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Riser Options

We have 3 riser styles to choose from: 14″ ST, 16″ ST and 16″ RC. The 14” ST and 16″ ST riser is available in either exotic wood or solid aluminum with a leather grip, the 16″ RC is only available in exotic wood. Please visit the Picking a Riser page for more details.

All of the exotic risers we offer are heavy, dense wood, made even stronger and heavier by thoughtful use of fiberglass. A 14” exotic wood riser will generally weigh 18 ounces, plus or minus an ounce. A 14” solid-aluminum riser will weigh two pounds, or 14 ounces more than the exact same riser in exotic wood. The choice is yours – extra mass with aluminum or a unique look with exotic wood. With either one you can’t go wrong.

Aluminum vs. Wood Riser

People frequently ask about the benefits of an aluminum riser versus an exotic wood riser. Both have been extensively tested to ensure that performance is the same between the two. The main difference the archer feels with aluminum versus exotic wood is the added mass. Some people love the added mass and some people love the beauty of exotic wood.

Riser Materials


Three limb lengths are available when used on a 14″ riser: 62”, 64”, or 66” AMO bow lengths.The use of 16″ risers will add 2″ to overall bow length.

2 Piece Take Down

The two piece take down sleeve is a $100 option, made with all carbon fiber. The take down comes standard with a roll on rubber grip. A leather grip is $35 , and the all carbon fiber grip is an additional $80.

Draw Weight

Draw weights ranging from 35-60# at 28” are common, with a few limb sets either lighter or heavier than this normal range.

One other suggestion to keep in mind when filling out an order request has to do with draw weights. We mean it when we say that these bows excel in the performance category. For every person who has told us that he/she wanted a heavier set of limbs, we’ve had 10 tell us they wished they had ordered a lighter set of limbs.

With an ACS you can almost always achieve the same or even higher levels of performance to which you’re accustomed with less draw weight than before. So please consider dropping down a few pounds in draw weight when filling out your specs. You’ll be glad you did!