Core Archery Gonexo ILF 25" Recurve Riser
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The Core Archery Gonexo riser is a great riser for beginners or youth archers. This elegant riser is constructed from magnesium. At only 900 grams (1.98lbs), the Gonexo is one of the lightest metal risers on the market. The riser also features a beginner friendly, easy-to-use alignment adjust system. Available in an array of painted metallic colours.
- Riser Length: 25 inches
- Weight: 900 grams (1.98 lbs)
- Adjustable tiller and weight mechanism
- International Limb Fitting (ILF) - compatible with all standard ILF limbs
- Comfortable plastic grip
- Magnesium alloy painted riser
- Max draw weight rated is 35lbs
Right out of the box everything was perfect - brace height, tiller, & limb alignment, thanks CAO...
I was eager to try it out so I slapped on a plastic rest & shot barebow at 10m just to see how it felt and performed... I'm not good by any means but first group of 6 was less than 3" and those arrows were for my old bow. Good feel to the bow and relatively quiet. If you are thinking of moving from hunter/traditional but are sitting on the fence, this is a great riser to try barebow than add as much as you wish whenever you want sooner or later cause it has all the accommodations.
Awesome. Does the same thing the high end risers do for a budget price.
I think you can't really go wrong with this riser if you're new to archery, or new to ILF style recurves (my case). I paired this riser with the 28lbs Prelude limbs, a Cartel Expert rest, and the Avalon Classic plunger and I'm super happy with that setup. I believe this riser lacks the option to adjust the limbs left/right, but that is most likely quite normal for a riser in that price range. The handle is comfortable, and the riser is fairly light. Also, not that it's really important, but the riser is much better looking than in the picture (the pic doesn't quite show the paint job properly). Anyway, not that I'm an expert in any way, but my initial impressions are really positive. Well known expert archers on youtube also give the Gonexo risers a good mark for what it is (better than other competing risers in the same price range). Also, fantastic service from Canada Archery online, who were awesome with my questions, and who packaged my order at the last possible second, on Dec. 24th, of all days :-).
This is my first ILF riser. Before receiving the product, I thought it must be somehow poorly made because it is quite cheap. I was totally impressed when I first got my hands on it. As a beginner, I think I can stick to this riser for quite long time.
It’s really well made, shipped and arrived quickly, came in my boyfriend’s favourite colour and he loved it
Bow sizing based on archer's height for Olympic Recurve
Olympic Recurve bows typically range in overall size from 66" to 70". Below is a rough guideline for new archers getting started in the sport.
- 5'5" or shorter = 66" bow
- 5'6" to 5'9" = 68" bow
- 5'10" or taller = 70" bow
The Height of a modern Olympic Recurve bow is dictated by a combination of the riser size and the limb size. Combining long limbs with two different size risers will result in two different size bows. The typical Olympic riser size is either 23, 25" and 27".
Bow sizing based on archer's Draw Length for Traditional Takedown
Please note, traditional recurve draw length is typically shorter than compound. If transitioning always scale down at least half an inch for draw length.
- 5'5" or shorter = 60" - 62" bow
- 5'6" to 5'9" = 62" - 66" bow
- 5'10" or taller = 66" - 68" plus, bow
These are rough guidelines for new archers so they get the most out of their new traditional equipment. For some takedown bows limb length is not a choice. After some experience you may find you like longer or shorter limbs.
The Height of traditional takedown bows will often be dictated by a combination of the riser size and the limb size. A 58" bow for example can be made up of any combination of limb and riser size that creates an overall length of 58".
Traditional Takedown bows can come in sizes anywhere from 52" all the way up to 70". Bows that are longer in length are typically used in tournament situations while bows shorter in total length are used for hunting.
Age and Experience guideline
- 14 years old or younger = poundage should be the as their age. Example 12 years old should be shooting 12# bow.
- 18 to 14 years old = 16# to 20# depending on body build and height
- Adult: Beginner = under 20#, Intermediate 22# to 28#, Advanced with experience = 30# and up.
Special orders receive top priority and are given prompt attention. While larger items like bows may not always be readily available, many special order items are consistently kept in stock. The general turnaround time for special orders is a minimum of 8 weeks, depending on the lead times set by the manufacturer.
Certain bows, such as custom target bows and high-quality traditional recurve bows, are exclusively made to order directly from the manufacturer.
In some instances, left-handed products like premium target equipment may experience unforeseen delays due to batch production by the manufacturer.
We strive to meet the deadlines mentioned above and make every effort to do so. However, there may be circumstances beyond our control that prevent us from meeting those deadlines. If such a situation arises, we will make every effort to rectify the issue. Special orders can be canceled or exchanged and are eligible for a refund after 8 weeks.