The Kestral recurve, unlike many short bows opens very smoothly to 29"+ with surprisingly little finger pinch. Like all of our recurves the Kestral has full working tips that lay open when drawn, decreasing string angle and keeping p.p.i. increase around 2.5 to 3 lbs. This unique limb design offers great performance for short and long draw archers. The kestral is often prefered by hunters using ground blinds, tree stands or just looking for a more compact bow. This model is also a top choice for turkey hunters.