[Ansteorra-archery] Archers Opinion? input please :)
pug at pug.net
Wed Nov 16 06:54:12 PST 2005
> I am wondering if archers out there have an opinion about using other
> woods then cedar for arrows. I make shafts in the 3 woods above and its
> been my experiance after shooting all three woods that all of them fly
> the same. Cedar seems to lose on the toughness part as dougfir and ash
> seem to take abuse better.
I've used cedar, chundo and douglus fir over the years.
Early on I primarily used chundo and douglus fir because of the price
delta and my fletching and shooting ability didn't impact the quality.
The last two years I've been much more happy with premium cedar because
of the consistancy I get with my shooting - although I have one that
must be fletched slightly off since it spirals. The thing I've noted
when I upgraded my prod from 72# to 115# is that I am now starting
to split the ends of shafts after a dozen or two shots and it is now
going to be a requirement to use butt caps on my shafts. What I am
noticing is that the shafts that are splitting are kicking very high
off the shelf which confused the hell out of me until I found the
Now that being said, I've not gone back recently and purchased either
of the other woods to see if they are a significant factor or only a
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