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» 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.
» 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".
» For detailed instructions on how to properly adjust recurve riser alignment, download the PDF titled "riser adjustment procedure".
» 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:
Brownell D75 Dyneema
Brownell D75 Thin
BCY Dynaflight 97
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.
» 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.
» 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.