Very Cool New Recurve Riser

The MK Beta Riser which takes ILF and Formula limbs.

Some inventive bow designers have created a riser that takes both ILF and Hoyt Formula limbs (MK Beta Riser)! Check it out!

The International Limb fitting is a Hoyt design that was stolen by the rest of the industry (without paying royalties for the design—there are these “so sue me” actions from time to time in this industry) and, of course, the Formula limb sockets are a Hoyt design. Since the vast majority of recurve limbs have ILF fittings, this means a recurve archer would have available to them all of the current higher end limbs to use.

Whether MK is paying for the use of the Formula design I do not know, but it seems to be a simple and well thought out design. There are two posts for limb adjustment. If using Formula limbs, the middle post is removed (I expect it just screws out as it was screwed in). If ILF limbs, the middle post is used and the top post isn’t in the way.

This is not an endorsement, just admiration for an engineering problem solved.


An ordinary ILF Limb Pocket on a modern recurve riser.


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7 responses to “Very Cool New Recurve Riser

  1. It seems to be a high-level and really functional riser but the price is $949.99! The prices of risers are rising (pardon the pun). Would likely only be for the more serious advanced archers or those Intermediates who are on the rise.


    • I expect the idea to be stolen shortly and more affordable risers become available to the likes of us. I have never paid anywhere near that much for a bow, let alone a riser. :o)

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      • I also had a thought that an archer who was really able to take advantage of this now and had the high scores would either be under a sponsorship of another brand or would likely ask this particular manufacturer to sponsor them and comp them the bow(s).


  2. Pirate_Dan

    This appears to be a new variation on the MK Alpha, which was the original offering from MK Korea that took both ILF and Formula fittings a few years back.

    I have seen a few of the Alpha scattered around the shooting lines, but they don’t seem to be as popular as those risers which offer ILF or Formula


    • Didn’t see the first model. I suspect the MSLP is a major hold-up for many. I have a student with a formula riser and there are vast numbers of limbs she cannot try. (I suggest strongly that students borrow and lend limbs around to “try before you buy,” to prevent buyer’s remorse.

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  3. This is really an unique and glamorous model you got here. But also not easily affordable. This is for someone who is super pro and rich.


    • I agree … and for someone who has a great deal invested in both kinds of lids, possibly cheaper than two risers. I am assuming the price will come down over time.


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