[Ansteorra-archery] Fiberglass

Greylond Aston greylondaston at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 1 07:57:17 PDT 2002

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--- Eadric Anstapa <eadric at scabrewer.com> wrote:
> GBS411 at aol.com said:
> > Gene Bolton Sales
> > 800-426-5233
> > 714-964-1192
> This message came from GBS411 which I assume means
> that it is SPAM
> advertising from Gene Bolton Sales.  I would
> appreciate it if the list admin
> would verify this and block this spammer from the
> list.
> As we have announced here before and as has been
> announced on the SCA Missile
> Combat list but the Society Combat Archery Marshal
> we recommend that you DO
> NOT buy fiberglass rod from Gene Bolton Sales.
> The "generic" rod that they sell is manufactured to
> be inexpensive not strong
> or safe.  Over the past couple of years their
> quality has apparently
> diminished as they have changed suppliers to get a
> cheaper product.  Their
> current product has a lot of filler in it which
> interferes with the bond
> between the fiberglass and the resin.  It breaks too
> easily and when it does
> break it does not hold together safely.
> Of all the rod that we have tested the rod from GBS
> is absolutely the worst.
> The rod from Tencom Ltd., a supplier for GBS, is
> also to be avoided.
> Our archers in Bryn Gwlad (Austin, TX) have also
> recommended that you do not
> order rod from MCS direct.  We do not yet know the
> manufacturer of the rod
> MCS sells but the Bryn Gwlad archers had some
> problems with the rods
> shattering when they were fired to seat the blunts.
> Currently we recommend that you use the "Extren"
> brand of rod manufactured by
> the Strongwell Corp.   http:// www.strongwell.com
> In my opinion this is by
> far the best, strongest, safest fiberglass rod that
> we have tested.  You
> basically have to bend it into a pretzel to break it
> (very hard to do) and if
> you do manage to break it there is a nice long-fiber
> separation that hold the
> two pieces firmly together.  You can see some
> results of some of my ongoing
> fiberglass rod testing at
> http://www.baronbows.com/scafiles/shafts.htm
> Here are suppliers of "Extern" brand fiberglass rod
> in Ansteorra
> Austin               Professional Plastics
> 512-833-9955
> Austin               Ryan Herco
> 512-835-1770
> Dallas               Ryerson
> 214-637-4710
> Dallas               McNichols
> 214-349-3160
> Houston              I.M. Pena
> 281-442-8381
> Pasadena(Houston)    Vee Industrial
> 713-472-5071
> Oklahoma City        Cope Plastics
> 405-528-5697
> Tulsa                Industrial Corrosion
> 918-493-2352
> Tulsa                Ryerson
> 918-428-3841
> Even if these dealers do not have the rod in stock,
> Strongwell keeps the
> product in stock at their warehouses and the dealer
> can get it from
> Strongwell along with their next regular shipment.
> Another acceptable manufacturer of fiberglass rod
> for combat arrows is
> Maclean-Fogg.  I don't think it is as good as the
> "Extren" brand of rod but
> it is still way better than the stuff from Gene
> Bolton/Tencom.  Sir Erika at
> Northstar Archery http://www.northstararchery.com
> sells cut to length shafts
> made from Maclean fiberglass rod along with other
> combat arrow building
> components.
> While we are on the subject of materials for combat
> arrows.  Many of the
> above plastics and industrial supply dealers are
> also sources for 1.25" UHMW
> rod used to make the UHMW cored blunts.  I know Cope
> Plastics, Ryan Herco,
> and Professional Plastics all carry UHMW. Another
> good supplier of UHMW is
> Laird Plastics  http://www.lairdplastics.com who has
> locations nationwide
> with several in TX.
> We are currently trying to find some guidelines for
> acceptable fiberglass rod
> to use as combat shafts but this may be problematic.
>  Unlike other materials
> (like "Sil-O-flex" PE pipe) there is not a single
> standard used in
> manufacture that I can refer to that will specify a
> good quality fiberglass
> rod that meets our needs.
> Until we can (if ever) find a industry specification
> that we can refer to we
> sill simply have to specify specific "Brands" of
> fiberglass rod.  Currently I
> can only recommend the "Extren" product from
> Strongwell and the product from
> Maclean-Fogg.  Fortunately, Strongwell is the worlds
> largest pultruder with
> dealers all over the nation.  Anyone can call the
> Strongwell Corp Sales Dept
> at 276-645-8000 and get the name of vendors close to
> them.
> Always in Service,
> --
> Lord Eadric Anstapa
> Kingdom Archery Marshal, Ansteorra
> eadric at scabrewer.com
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