With all the archers in the world using the same carbon arrows
(only different in brand names), isn’t it nice to feel like your arrows are just yours? If you buy a set of arrows in an archery shop, you would probably receive the basic-looking shaft with a pointed head and some plain looking vanes. You don’t have a choice if you are competing, but who said archery is just for tournaments? If you want your arrows customized, the Internet is a place filled with wild imaginations and ideas. Here are some tips on how you can create a traditional wood arrow from the modern carbon fiber arrow.
Visit your favorite shop and inquire about the wood-patterned carbon arrow shaft. Most shops probably have this since this design is very popular to both traditional and competitive archers. If you want to go all out, you should purchase a traditional bow as well but make sure the specifications match with the arrows you have and vice-versa. Traditional wooden arrows use feathers for vanes; ask the store owner again if he has one. The trendiest feathers would be the 5-inch ones called TrueFlight Shield Cut feathers made from turkey feathers. Left and right wings are available and the price ranges from $6.70 to $83.85, depending on the quantity and design.
Traditional arrows are made from wood and wood is definitely heavier than a carbon composite. Choose carbon fiber arrows that weigh around eight to ten grains per inch. You need this weight if you are using the traditional bows because lighter arrows will only damage your bows. Heavier arrows tend to absorb the potential or resting energy from the bow and when released, the bow bounces back and recovers. Shooting lighter arrows, however, will not free the bow of its potential energy and when the arrow is shot, the energy “hits” your bow back, causing ample amount of stress.
Assemble the pieces and you are now ready for some traditional shooting. If you are not very interested with putting pieces together, you can buy designed carbon arrows
. The Heritage series by Carbon Express also has the wooden look and three shafts are available. The shafts weigh 10.0, 11.0 and 12.0 grains per inch. If you are using a longbow, these shafts are the perfect match.
Customizing arrows is simple. You just have to look for some pieces that can be attached to your arrow without affecting its performance. The basic parts like shaft and broadhead may not be customized but you can still add designs.
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