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Custom grips for Hoyt Dorado?

Postby Keener » Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:45 pm

Alright, I've scoured the 'net using every search string I can think of to find a high wrist grip for the Dorado.
The Hoyt Pro Fit high wrist looks like what I want, but I can't find it for sale on this side of the Atlantic.

What other grips will fit this bow?
Thanks.
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Re: Custom grips for Hoyt Dorado?

Postby Jim Casto Jr » Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:55 pm

The only one I know of is the Jager. The 2.0 is outstanding-to my notion:

http://jagergrips.com/shop/hunting-recurve/hoyt/

As for the Hoyt high wrist Profit grip, I sent a message to Jeremy at Save Big Outdoors in Alabama and asked if he might have one in stock. He's a big Hoyt dealer. Of course you can contact him directly at:

https://www.facebook.com/SaveBigOutdoors/
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Re: Custom grips for Hoyt Dorado?

Postby Keener » Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:41 pm

I just ordered a Jager. Limbs might be next.

The being able to customize can get addicting I bet.
Thinking about making an anti-trad trad bow. LOL!
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Re: Custom grips for Hoyt Dorado?

Postby Jim Casto Jr » Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:57 pm

I'd sure like to see a pic of the riser with the Jager on it.
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Re: Custom grips for Hoyt Dorado?

Postby Keener » Mon Dec 14, 2015 6:15 pm

I'll post one as soon as it arrives.

BTW _ I shot the Dorado a bit today. Still busting my arm, but smart enough to put the armguard on. I KNOW I am torquing the bow. I just don't know why or how to stop it.
I've tried every way I can think of to hold the bow; a strong, full handed grip, thumb and finger grip, and every combination in between. My elbow is bent slightly. My release is good and smooth. The arrows are hitting very well out to 25 yards.
The only drawback is I keep hitting my dang arm. I fix that issue and I will LOVE this bow.
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Re: Custom grips for Hoyt Dorado?

Postby Keener » Sun Dec 20, 2015 9:19 am

I believe I have solved the arm slap issue.
A slight turn of my elbow and it seems I am good. It's a bit different than what I am used to doing, but I think I can make it a habit and thus improve the consistency of my shot.

My jager has shipped and should arrive this week.

On a side note, I don't have a bow scale, but those 55# limbs that came with the bow feel a lot heavier than that. I have a 60# Mamba that feels lighter. I will more than likely order some Tradtech limbs after Christmas and want to be around 50#.
Any advice or suggestions?
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Re: Custom grips for Hoyt Dorado?

Postby marc » Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:53 pm

Just call John, he will know exactly what the TT limbs will weigh on that riser.
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Re: Custom grips for Hoyt Dorado?

Postby Keener » Mon Dec 21, 2015 4:09 pm

Jim, below are the pictures of the Jager grip on a Hoyt Dorado.
I've only shot two arrows from the bow since installing the grip. (came home at lunch time and the grip was here. No time to play with it.)
At first I thought the grip was for a left hand bow, but Jager only sells RH grips for this riser. There is a ridge on the grip that pushes against my palm. It is probably just the way I am holding the bow, I guess.

Good news is there is NO string slap or apparent torque. If it wasn't raining so hard I would go out and play with it some more.

Right Side:
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Straight On:
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Left Side:
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Re: Custom grips for Hoyt Dorado?

Postby Jim Casto Jr » Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:39 pm

Thanks for the pictures. I didn't realize the grip would be so high. I hope it fits you well. I don't think I'd get along too well with that one--I'd want one much lower. Good luck and please keep us posted how it goes.
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Re: Custom grips for Hoyt Dorado?

Postby Keener » Wed Dec 23, 2015 10:17 am

Jim, the grip is growing on me.
I haven't properly set the bow up; rest, side plate, nock height, arrow, etc. but, I am consistent enough now to know it will only get better. Once I figured out how to hold the dang thing, the Jager grip is comfortable enough and puts my hand in the exact same position each time.

It's too wet down here to do much shooting, but I will get it sorted out soon enough.
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