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Old 11-14-2006, 02:27 PM   #1
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Since their inception I haven't like them. I have my own fletching jig and enjoy personalizing arrows. However I was in the local Gander Mountain yesterday and happened to see them with Blazer vanes.

They were 24.99 for a pack of six. Certainly someone has to be kidding. That's $50 a dozen for fletching. And if ya mess up one you have to replace the whole works.

Tell me I'm old and out of touch, but I can buy enough vanes and glue to do my own for the next twenty years just for that $50.

Just how gullible are we consumers going to get?
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Old 11-14-2006, 02:55 PM   #2
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Don't worry, plenty of people out there that will find out that not only are they very expensive, they are just a bad design/idea too... I know somebody who bought them. They lasted all of a couple of weeks.

Fletching a shaft is pretty cheap and pretty easy, even if you buy the expensive jig, vanes, glue, etc...

Besides, when the weather is bad I enjoy sitting on the sofa with a tray table, watching a move and re-fletching arrows.

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Old 11-14-2006, 06:45 PM   #3
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When they first came out I thought it was a cool idea, but it really doesn't make sense. Like you said if you clip a vane you waste the whole thing.

The only thing I could see as an "advantage" was if you had to make an "emergency repair" in the field , but that's never happened to me, I usually have more than 1 arrow with me.
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Old 11-14-2006, 08:03 PM   #4
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When they first came out I thought it was a cool idea, but it really doesn't make sense. Like you said if you clip a vane you waste the whole thing.

The only thing I could see as an "advantage" was if you had to make an "emergency repair" in the field , but that's never happened to me, I usually have more than 1 arrow with me.
completley agreed and also about the one arrow in your quiver thing.....thats why the dealer sells them in half dozens.....
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And, where would you get the hot water in the field to shrink the thing on your arrow ? Use your coffee ? I think not...

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Old 11-15-2006, 06:37 PM   #6
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you carry a solar powered water heater...... duh....some people just dont think......
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you carry a solar powered water heater...... duh....some people just dont think......
Or your could heat your canteen with your flare gun .

Or maybe we could invent "Instant hot water" in a little bag you rip open and it heats up those those foot warmers!!!

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Or your could heat your canteen with your flare gun .

Or maybe we could invent "Instant hot water" in a little bag you rip open and it heats up those those foot warmers!!!

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I got a million of 'em

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you carry a solar powered water heater...... duh....some people just dont think......

Yeah, or a pocket-sized nuclear reactor... Who would need lumenocks... The whole arrow would glow. Hey, now that's an idea ! And you suggested I was not thinking...

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Me thinks you guys think too much. LOL.
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Yeah, or a pocket-sized nuclear reactor... Who would need lumenocks... The whole arrow would glow. Hey, now that's an idea ! And you suggested I was not thinking
If we put our heads together we could have the biggest thing since.....toilet paper!!!

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Me thinks you guys think too much. LOL.
That's what they said about the guy that came up with toilet paper!
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