noob ? what are arrow wraps for

Discussion in 'Bowhunting forum' started by bowhunter21, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. bowhunter21

    bowhunter21 Junior Member

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  2. J.C.

    J.C. New Member

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    decoration, ease of refletching, and if they're real bright, they help you track your arrow in flight.
     

  3. bullfiddle

    bullfiddle Movin on up!!!

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    Back a few years ago hunters would crest there arrows with paint and make fancy colored ring designs on their arrows. I was always told that cresting an arrow made it a little easier to watch the arrow in flight and to find it after the shot. Wraps basically take the place of the paint. They can be designed in a traditional way or can be custom desingened with basically anything you could think of put on them. Wraps are easier to put on than paint and I think are a little more durable than the paint. The only down side to wraps is paint is a little easier to get off. But wraps will come of too it just takes a little more work.
     
  4. J.C.

    J.C. New Member

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    soak them in hot water....:noidea:
     
  5. kbohunt

    kbohunt are u a fat boy?

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    yep!

    All of the above.
    Also not mentioned paint is cheaper than wraps.
    I use them 2 track my arrow in flight nothing but white works for me.
    I also decorate for tournaments but some people use wraps to hide!:lol: :lol:
     
  6. Liv2Bowhunt

    Liv2Bowhunt Senior Member

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    I started using them for arrow flight and also identification. Now it is more a hobby and superstition. I enjoy cresting and fletching, but my hunting arrows have to be dipped white with blue cresting lines highlighted in black. two white vanes and one blue with a white nock. I put a line for each deer that has been taken with a the bow........ i need longer arrows next year.....:rockon:
     
  7. bowhunter21

    bowhunter21 Junior Member

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    lucky i only have one bow kill and it was a ground hog

    yup thats it
     
  8. IAHunter11

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    I disagree wraps are much cheaper... When you have a vinyl plotter:D .. Vinyl cost hardly anything.... I can get a 15" roll 30' long for $12 that makes a lot of wraps...
     
  9. Slice

    Slice The Fobinator

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    Mostly cosmetic, it also lets you show a little personality.
     
  10. OA3D

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    As stated. But I use mine to offset foc just a smidge and control arrow weight. I shoot very short arrows and my wraps are equal to an extra inch of carbon or to keep foc and use lighter smaller vanes:biggrin1:
     
  11. kbohunt

    kbohunt are u a fat boy?

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    yep!

    I guess i didnt explain myself better, sorry:noidea:
    If u buy a can off crylon paint : white in Virginia it cost around $3 a can which can do dozens of arrows.
    If u buy white arrow wraps from a pro shop around here they are $6 to do 1 doz.

    I use custom wraps with my name on them sometimes that cost $15 to do 1 doz arrows.


    U do the math.:noidea:
    These are arrows i built for my recurve: $8 for 1 doz around here
     
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  12. goldflinger

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    Been messing around with address label and microsoft paint programs to make cheap wraps to personalize arrows. What is a vinyl plotter and where can I get a roll of vinyl?
     
  13. nubo1

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    But they're nice

    Wrap's aren't cheap ,but they're nice . I usualy only go through a dzn arrow's every other year, I use 6 for strictly hunting and then 6 for shooting 3D ,so if wrap's cost me 15 dollar's ,really doesn't make much difference to me . I've bought severl dozen custom wrap's from Onestringer about 2 year's ago and I've only used 1 dozen so far.. But they do look real pretty and that's why i go with wrap's. I know you can get real fancy with the paint's too ,and I may try it in the near future .
    Someone else mentioned that it was difficult to get wrap's off over paint ,but if you use a hairdryer or dip them in hot water,they'll peel like a banana.

    1] appearance
    2]bonding
    3]visibility
    4]extra rear weight


    nubo