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Offline KodaChuck

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Capped Risers
« on: September 26, 2016, 12:03:00 AM »
What exactly defines a capped riser and what was the design purpose. I see the term mentioned on some vintage Pearson and Shakespeare bows. Any info would be appreciated. Thank you. Chuck
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Offline warpedarrow

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Re: Capped Risers
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2016, 08:57:00 PM »
I don't have the exact words to define a capped riser, but when you say capped riser the mid sixties Tamerlane, Kodiak Special, kodiak, Super Kodiak, and Temugin come to mind.

My understanding is that it was intended to place some weight on the backside of the bow, sort of like a built in stabilizer. I also have a theory that fins and bullets were popular on the late fifties cars and that the points were a carry over from them.
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Re: Capped Risers
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2016, 07:06:00 AM »
Thanks Brad....that might be it. I was thinking it possibly involved an additional piece of wood that was pretty easy to distinguish by the grain pattern that was placed in the upper part of the sight window. Why I was asking myself?
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