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Recurves


Where can I find the latest Hoyt recurve ad?

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What are the technical details of the new F7 and HPX Formula Series limbs and risers?

» Download the PDF Tech Bulletin here.

  »DOWNLOADS: 2012-Hoyt-FORMULA-Series-Technical-Bulletin.pdf  2012-Brady-Ad.pdf  

What does the new Paralever System do for speed and smoothness on the new Hoyt Formula Series?

» By managing stress in the pocket interface and allowing the limb to flex differently in the pocket than previous designs, the Formula Series' Paralever mount helps create incredible smoothness and high performance combinations never before practical. For a good example, have a look at the attached force-draw chart comparing a 25" Formula riser equipped with medium F4 42# limbs, with a 27" Formula equipped with short 44# F4 limbs. Both are incredibly smooth well past where previous 68" bow designs would start to stack, and the 27/S combination is 4 FPS faster with lower peak weight.

  »DOWNLOADS: FRX25-27.pdf  

I have made alignment adjustments to my Hardlock dowel equipped Hoyt recurve riser but now I want to return the bow to the factory zero setting. How do I do it?

» It is a simple matter to return your Hoyt recurve Hardlock dowel to the factory zero position. The installation of two alignment washers on the solid end of the dowel (the opposite end of the dowel from the screw and cap), and insertion of the dowel from the sight window side (top and bottom are not interchangeable) sets the dowel back to zero.

Place unused washers under the cap, replace the locking screw, tighten the system down, and you a have a factory-fresh setting- which is all you need in 99.9 percent of setups with Hoyt limbs.

Full details can be found in a PDF download in the recurve section of this FAQ under the topic "how do I align my recurve riser".

What is the proper way to adjust recurve riser alignment?

» For detailed instructions on how to properly adjust recurve riser alignment, download the PDF titled "riser adjustment procedure".

  »DOWNLOADS: 1riseradjustmentprocedure.pdf  

What recurve string material does Hoyt recommend ?

» All Hoyt recurves are engineered to work with the latest high-performance string materials. We have extensively tested and have had good results with the following:

Angel Majesty
Brownell D75 Dyneema
Brownell D75 Thin
Brownell TS1
BCY Dynaflight 97
BCY 8125G

Any of these current materials can be used to build an excellent recurve bowstring.

Please consult manufacturer websites for additional information on these string materials.

How many twists can I have/or do I need in my recurve bow string?

» Hoyt recommends that a modern synthetic (Dyneema, Fast Flight, etc.) string for a high-performance bow have not less than 15-20 twists with a suggested maximum of 1 twist per inch of string length. This promotes a rounder, more consistent string.

When my recurve limbs are unstrung, I can easily move them back and forth. Do I have a problem ?

» The original, patented Hoyt Dovetail system functions by self-centering the limb on the engagement surfaces of the limb itself. This means that the system will appear to be loose until the bow is strung.

Once the bow is strung, the self-centering aspect of the system takes over.

Every time the bow is shot, the limbs are forced to the precise center alignment dictated by the geometric position of the alignment dowels.

This makes shimming limbs for pocket fit unnecessary.

Note that other bow companies making an imitation Hoyt dovetail may not hold the neccessary tolerances required for optimal system function.


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