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Tapered Doug Fir
« on: March 15, 2019, 08:53:43 AM »
Any sources for tapered Doug Fir shafts/arrows?  Most I have seen have been for parallel shafts. Thanks
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Re: Tapered Doug Fir
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2019, 09:08:43 AM »
Surewood Shafts makes the best IMO. Not sure if you already tried them, but they should have them in stock. It has been a while since I ordered any.

Splurge for the premium.. they generally require no straightening and a very tight in terms of spline.

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Re: Tapered Doug Fir
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2019, 09:09:25 AM »
http://surewoodshafts.com/prices_premium.html

9.5” back taper to 5/16 I believe. Great guys.
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Re: Tapered Doug Fir
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2019, 09:18:26 AM »
Thanks Guys, just ordered
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Re: Tapered Doug Fir
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2019, 09:27:04 AM »
You can't go wrong w surewood.

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Re: Tapered Doug Fir
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2019, 10:15:13 AM »
I've gotten shafts from them also, great shafts.

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Re: Tapered Doug Fir
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2019, 07:54:58 PM »
You have your answer,truth spoken above.
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Re: Tapered Doug Fir
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2019, 06:54:55 PM »
I bought a dozen tapered last year from Surewood. Excellent shafts.

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Re: Tapered Doug Fir
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2019, 07:22:49 PM »
I have only shot Surewood Shafts and they are awesome to business with. you might want to look at Wapiti Archery. http://wapitiarcherypoc.com/
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Re: Tapered Doug Fir
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2019, 07:25:24 PM »
Thanks, Surewood already shipped them out to me.
Thanks everyone. Amazing quick transaction!
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Re: Tapered Doug Fir
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2019, 07:49:29 PM »
My son, with his 144 gross of 2018s and 144 gross of 2020s, swore that he never use wood arrows again except for shooting small game.  He decided to take his only ASL longbow hunting when Howard Hills birthday rolled around and needed some wood shafts.  He got tapered Surewoods, he swears they are best flying arrows that he ever shot out of that bow.  He killed a really nice 9 pointer on Howard Hills past birthday with his ASL, buried the arrow three inches into the dirt bank six yards past the deer.
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Re: Tapered Doug Fir
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2019, 08:08:14 PM »
just really curious as to your thoughts/reasoning  behind the tapered shafts.
 I have read some neat techno stuff about tapered shafts recently.
would just like to hear others thoughts on it

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Re: Tapered Doug Fir
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2019, 09:42:34 PM »
Wapiti is another excellent source of both tapered cedar and d-fir.

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Re: Tapered Doug Fir
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2019, 09:45:58 PM »
When a shaft maker makes shaft tapered, it gets additional scrutiny of its worthiness, beside I have a bunch of original 5/16 Mercury nocks.
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Re: Tapered Doug Fir
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2019, 06:40:55 AM »
I received the new shafts from Surewood, prompt service, and excellent quality.
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Re: Tapered Doug Fir
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2019, 07:27:26 AM »
just really curious as to your thoughts/reasoning  behind the tapered shafts.
 I have read some neat techno stuff about tapered shafts recently.
would just like to hear others thoughts on it

Being tapered the shaft clears the arrow pass better.  FOC is not the main reason for tapering IMO.

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Re: Tapered Doug Fir
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2019, 08:19:50 AM »
just really curious as to your thoughts/reasoning  behind the tapered shafts.
 I have read some neat techno stuff about tapered shafts recently.
would just like to hear others thoughts on it

Agreed. Allows for more spline tollorance IMO

Being tapered the shaft clears the arrow pass better.  FOC is not the main reason for tapering IMO.

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Re: Tapered Doug Fir
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2019, 01:22:56 PM »
When a shaft maker makes shaft tapered, it gets additional scrutiny of its worthiness, beside I have a bunch of original 5/16 Mercury nocks.

I've been lookin for those nocks...nada  :wavey:
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Re: Tapered Doug Fir
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2019, 03:32:10 PM »
Have you tried “The Footed Shaft” for those nocks?


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