When it comes to bows, you’re probably going to want to purchase one from a reputable company that is known for excellence.
So it is no surprise that Samick has taken one of their most successful recurves, the Sage, and made improvements. This new and improved recurve is called the Spyder Takedown Recurve Bow, but others simply call it the Sage 2.
In this review, we are going to talk a little more about the features of the Spyder Takedown Recurve Bow, but we are also going to give you an overview of what people who have purchased the bow had to say about their overall experience with it.
Then, we’re going to give you our recommendation on whether or not this recurve bow is something you should consider purchasing to add to your hunting arsenal!
About The Product
When we thought that the Sage couldn’t get any better, Samick proved us wrong when they redesigned it and released the Sage 2, Spyder Takedown Recurve.
This bow features several upgrades on the Sage, perhaps most notably is the rounded edges on the riser and the limb pockets, thus giving the bow a lighter, sleeker, and more streamlined appearance.
The riser also features a layer of red wood, making it a bow that is worthy of display when it isn’t being used.
Notable features of the Spyder Takedown Recurve Bow include:
- Kit includes: 3 part recurve bow, Allen wrench, Dacron bowstring and arrow rest
- Red wood finish riser
- Improved Rounded edges and Limb pockets
- Re-infoced limb tips and improved flush limb bolts
- Lightweight design
- 1 year manufacturer warranty
When you purchase this bow, you’re going to receive the necessary Allen wrench to attach the limbs to the riser, but you’re also going to get a bow string and arrow rest. Although the bow stringer isn’t included, you do have the option to purchase it at an additional cost.
However, these extras are still something you should be open to getting because it’s so much more convenient having everything all together.
The rounded edges of the riser and the limb pockets makes for a lighter bow (perfect for hunting and traveling), but it also makes the bow look more refined and aesthetically pleasing. And that riser with three colors? It just adds to the charm.
Should you ever decide that you’re ready to upgrade the string, you can do that because the tips of the limbs are reinforced, making them ready for use with a FastFlight string.
Because this bow comes with a 1 year manufacturer warranty, you can have a bit of peace of mind in knowing that your investment will have some protection should anything happen to it while you’re shooting.
What Others Say
When we looked at the user reviews, we saw that 92% had great things to say about the Spyder Takedown Recurve Bow and left 4 or 5-star reviews.
Of these reviews, people commented on how beautiful the bow was. Upon opening the box, they were able to assemble the bow within mere minutes, thanks to the Allen wrench that was included.
Customers who previously owned the Samick Sage felt as though this bow certainly exceeded their expectations. They said it felt good in their hands while they were shooting, which shows that Samick really paid attention to the ergonomics. They feel that this is the best bow for beginners because it’s simple, lightweight, and easy to use.
So what did the remaining 8% of customers who left 3-star or below reviews have to say? The most common complaint customers had was that the arrow rest and the bow string didn’t last long, which was a disappointment.
They said the adhesive part of the rest started to slip shortly after using the bow, and the string started to fray only after a few uses.
Some stated that if you wanted to go hunting with this bow, you should use some kind of string silencer, as it tends to make quite a bit of noise, which is not something you want when you’re trying to be stealthy.
Customers also mentioned that the limbs of the bow felt weak and they could easily splinter. On a lesser point, one customer said that the coloring of the bow was off, and the “olive” part wasn’t green, but instead a deeper shade of brown. While this isn’t something that affects the performance, it is something to be wary of.
If you love the Samick Sage and you want a bow that takes the same principals of that bow and redesigns it to make it better, then the Spyder is going to surpass your expectations, much like it had for several others. Not only does this bow look good, it performs beautifully and its accuracy is on point.
When you’re traveling to your next hunting spot, you won’t mind carrying this bow because it is incredibly lightweight—weighing less than three pounds. With this kit, you’ll receive the three-piece takedown recurve bow, an Allen wrench, and instructions on how to assemble it.
Also, you’ll receive a Dacron bowstring and an arrow rest. Because the stringer isn’t included, you may want to add the stringer tool with your purchase if you don’t already have one.
We feel that this is one of the best recurve bows on the market and definitely within the right price range of $135 to $160, depending on the draw weight you choose and if you want the stringer tool or not.
There are numerous recurve bows available on the market, there’s no doubt about that, but you can bypass all the hassle associated with choosing a bow and stick to what you know.
If you loved the Samick Sage, chances are you’ll be like the other 92% of customers who enjoyed shooting with this recurve.