What is the difference between a riser of one family and a riser of another family? I don’t know if it is tremendously different as a purchaser of equipment. Here’s the Prodigy XT and the Horizon Grand Prix. If we don’t look at their profile with different lace structure patterns, I see a lot of similarities in the arrow platform, the stem, and the thickness of the bow. I understand that the Prodigy has a variation of ILF that I haven’t quite understood. I miss the old apple logo from Hoyt (which may be part of Easton’s old offerings, more here).
The Prodigy XT 25 arrived and a whole bunch of other stuff. Time to get this hand me down process started. First, time to build up the older kid’s bow with the help of her coach. We adjusted tillers and checked for staightness.
Her coach had some used limbs we could buy and that means her draw weight poundage is going up. These limbs are made of wood. That seems appropriate for her for now. Future choices include all carbon, foam, and even bamboo. Sometimes it feels less like innovation and more like product specialization. Although, the only perspective I have is that of the customer.
Then, on to the refitting of her old bow (Hoyt Grand Prix Horizon). Black and teal seem to be an acceptable scheme for the younger one. A teal left handed quiver goes with her new-to-her riser. More work to do…