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Originally posted by SunflowerStar
This is good info, again, DaddyBear!
Questions.... Does one need a compound or regular bow? Don't compound make noise during the knocking that would alert the target? One more, are women actually better in archery or is that fallacy?
The foundation of every arrow is the SHAFT, a long hollow tube usually made of aluminum or carbon/graphite
composite materials. The rear of the arrow is fitted with a small piece of molded plastic called a NOCK, which
allows the arrow to physically attach to the bow's string. At the front of the arrow is a small aluminum (sometimes
plastic) sleeve called an INSERT. The insert gets glued into the end of the shaft and provides a threaded hole in
which to screw in the arrow's TIP. A tip doesn't necessarily have to be a practice point (as pictured here). A
standard insert allows you to screw-in and use of a variety of tips in the same arrow (broadheads, judo-points,
blunt-tips, field points, fishing tips, etc.). The last component is the arrow's FLETCHING. The arrow's fletching is
usually done with colorful parabolic shaped pieces of soft plastic (vanes) or feathers. In most cases, the three
fletches are glued onto the shaft in an equally spaced circular pattern, with two fletches one color and the the third
fletch a different color (the cock-fletch). The fletching is very important, as it provides steering and stabilization for
the arrow during flight.
Correct arrow length is measured from the bottom of the nock grove to the end
of the arrow shaft (see diagram). Note: Arrow point is NOT included in the
correct arrow length measurement.
Another way of putting it: Method of Arrow Measurement: The standard AMO
method of measuring an arrow is to find the distance between the groove of the nock (where
the string rests in the nock) to the end of the arrow, not including the insert or tip
Determining Correct Arrow Length:
As a general guide for all target and field archers (including bows
equipped with overdraws), the Correct Arrow Length can be
determined by the following method
1. Draw your bow using an extra long arrow to your normal full draw.
2. Have someone mark the arrow shaft at least one inch directly in front of
the spot where the arrow contacts the most forward position of the arrow
rest. This is the correct arrow length for you.
Note: Beginners may want to add 1" or 2" to the correct arrow length to
ensure that the arrow will not be too short once their shooting technique
improves, or their technique changes.
If you don't have a second person to help you measure:
1. You can use your existing arrow or borrow one if you don't have.
2. Tape a clicker on your bow so that the arrow will pass through it at full
draw (just like if you are shooting with a clicker).
3. Measure the length of the arrow tip and distance between the clicker and
the most forward position of the arrow rest.
4. Your correct arrow length can then be calculated using this formula:
* Arrow Length = Measured Distance - Point Length + 1"
* Arrow length in this instance is calculated from the grove of the nock to the
end of the point.
Originally posted by Asktheanimals
Good luck with your "inspection" Daddybare
Here's looking up yours!
If it's alright with you I'll sit on this thread while your recovering.
FYI - I had my inspection done 2 months ago. all clear!
Don't worry it only hurts for a week or so)edit on 2-8-2011 by Asktheanimals because: (no reason given)