

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I'm gonna be a bit of a devils advocate here:
Buy what you fancy. If you intend to shoot recurve seriously then by all means invest in a Nexus or similar high level riser and some decent limbs. If you just want to shoot recurve on an occasional basis to make sure you know your stuff and still have the technique I wouldn't say you need anything as monetarily heavy as that.
I know where you are coming from :)

I shoot 4 or 5 days a week. I suspect my occasional use will be more than many people shoot every week. ;)
 


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