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Don’t want the hassle of fletching your own arrows? Then we can help. We can custom build arrows for all bow types or we can supply pre-packed budget arrows for the back garden.
There are distinct differences in arrow quality, and it is VERY important to choose the correct arrow for the purpose it is being used for.
If you need any help, fire off an email and we will be pleased to help.
It's a fact that nocks break.
But there's two ways of looking at it. Either complain about the cost of those little bits of plastic or congratulate yourself on your tight grouping!
Personally, I like to look on the bright side. Each time I break a nock I congratulate myself on my superior shooting ability. If someone else breaks my nock, well, then i complain about the price of nocks...
However you choose to look at it, owning a dozen spares is the sensible thing to do.
A fletching is used to stabilise the arrow. Fletching an arrow with an angle, or offset, will force the arrow to spin during its flight, increasing stability. But too much spin increases the drag and slows the arrow down, loosing speed and distance.
There is no golden rule about what size fletching to use. Generally speaking, the smaller the arrow the smaller the fletching, and vice-versa.
The more finely tuned the bow, the less work the fletching needs to do to straighten the arrow. In fact, a super tuned bow can shoot an arrow without any fletchings surprisingly well.
The type of bow you use also makes a difference. For example, a compound archer using a release aid can use smaller fletchings as the arrow is launched with less flex and requires less correction. But archers with a finger loose generate more arrow flex and can benefit from larger fletchings helping to stabilise the flight more quickly.
There are 4 common styles of arrow shaft. These are; Wood, aluminium, carbon, and an aluminium/carbon composite.
Almost all production arrow shafts are made from these materials.
The only exception is fibreglass. Fibreglass is used in some leisure arrows, but usually only as a prefabricated arrow. It is not typical to buy a fibreglass arrow shafts separately as it would not be a natural choice if you were making your own arrows.
You may also note that some of the more expensive arrow shafts are sold only in dozens. This is not so we can sell more arrows! This is due to the extremely tight tolerances required for such arrows. It is not possible to manufacturer every single shaft to the same exact tolerance of spine and weight, so each production batch is separated further into matched sets.
Not the type you write on your score card. If we could sell those type of points we certainly would! (and at VERY competitive prices, of course..)
No, these are the pointy bits on the end of your arrow.
For every given model of point, there are often multiple variants of weights and sizes.
Manufacturers of arrow shafts provide arrow selection charts, and using these charts will help identify which weight and size will fit.
Experimenting with point weights will change how your arrow tunes.
Using a lighter point will ‘stiffen’ the arrow behaviour and a heavier point will ‘weaken’ the arrow behaviour.
The better tuned your arrows, the more ‘points’ you will score.
Building your own arrow can save you a lot of money.
You will need to invest in the right tools to do a good job, but it will be worth it.
You could even earn plenty of brownie points (or cash if you don’t like them very much) fixing your club mates arrows.
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