ARCH - UHMW blunt construction tips

Harry C. Billings psobaka at
Fri Apr 20 19:06:17 PDT 2001

Needs to be taped to prevent any fibers from being shed and getting into the
hands of inspecting marshals or into other body parts of fighter or others
how may come in contact with them.

>Yeah, let me ask about that.  That has always puzzled me.  I know you need
>to sand it a bit so the glue for the fletches will stick and perhaps some
>for the nock and head, but the middle?  If you don't sand there, why would
>you need to cover it.  The only way these things break is when there are
>lying over a hole and a big dude steps in that same hole on it.  Or is it
>because the rod sheds fiber particles on its own.
>Wood shafts needed the tape.  But do the fiberglass shafts really need it.
>Please bear in mind all my construction experience has been with wood.
>I know what the rule says.  But is it really needed?
Plachoya Sobaka insignificant archer; Ravens Fort, Kingdom of Ansteorra

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