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Old 07-20-2018, 12:47 AM   #1
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Thumbs down ILF Riser height and other question(s)

Im considering acquisition of a Dryad bow... Legend long bow limbs and the Epic ILF risers. The risers come in several heights (13”, 15”, 17” & 19”) and I was wondering what I should consider when choosing a particular riser height? Smaller riser...smaller bow, etc?

As for limb design and construction...is going maple core with carbon limbs worth the extra $125 versus lower priced maple core with carbon&glass limbs? Anyone experienced a noticeable performance difference...on these or other bows?

I want a 62”-64” longbow. 35#@28....for 31.5-32” draw...looking to settle into low 40s when drawing.

The versatility of ILF really appeals to me...and...I wanna Go Texan.

Thanks for any guidance.

Byron

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Old 07-20-2018, 12:49 AM   #2
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I dont know how that dang thumbs down appeared. Unintentional...and apparently unchangeable.
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Old 07-20-2018, 01:06 AM   #3
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Iíd talk to mike at dryad if thatís the route you are going to go he knows more about his bows than anyone. I personally have never found an ilf longbow that suited me. All of them have required a high brace height to keep the limbs from being noodley. You can get a riser with different limb pad angles that helps that but then recurve limbs donít work as well with a long draw. I tried all the brands and finally figured out that if I want a longbow which I do I get a longbow and save the ilf for recurves.


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Old 07-20-2018, 05:54 AM   #4
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Iíd talk to mike at dryad if thatís the route you are going to go he knows more about his bows than anyone.
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^^This would be your best run at it^^

But, I'm pretty sure Dryad maintains standard measurements for their ILF.

Within the realm of standard ILF, to get to 62" it'll take a minimum of a 15" riser.

A 15 w/ExLong limbs = 62"

A 17 w/Long limbs = 62"

A 17 w/ExLong limbs = 64"

A 19 w/medium Limbs = 62"

A 19 w/long limbs = 64"

A 19 w/ExLong limbs = 66"

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Old 07-20-2018, 08:40 AM   #5
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Awesome! Thanks DKincaid. Thanks Rick. Im gonna givem a call later. I may have to wait...I think they may be out at the IBO shoot in WV per the website.

Have a great day Yall.
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Old 07-20-2018, 05:31 PM   #6
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I like a short riser with the longer limbs myself just smoother to me
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Old 07-21-2018, 12:42 PM   #7
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I like a short riser with the longer limbs myself just smoother to me
Things like this is what I was really lookin for when posting. Thanks.
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Old 07-22-2018, 10:53 PM   #8
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No problem!!
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