One thing our kit obsessed editor looks forward to in his mailbox every month (other than the cease and desist orders from Ki Bo Bae’s lawyers) is the newsletter from Alternative Sports with their newest arrivals. This months update listed something he got quite excited about (or as excited as he gets). A rather good looking and well priced 23″ riser from Kinetic called the Scopus.
Now why should this small riser from a lessor known company be of interest to our over 6 foot, Win&Win fanboi editor who is in a thoroughly monogamous relationship with his CXT riser? Its because this is a good looking, light, anodized, 23″ riser with a wooden handle and that’s a pretty rare combination. Its always a struggle to find such risers to recommend to smaller ladies and juniors.
Coming in at a light 1078g, this CNC machined aluminium riser has all the features: Adjustable limb alignment, 3 bushings for stabilizers (top, bottom, long) and an extended clicker plate. Normally risers at this price are painted with rubberized handles but this one is anodized with a wooden handle colour matched to the riser. This gives it a very attractive visual similar to bows at least twice the price. Even rarer, it comes in left and right handed versions which is anything but common at times. The range has 10 colours (admittedly we’re not sure about “Ghost” and “Tactical”) but there’s bound to be a colour you could love. The red is a quite nice shade and appropriate for GA club colours.
Currently in store at Alternative, the £104.09 is a very small price for a lot of bow … especially for someone requiring a smaller, lighter riser. And if the apparent quality is indeed there, we suspect this might be a very good seller indeed.
While we haven’t seen any of these risers as yet, the majority of the Kinetic range seem really well priced. They have all the functionality you would expect from a higher priced riser with some pretty nifty features like wooden handles and an anodized paint job. All of them appear worth looking at for a first riser.
You can check out the bow in many of its available colours on this link to Alternatives website.