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Offline Tiredtim

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Question about arrows
« 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.

Offline m midd

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Re: Question about arrows
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2013, 10:31:00 PM »
What kind of shaft? Carbon,aluminum or wood?
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Offline Tiredtim

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Re: Question about arrows
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2013, 11:11:00 PM »
Port Cedar.  I think I have made them straight.  These are my first.

Offline ArkyBob

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Re: Question about arrows
« Reply #3 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.

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Offline m midd

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Re: Question about arrows
« Reply #4 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.
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Offline Tiredtim

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Re: Question about arrows
« Reply #5 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.

Offline Dave Lay

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Re: Question about arrows
« Reply #6 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.
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