What do you think of this new fletching idea

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by Chris, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

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  2. dbdcougar

    dbdcougar He Who Drops His Bow Arm

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    Nah, I'll let someone else be the "beta" tester for that.
     

  3. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    Cool idea for darts...I don't like the split shaft either
     
  4. chuck7413

    chuck7413 Senior Member

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    I agree. It seems like a weird thing to do for fletching.
     
  5. ilbowhunter

    ilbowhunter 2008 BEAR LIGHTS OUT

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    Split Shaft

    I've always been told that if your shaft splits at the end like that the arrow is not safe to shoot unless that part of it is removed.
     
  6. MichiganHunter

    MichiganHunter Senior Member

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    it reminds me of darts
     
  7. clemenlp

    clemenlp Diamond in the Rough

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    No, I'm not impressed with the idea of having manufactured slits.

    Especially since at the time that string impacts those slits they are next to my face and passing by my hand and arm.

    No thank you.
     
  8. pred8er

    pred8er He who eats fuzzy animals

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    I'll put a second on the table for this one! Split shafts are supposed to be thrown away, not have fletchings installed and shot again!
     
  9. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

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    I have to say..........................no way Jose.:spit: :nono: :whistle: :help:

    Definately not for me.
     
  10. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    did anyone look at the rest of the products???

    they wont be in bussiness long.......:noidea:
     
  11. Radar

    Radar Story of my life

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    nope Horrible idea.....Uh....Im speechless
     
  12. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

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    I don't know, those points looked awfully nice.:doh:
     
  13. Dooby

    Dooby Scooby Dooby Doo!

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    If it was something designed ONLY for aluminum shafts...then MAYBE, but not for carbon shafts. You couldn't pay me to shoot them regularly.

    Too much reliance on the retention collar at the back of the shaft...that's not even glued on. Furthermore, carbon fibers don't like to be cut AND retain their strength in dynamic loading conditions.

    That said, if they were properly engineered...then they MAY be just as strong as a regular arrow. If the "cut" part is reinforced internally...and there is some interwoven slot reinforcement at the end of the slot....it'd probably be safe (with the retention collar bonded to the shaft).

    The idea works great for darts....but you're not putting maximum load on the rear of a dart. If that sucker gives way during a shot you'll have a pretty little dart-like arrow sticking out of your hand/arm (if you're lucky enough for it to miss anything vital).

    I'll pass, thanks.