Win & Win Black Elk Recurve Riser
- Bow Sizing
- Special Orders
The Black Elk will give you all the benefits of Win & Win's premium aluminum forging with its 30 year tradition of medals and podiums manufacturing the worlds best recurve bows.
Featuring a 21" riser, the ILF socket system, this riser was not only designed to be a deadly hunting tool but with the versatility modern archers need.
Using Win & Win's special heat forging process, all Win & Win risers have exceptional tensile strength and are designed to reduce wasted energy through vibration.
- Right Hand: Black, Bronze
- Left Hand: Black, Bronze, OD Green
I love this ilf deflex riser. It looks great and shoots awesome. The matt black is just what I was looking for. Very good value and solid build quality. I paired this riser with F5 Motive limbs from WNS, very smooth and quiet. I like the high wrist wood grip. CAO staff are always friendly and very helpful.
I want a nice budget quality ilf riser and the black elk was a nice quality riser i chose the od green.I took win and win carbon black wolf limbs to fit on.I was realy happy with my new bow.nice finish the wood handle is nice feeling in my hand.
I’m fairly new to archery. I started with a 62” galaxy sage with 40lb limbs and it was a great starter bow. I wanted to try a different type of riser like the Hoyt satori, as the guys at Bwana archery recommended, however it is a pretty expensive place to start. I am extremely satisfied with the black elk riser. It has a very comfortable grip. I paired it with 50lb Tradtech 2.0 glass/ wood limbs and it shoots very smooth and quick. I recently added an 8” stabilizer and although you don’t really need it, it does improve its feel and accuracy. Great bow for the price and I love having the option to change weights with the ILF limbs!
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.