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Hoyt's New Formula Recurve System - Beyond the Limits!

by Team Hoyt


At Hoyt, it’s always been our policy to seek ways to improve on the status quo. Whether that is in design, materials, aesthetics, feel, or other important areas, we’re always looking for ways to make things better. Given that philosophy, it’s a testimony to the quality and genius of our original, patented Hoyt Dovetail System (HDS) that it has been around for 25 years now.

Things are, once again, about to change for the better, in the shape of Hoyt’s new Formula Series – totally fulfilling our commitment to improvement.

The Formula series is designed as an integrated system- a complete bow designed from the ground up for performance, balance, accuracy and quality.  

When we set out to redefine competition recurve bows with the Formula System, we looked at all of the properties that led our patented Hoyt Dovetail System to become the most-copied design in recurve history, and asked ourselves, “How can we make this better?” The result of that question, combined with the most intensive R&D effort in the industry, yielded the all new Formula Series. Integrating the riser and limb for tighter tolerances, the new Paralever System on the Formula Series intercepts vibration and adjusts the limb flex pattern, yielding the smoothest and fastest Hoyt recurve ever.
Equipped with an even more precise version of the proven Hardlock alignment system, and an expanded fully Hoyt-compatible set of grip options, the Formula RX riser shatters the barriers of previous design to generate a platform for the swiftest, smoothest most accurate recurve limbs ever. It’s also one of the most durable and precise risers ever developed.

The unique mounting system on the Formula RX riser also allows for improved perimeter mass, increasing inertia and enhancing shootability. Mass concentrated at the ends creates a more stable riser with a smoother shot reaction.

Powering the Formula System is a choice of two all-new, premium limbs- designated F4 in syntactic foam, and F3 in laminated wood cores.

These smooth and incredibly swift new limbs feature a new tip geometry providing for substantially enhanced velocity- Hoyt’s fastest limbs ever. They also feature radically strengthened materials ensuring the ability to withstand more than 500 full-on dry-fires, more than one million shot cycles with no performance change, and unmatched torsional and vertical stability.  

Innovative, all-new cross-carbon multi laminates and the new Hoyt Paralever mounting system reshape the limb stress curve for unmatched smoothness before the shot, and helps manage vibration after the shot with more than 40% less limb stress in the critical riser interface area. The result is increased smoothness in the clicker zone and up to a 4 FPS velocity advantage over any available recurve limb today.  

A sleek, redesigned limb tip increases strength and alignment accuracy and also adds to velocity through an adjustment in critical string leverage at full draw.

Mounting a damper (for example, a Doinker with a weight) using the patent-pending Limb Dampening Bushing on the portion of the limb within the Paralever mount means there is no speed loss penalty from this vibration reduction method- yet it is far more efficient than riser-mounted dampers. Shooters who prefer a sharper feel can simply omit the use of a damper.  Either way, the Limb Bushing allows optional use of a top rod if desired.

Take time to get directly acquainted with this new pinnacle of Hoyt recurve technology, and see for yourself why Formula is truly a step beyond the state of the art.

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