What do wraps do?

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by swintj1, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. swintj1

    swintj1 Senior Member

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    I was just wondering what wraps do, compared to just fletching the vanes directly to the shaft? I see a lot of archers doing it, is there a benefit?
     
  2. Wheely

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    They look pretty :peace:
     

  3. STRO

    STRO get'n rid of target panic

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    I only wrap my hunting arrows and I wrap them with reflective silver wrap so I can find them easier. For some reason they keep on turning red.
     
  4. Cameron

    Cameron Senior Member

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    Makes replacing fletchings easier as well. Plus you can customize them!

    Look up Battledrum on the AT forum, he can make whatever design you like!:rockon:
     
  5. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

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    How do wraps make replacing fletching easier???? Don't you have to remove the wraps also?? Are'nt they stuck pretty good also???

    We also have a great guy on here who makes some awesome wraps his username is JCMORGAN31. You can go to the classifieds here and I think he has a thread, selling wraps. Pathfinder arrow wraps.:peace:
     
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  6. Dredly

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    they make arrows look approx 25.7% cooler (43.2% cooler if the wrap matches the bow).

    The make fletching more difficult as you can't remove on fletching without removing the wrap as well. They really have no benefit or negative to arrow flight. They may help find your arrow easier when hunting, they may also help see arrow flight and impact on targets
     
  7. Cameron

    Cameron Senior Member

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    I personally find cleaning glue off of a carbon shaft a pain in the azz. Yoes, you have to remove the wraps when refletching, but they come off easy compaired to glue.
     
  8. Dredly

    Dredly Site Guru

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    Really? I have just as much of an issue getting the wraps and their glue off as I do getting the GoatTuff off for the fletchings, plus I have to do all 3 over again everytime I lose one as opposed to just replacing that one single one
     
  9. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    becareful making this statement Dredly......if you have a borderline stif arrow, you could put it over the top stiff by adding wraps.....its just like taking weight away from the tip......
     
  10. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    I only use wraps on my indoor arrows at this point......
     
  11. tnts79

    tnts79 Senior Member

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    I was told to never replace just one fletching. I guess if you used the same jig all the time it wouldn't matter.....? It may look right but is it really in the right spot?????:noidea: Wraps are much eaiser to strip than duraloc. Just don't use too much glue on the fletchings or the chemicals in the glue will actually melt the wrap and the fletchings will fly off the first time you shoot them....:Cry: :doh:
     
  12. Dredly

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    okay... For the normal archer there will be no impact :laugh:
     
  13. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    I have seen this.........:doh:
     
  14. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    far enough......:biggrin1:
     
  15. Timmer

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    I'm not usually one to be plugging goods or services, but Arrowskins are great and the guy that does them is top notch in the customer service department. Customize just about anything you want and the material he uses is easier to remove than other wraps I've tried. Most forums have guys that are local favorites, so I hope I'm not stepping on anybody's toes here.

    http://www.arrowskins.com/
     
  16. Rgrsldg1

    Rgrsldg1 Junior Member

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    From my limited experience you can balance an arrow with a wrap to achieve your FOC. They add weight to the rear of the arrow and make fletching adhession better. Senen inch wraps are about 8 grs and 4 about 5 grs.