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Southwest Archery Spyder Takedown Recurve Bow – Compact Fast Accurate 62" Hunting & Target Bow – Right & Left Hand – Draw Weights in 20-60 lb – Beginner to Intermediate - USA Company
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- SPECIAL PRICE FOR LIMITED TIME – Designed by the engineers and developers of the original Samick Sage we’ve combined four naturally sourced wood to create this beautiful compact, accurate, lightweight bow that is the perfect choice for just about anyone looking for an easy learn!
- SPECS & USES – Available in both Left Hand and Right Hand with draw weights of 20lb – 60lb 5lb increments . Features preinstalled threaded bushings for various accessory upgrades such as mechanical rests/plungers sights quivers and stabilizers/bow fishing reels. Reinforced limb tips allow bow to be Fast Flight and Flemish string compatible. Perfect for hunting deer bowfishing or target practice.
- INCLUDES – one handcrafted riser LH or RH one pair of matching limbs upper and lower one 14 strand Dacron string one stick on adhesive arrow rest and detailed step by step instructions with photos. This model is a new improved version and a award winning bow for 2018, rated the perfect kit for beginners interested in olympic recurved wooden bows.
- OPTIONAL – If you do not already own a stringer tool please select the option to have one included color may vary . Keep in mind that using a stringer tool is the ONLY safe way to properly assemble and disassemble your bow! -- We offer arrows cases and full package for adults youth and kids.
- DARE TO COMPARE – Extraordinary quality at an affordable price and backed with an industry leading warranty. All Southwest Archery bows include a 1-year manufacturer warranty when registered online after purchase! Don’t hesitate to check out our storefront to see all our other amazing products!
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Selecting the Proper Hand Orientation
There can often be confusion when selecting the appropriate hand orientation. Knowing which hand to hold your bow and which hand to draw your bow is easiest determined by knowing which hand you're most dominant with. For instance, if you write and/or throw a ball with your right hand then you are right hand dominant. Conversely, if you wrtie and/or throw a ball with your left hand then you are left hand dominant. When choosing the correct hand orientation for a bow, simply select the option that is your dominant hand. The dominant hand is used to draw the string of the bow while the opposite hand holds the bow stationary.
- RIGHT HAND - Right Handed bows are held in the left hand and drawn with the right hand.
- LEFT HAND - Left Handed bows are held in the right hand and drawn with the left hand.
Selecting The Proper Draw Weight
When it comes to selecting the proper draw weight, it certainly can very among different archers. Determining what is right for the individual greatly depends on the skill level and what that person hopes to achieve as an archer. Making sure the correct draw weight is selected is a critical choice for any new archer. The learning experience can be greatly hindered if a new archer struggles to draw their bow, sacrificing the ability to focus on form and consistency. Typically, we would recommend sticking to the lower draw weights until you are comfortable shooting your new bow. Just always keep in mind that starting off over bowed is a sure way to sabotage progression.
Any archer is going to naturally progress the more they use their bow, which will eventually lead to stepping up the draw weight. The draw weight of the bow can always be changed down the line by purchasing and installed a set of either higher or lower weight limbs. This is convenient if you prefer lower weights for target shooting and then want to use the same bow in a higher draw weight for hunting. All Southwest Archery Takedown limbs are 100% interchangeable amongst Southwest Archrey risers (excluding the 54" Little Tiger).
If this is your first bow, check out the charts on the left to further assist you in selecting the appropriate draw weight! Disregard this chart if you already have experience with a recurve bow. Compound experience does not count as it is entirely different.
Assembling Your Southwest Archery Bow
Upon receiving your new Southwest Archery bow, there is some minor assembly required. However, rest assured that it is very simply and includes a well illustrated and descriptive instructional booklet with links for videos on the manufacturer website. The bow consists of three main components: the riser/handle, a pair of matching limbs (upper and lower), and a string.
- The two limbs simply mount to the riser using the two included limb bolts. Verify the limbs have been installed correctly by holding the riser in your hand as if you were going to shoot your bow, the limb tips should be pointing away from you when the bow is unstrung. If the limb tips are pointing towards you when holding the bow correctly then the limbs were mounted to the riser upside down.
