" The Kraken (/ˈkreɪkən/ or /ˈkrɑːkən/) is a legendary sea monster of large proportions."
The Kraken has been a popular model since it launched in 2015. This year I made a few changes to the design. The riser geometry is new, with the throat of the grip being one inch in front of the fade-outs. This means that the new deflex riser makes the bow very forgiving to shoot.
The other change to the design is that both action bamboo core laminations are in front of the riser.
The new Kraken is also available with the new Timberpoint C² double carbon limbs.
The new C² limbs have a unidirectional carbon back, two action bamboo core laminations, then a layer of weaved carbon and finally Bo-Tuff ULS glass on the belly.
The mass of a typical Kraken is about 3 pounds. Of course this can vary a bit depending on the wood used in the riser. The core of the riser is still DarkTimber, which is very strong and heavy.
I will add more photos when available. Of course the new Kraken can be made with all the wood/colour combinations as the other models. The best place to see photos of bows that I have made is on the Timberpoint Archery facebook page.
Here are some key features:
- IFAA, World Archery and IBO legal
- Heavy riser for stability
- Custom sight window available
- Deflex-reflex limbs made from carbon, action bamboo and glass for a smooth draw and good performance
- Available in the new C² limbs
- D-shaped strung profile
- Deflex riser
- Comfortable grip ensures correct hand placement
- Grip is custom made for your hand size
- Limbs are FastFlite proof
- Stunning looks
The Kraken come in lengths of 66 to 70 inches, depending on the required draw length.
The recommended brace height is 7 3/4" to 8 1/2"
Draw weights from 25 to 55 pounds.
Price for a one piece bows from € 1100
Price for a take down bow from € 1300
C² limbs, add €60
In this photo the size of the Kraken riser is clearly visible. This bow was made from maccasar ebony with a solid Dark Timber curve. The front section of the riser is also made from Dark Timber and has ebony scales over it to keep the nice wood grain in the bow design.
This Kraken is made from osage orange and has cocobolo over the Dark Timber curve.
The Dark Timber is clearly visible here. The front section of this riser has the yellow osage orange scales covering it, and you can see the Dark Timber in the sight window. The same goes for the curve with the cocobolo scales.
Maccasar ebony with caramel bamboo was used for this bow.
Here I used maccasar ebony and santos palisander, with red padauk accent lines.
Here are tow photos showing the Kraken limbs at brace. This bow is 67" long and the brace height is 8".
The D shape of the bow is very obvious.