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I'm going to purchase a set of new limbs (either Border or Hoyt) for my 21" Hoyt Tiburon riser. I'm 5 foot 5, have a 26" draw length and I pull about 45# as far as a comfortable hunting poundage is concerned. Yes, I know. I'm a hobbit. :D

Any recommendations ? Extra short, short or medium ? I feel as if I'm not getting everything I can out of the stock medium limbs (making the bow 64" over all). But that might just be due to their cheaper design.

This will be mainly be a 3D bow with a bit of hunting thrown in.

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I have a very similar draw length on a 25" riser I went with short.

With a smaller riser I would still go with a short limb.
 
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X2 with Trevor shorts on a 21" riser would be right. However, Sid will definately have an recomendation as these are formula limbs. Your new bow combination is going to be really stunning.

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Thanks guys. I was expecting a few votes for the 'short' limbs but I was interested to see if anyone would go as far to recommend xtra shorts.

Goody, good. Now its a matter of choosing the type of limb. Border Hex-6 H vs Hoyt F7's ? ;)
 

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Of the two Border. But don't forget MK and Uukha either.

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MK and Border both offer direct-fit Formula limbs.
Only Uukha can fit their adaptor, although just from looking at them I have a sneaking suspicion that SF Elite + would work too judging by the shape of the limb butt area.

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I have extra short Border hex 6 limbs on a 27" riser. My DL has grown from 27.25"to. 28"(AMO) putting me on the far side of the limbs sweet spot. I recall looking at Borders smoothness curves for the different limb lengths and could see that longer limbs had a longer sweet spot and shorter limbs have a shorter sweet spot.

Sid would advise best and with formula limbs there may be other issues, like limb angle and working limb length that may come into play. My guess is that shorts are the best bet on a 21" Tribute for your DL.

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Geeeez Grant. You're definitely not easy to impress. So there are now more options than just Border ? ;) I thought I'd get a massive 'woop, woop' from you, for considering the Hex 6's.

There's no way I can try before I buy as there are no recurve/trad orientated stores in NZ. What do you guys reckon would be the best bet ?

I'm not sure how I feel about 'limb adapters'. This is one situation where more doesn't necessarily equal 'merrier' IMO. As a hunting/3D set-up I just want it to be as simple as possible. Personally I'm leaning towards the Hex 6's.

There's just one thing which concerns me which Sid explained to me briefly in an email. Apparently the Hoyt Dorado and Gamemaster risers aren't suitable for his super curved Hex limbs because they are often not 'straight' out of the factory. But the Hoyt Olympic risers are more often than not made straight. The Tiburon and Buffalo fall somewhere in the middle quality-wise, so I'm not sure whether my Tib. is closer to the straightness of the Olympic risers or the Gamemaster/Dorado's ?? Not to say that the Dorado/GM'sters are 'wonky'...:D

It feels and shoots great, and its better suited to hunting than a 25" target riser. Fingers crossed its okay ! Any advice/info ?
 

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Geeeez Grant. You're definitely not easy to impress. So there are now more options than just Border ? ;) I thought I'd get a massive 'woop, woop' from you, for considering the Hex 6's.

There's no way I can try before I buy as there are no recurve/trad orientated stores in NZ. What do you guys reckon would be the best bet ?

I'm not sure how I feel about 'limb adapters'. This is one situation where more doesn't necessarily equal 'merrier' IMO. As a hunting/3D set-up I just want it to be as simple as possible. Personally I'm leaning towards the Hex 6's.

There's just one thing which concerns me which Sid explained to me briefly in an email. Apparently the Hoyt Dorado and Gamemaster risers aren't suitable for his super curved Hex limbs because they are often not 'straight' out of the factory. But the Hoyt Olympic risers are more often than not made straight. The Tiburon and Buffalo fall somewhere in the middle quality-wise, so I'm not sure whether my Tib. is closer to the straightness of the Olympic risers or the Gamemaster/Dorado's ?? Not to say that the Dorado/GM'sters are 'wonky'...:D

It feels and shoots great, and its better suited to hunting than a 25" target riser. Fingers crossed its okay ! Any advice/info ?
There are 3 of our club members (in Tasmania) with Border limbs, and they all highly recommend them. They are by far the fastest limbs in the club, and exceedingly accurate. I would say though that they do need to be lined up straight, so if your Tiburon riser has no lateral adjustment, you might have problems. If it was me, I'd get the Hexs, and bin the riser if it's no good. Does Sid have Hex 7s in ILF yet? That would be awesome. The other thing about Border is that you will get very good personal advice for your specifics. You won't get that level of service from an NZ Hoyt dealer.
 

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What I'm thinking of *maybe* doing is just getting rid of the Tiburon and getting a Best Zenit riser. That way I can hunt with it, shoot 3D AND do Olympic shooting next year (when I've I'm happy enough with my form). :)

The Zenit's are all straight I've heard.

I reckon that might be the best thing to do ! I'm kinda over Hoyt. The only reason I still like their risers is mainly for the aesthetics. :) But performance is key.
 

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What I'm thinking of *maybe* doing is just getting rid of the Tiburon and getting a Best Zenit riser. That way I can hunt with it, shoot 3D AND do Olympic shooting next year (when I've I'm happy enough with my form). :)

The Zenit's are all straight I've heard.

I reckon that might be the best thing to do ! I'm kinda over Hoyt. The only reason I still like their risers is mainly for the aesthetics. :) But performance is key.
Best are supposed to be dead straight but they have no adjustment. There has been a lot of good stuff said on this forum about Bernardini Cobras, especially by the hunters. They do have lateral adjustment. I have 2 Bernardinis (not the Cobra though), and highly recommend them. I also have a PSE X Appeal, and that looks wicked. Just to wind you up with choices. As a matter of interest, are you barebow? Some risers need a little (or a lot) of help sitting vertically.
 

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Barebow...well. :) :) There is no barebow class in NZ.

Is lateral adjustment a good feature to have ? The thing I don't understand is...why can't all risers be made straight and then end of story ?

You have really made it more difficult for me now. Haha But options are always nice to have. I was in the exact same position last year, but I went for the Tiburon instead of an Italian riser. :) But I was young and foolish back then.

I've emailed 'alternative archery UK' about ordering a Zenit. But it's still not too late to decide. The Bernardini's definitely look nice...but they can't be used for FITA. I've got a Norm Johnson BlackTail recurve ordered, and when it arrives later in the year it will be my main hunting rig, so I reckon the BEST Zenit might be the best option for a 3D/Olympic set-up.
 

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Go the best zenith riser for hunting that is what I have. they are solid and I have mounted a set of 50lb CVW limbs on them. Like blakey said they have no limb adjustment but everything lines up (as best as I can measure).
 

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Do you have pics ? I'd love to see your bow maaaan. :) Yeah, I'm tempted to go for the Zenit. I definitely respect the founder of BEST archery' idea of making a product which just 'works' as oppose to resorting to a whole load of gimmicks etc. I guess this can be said of many of the Europeans risers.
 

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Have you shot all of the lengths? When I bought my TradTech, I tried both mediums and longs. I also shot the glass and wood vs carbon/glass/wood limb. I found there was a difference for me. A long limb of heavier weight felt better than a shorter, but heavier, limb. I will recommend against buying a set of limbs until you find a way to shoot both possible choices.
 
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