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State Trad Bowhunting Orgs => ARKANSAS - Traditional Bowhunters of Arkansas => Topic started by: Tiredtim on March 31, 2013, 03:38:00 PM

Title: Question about arrows
Post by: Tiredtim on March 31, 2013, 03:38:00 PM
Hello Wise Ones, could any one give me a reason why one arrow (the same one) out of four will fish tail? I can get the others to fly straight but this one fish tails.  Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Question about arrows
Post by: m midd on March 31, 2013, 10:31:00 PM
What kind of shaft? Carbon,aluminum or wood?
Title: Re: Question about arrows
Post by: Tiredtim on March 31, 2013, 11:11:00 PM
Port Cedar.  I think I have made them straight.  These are my first.
Title: Re: Question about arrows
Post by: ArkyBob on April 01, 2013, 08:37:00 AM
My first thought is that the spine may be different on that one particular shaft. Other than that, it could be a bend in the shaft or check to see if the point is glued on straight. Spin the arrow on its point and check for a wobble. Good luck and keep us posted.

BOB
Title: Re: Question about arrows
Post by: m midd on April 01, 2013, 09:18:00 PM
Tim, its not uncommon to half a shaft or two that shoot odd when using a natural shaft. I usually cull those and make flu flus out of them.
Title: Re: Question about arrows
Post by: Tiredtim on April 01, 2013, 09:51:00 PM
Thanks guys,  I knew I could ask and get great answers.  I'm glad Kenny told me about you guys.
Title: Re: Question about arrows
Post by: Dave Lay on July 26, 2013, 12:05:00 PM
old thread  but first thing comes to mind is nock orientation.. can you still see the grain ? the "open" part should not be against the shelf if that makes any sense... spine of wood varies greatly as you rotate the shaft on a spine tester.