- The string has two different size loops on each end. The end of the string with the bigger of the two loops goes on the top limb and slides down the limb tip past the string groove. The end of the string with the smaller of the two loops goes on the lower limb and slides down the limb tip to rest in the string groove.
- USING A STRINGER TOOL simply flex the limbs to allow the end of the string with the bigger loop to slide back up the limb towards the tip so that the string rests in the groove.
- Verify that the string has been successfully installed correctly by making sure that both ends of the string are resting in the string grooves on both the upper and lower limb.
- NEVER DRY FIRE YOUR BOW OR SHOOT IT WITHOUT AN ARROW!
The Perfect Platform For All Archery Applications
SO MANY POSSIBILITIES FOR ACCESSORIES:
Southwest Archery bows are the perfect platform for all archery applications. Whether it be just recreational target shooting, to traditional recurve competitive shoots, to hunting, and even bowfishing. All Southwest Archery takedown bows are equipped with threaded inserts for all kinds of different accessories. Whether you prefer to shoot from the arrow shelf which is cut approx. 1/8" past center or would rather use a mechanical arrow rest (example: flipper style rest with a plunger) all of our takedown bows accommodate both options. They are also capable of mounting just about any sight and quiver set up that is preferred and has a threaded insert for either a stabilizer or a bow fishing reel, depending on the application. All Southwest Archery limb tips are reinforced making them fast flight and flemish string compatible. Here's a list of commonly used accessories on Southwest Archery bows.
- Arrow Rests
- Shelf Pads
- Bowfishing Reels
- String Silencers
- Flash Lights/Laser Lights
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Anyways, as for something with a little more substance:
I'm a completely novice archer. I decided to pick up archery on an impulse (after being interested in it for *years*, since I was a mere child in fact). Initially I was going to purchase a PSE for $100 from Dick's Sporting Goods. I did some research, however, and quickly decided against it. While there's nothing wrong (from what I've read) with PSE's, it just seemed to be that there were better bows out there. I kept seeing the Samick Sage pop up though, and was considering purchasing it until I saw this. The Spyder is supposed to be the 'evolution' of the Samick Sage, and the engineers who worked on the Sage worked on this bow.
The bow is really solid, it has a great feel to it, and this comes with all the essential parts of a bow. Limbs, riser, an arrow rest, and the string, (also a stringer tool if you buy that...and if this is your first bow, you'll need one). The bow itself is accurate, provided that you have a good stance and are practicing proper draw methods.
Really I don't see any drawbacks to this bow. The limbs are interchangeable, so when you graduate from a lower draw weight you can just...buy limbs with a higher draw weight. It's a great bow for beginners. It feels *really* nice.
Some recommendations though:
Consider what you're going to want/need in addition to this bow, and set aside some extra money to purchase those essential products. For example, you're definitely going to need an arm guard. Unless you want to stick your arrows in your pocket or something, you'll need a quiver. Speaking of arrows, you'll need arrows, and they can be surprisingly expensive. I purchased a set of six 'Predator' brand arrows from a local outdoor sporting shop, and it cost me $45 ($40 for the arrows, $5 for the field points). I'd also recommend looking into a target of some kind by either getting a membership at your local archery range, or setting something up in your backyard (I only mention this because you're probably going to want to shoot the bow as soon as you get it, and it'd really suck to just...not have anywhere to shoot).
Also! The draw length on this bow is 28 inches. Most recurves have a draw length of 28 inches. All that means is that when you pull the string back 28 inches, the amount of force behind the arrow will be the draw weight of the limbs. So if you buy the bow with 25lb weight limbs, at 28 inches you'll be pulling back 25lbs. If your draw weight is a little longer or shorter, you'll either be adding or subtracting (approximately 2.5lbs/inch) from the weight of the bow (respectively). So if your draw length is 30 inches, and you want to shoot at 25lbs, The additional 2 inches of your draw length will add 5lbs of force, so to shoot at 25lbs, you would need to buy a 20lb bow. If your draw length is 26 inches, you'd be subtracting 5lbs from the force of your bow. So to shoot at 25lbs you'd need a 30lb bow. So in short, if your draw length is over or under 28 inches, you don't need to fret. Just buy the appropriate weight.
All in all, TL;DR, I'm really enjoying this bow, I've encountered zero issues with it, and it was a great purchase.