carbon shafts

mohawkwoodman
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mohawkwoodman
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Joined: March 18th, 2009, 4:52 pm

August 1st, 2018, 12:06 am #1

Anyone know if carbon shafts for compounds can be feather fletched for same spine as a wooden self bow. Or is arrow weight per inch different? I wanna just buy some carbon shafts and fletch and go with feathers. Don't knock on me for not using cedar I got three very matched well behaved cedars ready to go. 
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toxophileken
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August 1st, 2018, 7:04 am #2

You can absolutely fletch carbon shafts with feathers (have done it).  Super glue gel works for glue.

Not sure about how that will affect the dynamic spine, if any.

To match them to your bow, you will need to shoot them, I think.  You can get deflection numbers and use shafts with the same deflection as your wood arrows, but the carbon may recover differently than cedar.

Some vendors will sell you a set of three or six arrows of different spines, so you can shoot test them before buying a whole dozen.

What is your arrow length?  There is a chance I have some around here long enough for you to try.  

Once you find a shaft that works, you just buy same ones.

Oh, and there are carbon shafts that are painted or wrapped to look like wooden arrows...  I see them all the time at tournaments.

Ken
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