Kinetic Ember 23" Recurve Riser
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The Kinetic Ember is a 23 inch recurve riser forged from machined 6061 aluminum alloy. This ILF recurve riser is great for short draw archers and youth archers seeking a sturdy build that will last a long time.
- Available in a range of anodized colours
- Supplied with a wooden grip
- Weight: 1020 g / 2.25 lb
- International limb fitting (ILF) - compatible with all standard ILF limbs
- Makes 64" bow with short limbs, 66" bow with medium limbs, 68" bow with long limbs
- Features a limb alignment system
- Includes riser cover and extra hardware
great riser with tons of features, at an even better price point
Excellent riser for a bargain price. Its my go to ILF riser. Bow arrived as per schedule. Very satisfied with whole process.
This little riser is a pretty good deal for anyone looking to get into Olympic recurve archery or even barebow archery. I usually shoot a 25” riser for both disciplines as I have a 29.25” draw-length. I wanted to experiment and try a shorter riser providing me with a slightly steeper angle at my anchor point as I’ve had issues with string contact at my nose and chin with my longer riser and long limbs. I know this kind of goes against the norm (I’m 5’10” by the way) but I was willing to give it a shot. It appears thus far that it helps me create a better nose/string/side of chin position that I can duplicate and not cause me issue tearing skin off my chin. This has been an issue for me as I have a fairly deep anchor which has caused me some pain in the past. Still working on it :)
Otherwise the riser has good anodizing for the price point. The grip is thicker in the throat than my normal grips from Jaegar but it actually sits really nicely on the inside of my hands lifeline and allows my hand to sit comfortably at 45 degrees roughly. My grip is actually sealed on the bottom which was the sole complaint brought up in the review of this riser by a member of Canada Archery Online in their review video. The grip is laminated wood so you can easily shape it to your liking if you prefer.
Overall I am happy with it! I got it in titanium grey, so I can even use it deer hunting if I like.
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.