Gillo G2/G2K 25" Recurve Riser
- Bow Sizing
- Special Orders
The Gillo G2 is a 25" ILF riser designed for Olympic recurve and barebow styles alike. It shares many features seen on the top-notch G1 riser, minus the hefty price tag. The G2 riser is built from 6061 T6 aluminum and comes in a matte anodized finish. The riser has options to be fitted with various barebow weights.
- Length: 25"
- Weight: 1240g / 2.73lb
- Stainless steel limb bolts
- International Limb Fitting system - compatible with all standard ILF limbs
- Limb alignment system for precision tuning
- Versatile design ideal for Olympic recurve or barebow shooting
- High quality finish in a range of striking matte colour options
- Supplied with a long clicker plate, five Allen wrenches, and five M4 stainless steel screws
I needed a lighter bow to recover from an injury, so I got the gillo for ease of changing limbs as I recover. Great riser!
My first ilf. Shipped fast. Amazing green colour. Solid riser at first feel. Bought Prelude limbs to start off. The whole rig seems real nice. Great mid range product. Got it for barebow.
this riser is something quite unique. it is very steady in the hand to a point where I almost don't need a weight on the riser and the release is very smooth. there is space in the bow where you can stuff anything into it to be a weight and so far is compatible with most ILF limbs. try to get a version of this with its own Allen keys. and the protective sleeve is a nice touch.
Just received this riser and first thing right out of the box it look amazing the finish and design is truely a thing of beauty. I matched it up with a set of primium-a 70” 32lbs limbs and it feels and looks awesome. Very happy with the purchase. The only down side is the grip needs a little modification but I will work on that .
This is a great ILF riser for an archer looking to get more into the Barebow aspect of recurve archery and move up from an entry level take-down bow or perhaps a lighter mass ILF riser. I have also put thought into using it for outdoor target archery as well with a full Olympic setup.
I came from shooting a much shorter and lighter mass bow and it took only a few rounds to see some marked progression within about a half months time. I have started off with no additional weights to allow myself to get comfortable with the increased mass from my previous bow. I have found that I will need to add some weight to aid in slowing the bow from rolling back as the shot is executed but it is not dramatic.
The riser required no adjustment for the limbs out of the box other than setting the tiller that I wanted and adjusting for draw weight.
The only drawback, in my opinion, is the 3D printed handle. I found it a little uncomfortable in the top section where the web between the thumb and index finger joints rest. This can be remedied by purchasing a different grip or modifying as it will depend on the archer's individual technique.
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.
All special orders are treated with priority. Outside of larger items such as bows, many special order items are on a consistent stocking basis. General turn around due to pandemic backorders is at least 8 weeks depending on manufacturer lead times.
Some bows such as custom target bows and top shelf traditional recurve bows are on a made to order basis directly from the manufacturer.
Some left handed products such as high end target equipment can also experience unforseen delays due to manufacturer batch production.
We make every effort to meet the deadlines set above. Sometimes due to issues out of our control we are unable to accomplish this. We will make every effort to remedy the situation if that is the case.