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VPA riser

Messages posted to thread:
Robbo 09-Jan-22
Draven 09-Jan-22
monkeyball 09-Jan-22
monkeyball 09-Jan-22
Draven 09-Jan-22
elkster 09-Jan-22
monkeyball 10-Jan-22
Brian waters 16-Jan-22
From: Robbo
Date: 09-Jan-22




Anyone have one and how do you like it

From: Draven
Date: 09-Jan-22

Draven's embedded Photo



I really wanted to try a VPA riser - 13" - with my Border Hex 6.5 longs and when opportunity arrived I bought the riser. There are conflicting info regarding how much draw weight will gain the limbs from a 25" riser to the 13" riser. My Borders are rated #[email protected]" on 25". On my Black Wolf 17" riser they were #[email protected]" and on this riser they gained almost nothing - #64.7. This 58" AMO bow (13"+longs) feels like a 60" AMO bow. I've set it at #62 OTF and it's the ultimate squirrels killer!

About the riser / bow itself:

- weight full bow as in image: 2.47lbs. This is just a tad above the 1 piece recurve weight, or on par with a whole wood takedown bow. - the riser has on the pocket a centreline that matches the centreline on the ILF system - a sweet addition compared with any other risers I have (Satori, Black Wolf, WFL, FC-100) making very easy the setup IF the limbs you have are straight. - the Jagger grip fits perfect in my hand - the small sight window is not hindering me even when shooting "straight bow". The top of the sight window is in the picture, but it doesn't bother me.

From: monkeyball
Date: 09-Jan-22




They are a very solid riser and as Daven stated above they carry no more increase in limb # than a 17". Solid and compact, worth the money to me.

Good Shooting->->->->Craig

From: monkeyball
Date: 09-Jan-22




Medium limbs give me a 54" bow strung nock to nock. Very nice to carry thru the woods.....

Good Shooting->->->->Craig

From: Draven
Date: 09-Jan-22




Craig, you made me curious. I measured my VPA with long BORDERs and it is 53" tip to tip strung bow.

From: elkster
Date: 09-Jan-22




I have shot one for about 8 years. Solid, well built. If you want a compact bow, it works.

Very good customer service from VPA.

From: monkeyball
Date: 10-Jan-22




Draven, you have to love the small footprint of those Borders............

Good Shooting->->->->Craig

From: Brian waters
Date: 16-Jan-22




I recently received this riser to "try out", thanks to my bud Gian Garrett. I never thought id be able to handle a short bow again due to health issues. The light mass weight of the riser along with the 20 degree limb pads makes it a very tolerable and nice handling rig. Im a uukha man, thru and thru. My sx-50s (rated on a 25")gained 5#, and my gobis(rated on a 19") gained 3#. I usually prefer a long sight window, but have no trouble with this shorty, surprisngly to me. Im using a plunger off the shelf. I would post pics, but im a dummy @ resizing them,so ill refrain. Overall, a highly recommended riser.





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