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Old 05-28-2007, 02:03 PM   #1
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I am looking to make a set of arrows and was wondering what type of vane to use?

I have seen small 2" vanes as well as 5" vanes.

How do they effect the performance of the arrow?
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Old 05-28-2007, 07:41 PM   #2
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well...I use 3" duravanes...but I am going to switch over to 2" Blazers...
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Old 05-28-2007, 08:23 PM   #3
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2.25 quikspins for me.....
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2.25 quikspins for me.....
I currently use blazers...how do you like the quikspins? What did you have before? What has been the main difference since switching?
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Can anyone explain the difference in performance of the different vanes?

I hear people talking about all the different types and i need to know what type is best for my application.
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Old 05-29-2007, 10:55 AM   #6
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Old 05-29-2007, 06:17 PM   #7
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I use Blazers they are very durable, light, accurate with both target tips and broadheads, and do not break the bank like quickspins. And for hunting I use a WB rest and the Blazers just flat out are the best for this rest.
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Can anyone explain the difference in performance of the different vanes?

I hear people talking about all the different types and i need to know what type is best for my application.
Well...what is your application???
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Old 05-29-2007, 09:55 PM   #9
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Right, what is your application maybe we could help you?
Me i use blazers 2in for everything,target,hunting.
They may not be the best to some shooters but they work for me.

And JAG, Yes i use feathers on my recurve to.
I use to use feathers all the time!
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Well i have two bows, a recurve that i shoot of the shelf and a compound that shoots off a rest.

I only target shoot at the moment so i shoot field points. I would prefer a vane or feather that is somewhat durable becuase my accuracy isn't perfect. At the moment i am shooting 4" feathers.
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Well i have two bows, a recurve that i shoot of the shelf and a compound that shoots off a rest.

I only target shoot at the moment so i shoot field points. I would prefer a vane or feather that is somewhat durable becuase my accuracy isn't perfect. At the moment i am shooting 4" feathers.
if you want durable, stay away from quikspins......jmo
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if you want durable, stay away from quikspins......jmo
Or get the new Quikspin ST vanes. They are much more durable.
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Old 06-01-2007, 07:32 PM   #13
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Well i have two bows, a recurve that i shoot of the shelf and a compound that shoots off a rest.

I only target shoot at the moment so i shoot field points. I would prefer a vane or feather that is somewhat durable becuase my accuracy isn't perfect. At the moment i am shooting 4" feathers.
In your case i would stick to feathers,Gateway is what i use,or blazers are pretty tough!
Youve got to shoot feathers off the shelf with recurve!
Hope it turns out allright.
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Feathers obviously for the recurve. Depending on what type of rest (TM Hunter type, drop away, ect) there are some that may not be appropriate. For example, I wouldn't shoot Quick Spins through a Whisker Bisquit, and 3D Duravanes heat up and wrinkle through that rest. The Blazers and Mini-Blazers are my personal favorite for many reasons. I recommend them to all my archery friends, and frequently fletch up a couple for them to try out if some of thier arrows have beat up vanes. That makes them believers quick. Bohning has a real winner there.

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Unless your shooting in the rain then it's kinda like a black powder rifle going off, everything disappears. I shot feathers for years and loved them but finally went to the blazers. I won't be switching back
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I'm begining to hear some great things about the FOB's (fletching only better)... think I'm going to have to try them out
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Feathers are nice but if you go thru bales etc you will be fletching alot. My new arrows are gonna have these itsy bitsy Bohning X-Vanes that are 1.5 shield cut. They are just adorable but will do the job....at least I was told they were.
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I'm begining to hear some great things about the FOB's (fletching only better)... think I'm going to have to try them out
I shot those FOB's about a year ago and did not get very good groups with them. But loved the concept. And of course I do not think my WB would agree with them very much??
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Feathers are nice but if you go thru bales etc you will be fletching alot. My new arrows are gonna have these itsy bitsy Bohning X-Vanes that are 1.5 shield cut. They are just adorable but will do the job....at least I was told they were.
As long as they are "Adorable". Then we know they must be good, right?
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I use 2" Blazers for everything...

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I'm begining to hear some great things about the FOB's (fletching only better)... think I'm going to have to try them out
What's the difference between FOBs and Turbo Nocks?

As time goes by, these type of items will change the way we shoot and/or look at our arrows, but until than I enjoy fletching my own arrows.
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