I saw on another post that Zaccai was going to put together an ILF bow.
Can you believe that I've been down this rabbit hole three times with the same metal riser bow? Yes, I bought and sold the metal riser bow 3 times over the years. I guess it's because I have a love for exotic wood risers, and that's where, for me, I find the metal riser just can't compete. However, every time I've had an ILF metal riser bow, I find myself saying, it was so easy to tune those arrows and this recurve shoots so nice.
I'm currently shooting a TradTech Titan III with the Win and Win R/C maple core limbs. I have shot the DAS Dalaa too, and I find it to be an exceptional shooting recurve. I like the DAS fitting but I decided on the TradTech for a few personal reasons. I like the 19" riser which I prefer over the 21" riser of the DAS, the flat shelf on the TradTech can be built up by myself and I don't have to change the fittings on an ILF limb. It's not hard to change the fittings but it is nice that I don't have to do it.
Maybe the metal will grow on me. As I look at other high-end bow companies, I see their offering high-end risers are made of phenolic, micarta, or G-10 so just maybe aluminum is not too bad. An for those that say metal risers are not traditional, then they obviously need to know more about the history of the bow because metal has been used in both risers and limbs.
I'm not giving up my wood riser bows but I do appreciate everything a metal riser bow offers. 😀
Darren, I had a flat head bolt on my das also. I replaced it with a button head And put felt over it. The button head gives you a little more center shot.
Tom, I bought a flat-head bolt and place a piece of velcro on the head for the side plate, its the same idea that's used on the DAS riser. Being able to adjustable the side plate horizontally is what makes the arrow tuning much easier to get it precise.
Nice looking bow. I prefer the clean lines of your riser over the DAS but that’s just me. I also find the metal riser bows easier to tune and shoot. My Hoyt Excel riser with SF extremes, carbon/foam, is becoming my indoor bow. my other favorite is my Bear Mag riser, easier to shoot than my wood riser.
Deno, Thanks for the compliment. My son was looking at the TradTech over Thanksgiving weekend because all he has ever shot were wooden longbows and recurves. The first thing he said was, I like the stealth look of that bow!!
That's a beautiful looking bow Darren. I like the arrowheads in the riser. Enjoy it