Shrink Fletch

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by bfisher, Nov 14, 2006.

  1. bfisher

    bfisher Senior Member

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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?
     
  2. Ronhop

    Ronhop RIP

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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.

    Ron
     

  3. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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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:noidea: , but that's never happened to me, I usually have more than 1 arrow with me.
     
  4. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    completley agreed and also about the one arrow in your quiver thing.....thats why the dealer sells them in half dozens.....
     
  5. Ronhop

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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... :laugh:

    Ron
     
  6. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    you carry a solar powered water heater...... duh....some people just dont think......:peace:
     
  7. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    Or your could heat your canteen with your flare gun:noidea: .

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

    "I have some freeze dried water, but I don't know what to add"
    Steven Wright
     
  8. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    you are a thinkin mans thingker you are.......
     
  9. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    I got a million of 'em

    Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it!:dizzy:
     
  10. Ronhop

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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... :lol:

    Ron
     
  11. bfisher

    bfisher Senior Member

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    Me thinks you guys think too much. LOL.
     
  12. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    If we put our heads together we could have the biggest thing since.....toilet paper!!!

    That's what they said about the guy that came up with toilet paper!