Oak Ridge Shade Recurve Riser
- Bow Sizing
- Special Orders
The Shade is Oak Ridge's take on a traditional bow that uses the modern and convenient International Limb Fitting system. Making this traditional riser compatible with all ILF Limbs from across the entire spectrum of recurve archery manufactures. Allowing the archer to truly customize their bow and make lateral adjustments to the limbs previously not able to be done on most typical traditional style risers.
Please note: This riser is compatible with all major Olympic style limbs. Olympic limb draw weights are typically measured for a 25" riser unless otherwise stated. Since the Oak Ridge Shade is 19" in size, you can safely add 1lb of draw weight for ever inch a riser is shorter than what is specified for that limb. A 20lb rated limb for a 25 inch riser, will have a draw weight of 26lb on a 19 inch riser. Since the shorter riser is six inches shorter, we simply add 6 pounds to the weight.
Olympic Limbs come in three sizes. Short, Medium and Long. For the Oakridge Shade and it's 19" riser. Your total bow lengths are as follows.
- 66" (SHORT) - results in 60" AMO bow length on the 19" Shade riser
- 68" (MEDIUM) - results in 62" AMO bow length on the 19" Shade riser
- 70" (LONG) - results in 64" AMO Bow length on the 19" Shade riser.
- Limb System - ILF
- Material - Dymondwood
- Length - 19"
- Weight - 795g
Oak Ridge Shade Recurve Riser
I'm in love with that riser. And the colors! Amazing product, good price, well-made and quality item. Just one blemish: I would have used stronger block-nuts for the tillering adjustment. But still a QUALITY item.
I was shooting a neo-trad setup with a Hoyt Satori riser and Uukha limbs, but was looking for something a little different. For whatever reason I wasn’t feeling the Satori and decided to have a look around. This was my first stop and I’m super pleased. Easy to set up, the riser feels great in hand. It’s a chunky grip so if that’s not what you’re looking for be prepared to modify it. I’ve got about 150 arrows through it so far but I’m sure I’ll be shooting it all season.
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.