The correct bow and arrow combination is vital for accurate shooting -and whatever anyone says, hitting what you aim at is far more enjoyable than looking for an arrow in the grass or undergrowth (or looking for pieces of arrow)!
While a good arrow will make the best of an average bow - a poorly made and badly matched arrow will not perform well however good your bow is.
Most archers are aware of the 'archer's paradox' where the arrow bends past the bow - but many do not understand just how important it is to understand this, and how a simple thing such as spining the arrow and cutting it to the right length will greatly improve it's flight -and your accuracy!. For an idea of the degree of bend an arrow undergoes when shot from a 45lb longbow see here.
YOU WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WHEN ORDERING YOUR ARROWS
1. Length from base of nock to back of pile
2. Diameter of shaft, and spine (AMO) system measured at 26inches.
3. Fletching shape length and colour.
4. Type/weight of head
5. Colour of nock.
6. Cresting/naming requirements
7. If a footing or self nock is required -please describe- one or two splice for instance.
If you aren't sure, please contact me via email for advice, stating weight of bow, your drawlength and distances (field or target) at which you generally compete.
Flight arrows, 'war' arrows tapered shafts and fluflus: please click on the relevant topic, left, for information.
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