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What is Tiller?

Tiller is the difference in actual distance between the upper limb to the string and lower limb to the string measured from the base of the limbs (where the limb and riser meet) at a 90 degree angle. Single cam models must be measured from a reference line from axle to axle.

The main function of tiller is to allow the archer to more easily and comfortably aim during the draw and release of the shot. Most bows will shoot best with an even tiller which means the distance from the string to the limb is the same on top and bottom. Tiller adjustments are made by adjusting either the top or bottom limb weight adjustment bolt. For example, if you have too much tiller on the bottom limb, decrease the weight on the top limb or increase the weight on the bottom. Hoyt USA recommends that you initially set tiller equal on top and bottom.

How far can I back the weight off of my bow and still be safe?

Hoyt USA recommends that you never exceed ten complete rotations of the limb weight adjustment bolts.

What is brace height?

Brace height is the distance between the pivot point of the grip and the string at rest.

How often should I lubricate my wheels/cams?

A light, spot lubrication of the axles where they pass through the wheel/cam should be done on a regular basis (1,500-2,000 shots). In adverse hunting conditions where dirt, dust, and moisture are encountered, lubrication may be done on a daily basis. Hoyt USA recommends that you use a silicone or Teflon based lubrication or any other quality grease available at your local Hoyt USA Pro Shop. It is not recommended that you use "penetrating oils" such as WD-40, EZ #7, Fast Break, etc.

Note: Cam & 1/2 System bows feature sealed stainless steel ball bearings which do not require lubrication.

Are split limb bows really better?

To read about the advantages of split limb technology, please see the article written by Randy Ulmer entitled, "Are Split limb Bows Better?". The article can be found in the "News" section of the Hoyt USA website.

What is "ATA Standard" draw length?

A method of measurement has been established to provide an industry standard of draw length and eliminate the variances in the original method caused by different thicknesses of bow risers. The ATA Standard Draw Length is arrived at by measuring the "Draw Length to Pivot Point" which is the distance from the string''s nock point to the pivot point of the grip, and adding 1 and 3/4 inches. The 1 and 3/4 inches represents the average distance from the far side of the bow to the bow grips pivot point. Manufactures use this ATA Standard Draw Length when they designate the draw length of a bow.

How do I adjust the draw weight of my bow?

Weight adjustments can easily be made by turning the weight adjustment bolt clockwise to increase weight or counter clockwise to decrease weight. You should always turn the top and bottom adjustment bolts in equal amounts.

If my bow needs repairs or warranty work what should I do?

Visit either the dealer where the bow was purchased from or any other authorized Hoyt dealer. To find the dealer nearest you, simply click on the "Where To Buy" link at the top of each page, and select your country/region. All authorized Hoyt dealers within 100 miles of you will be displayed. All bows sent to the Hoyt factory must be handled through an authorized Hoyt dealer.

What are the advantages of TEC Engineering?

To learn of the advantages of TEC Engineering, please read the article written by Randy Ulmer entitled "TEC Bows - Form or Function?" The article can be found in the "News" section of the Hoyt USA website.

How often should I replace my strings and cables?

Hoyt USA recommends that a bow''s strings and cables should be changed when wear is evident or every two years under normal use conditions.

Where can I purchase or get pricing for Hoyt USA product?

Visit a Hoyt authorized dealer. To find the closest dealer to you, simply click on "Where To Buy" link at the top of each page, and select your country/region. All authorized Hoyt USA dealers within 100 miles of you will be shown.

What is a reflex riser and a deflex riser?

Reflex and deflex are terms used to explain the geometry of a riser. A deflex riser bow will have a higher brace height than a reflex riser bow which generally means it is a more forgiving bow. A reflex riser bow has a shorter brace height which usually translates into a higher performance bow and perhaps a bit less forgiving than a deflex riser bow. Reflex/deflex is measured by the position of the throat of the grip in terms of its location from a line drawn from each of the pocket pivot points on the handle. If the throat of the grip is in front of the pivot point line it is considered deflex, if it is behind the pivot point line it is considered reflex.

What size arrow should I shoot with my bow?

To find out which arrow is the best to shoot with your setup, visit www.eastonarchery.com and click on the Shaft Selector Guide. This will walk you through a simple step by step process in order to find the shaft that''s best for you.

Bows should not be shot with arrows weighing less than 5 grains per pound.

How often should I wax my bow strings?

Hoyt USA recommends applying a light coat of bowstring wax to your bow''s strings and cables on a regular basis. Hoyt USA suggests once every two weeks during peak use. Use a high quality bowstring wax available at your local Hoyt USA Pro Shop.

How many twists can I have/or do I need in my recurve bow string?

Hoyt USA recommends that a modern synthetic (Dyneema, Fast Flight, etc.) string for a high-performance bow have no less than 20 twists with a suggested maximum of 1.2 twists per inch of string length. This promotes a rounder, more consistent string.