Hard Take-Down Recurve Cases. Soft Take-Down Recurve Cases. Soft One Piece Recurve Cases. Premium Small Diameter Shafts. Feedback, questions, ideas for new articles or videos? For more than a decade, pro archer Dan McCarthy has been working his way onto podiums at 3D archery tournaments.
Not surprisingly, McCarthy is meticulous about setting up all his equipment. But when it comes to his arrows, he is especially particular. And he builds his arrows with a single purpose. Ball Absolute release with both bows.
What is your draw length and weight, and what is your arrow speed. My draw is I usually pull around 73 pounds. My arrows weigh approximately grains, and my bows are shooting feet per second. I need to get that arrow up to speeds around fps. So the arrow must be light enough to achieve those speeds. It must also be heavy enough to not exceed the fps limit enforced by the tournament organization.
Also important is arrow diameter. I choose the largest diameter arrow that I can shoot accurately without going so large that wind and minor form and shot execution flaws hinder my accuracy and score.
The shafts weigh approximately 7. However, an archer that has the tiniest form flaw or shot execution flaw, will generally lose more in minute of angle accuracy MOA than what they will gain from using the larger arrow. The smaller an arrow is, the more accurate that arrow will be. When you are on a course, do you shoot one arrow over and over? Or do you rotate arrows?
I always shoot one particular arrow, over and over, until it gets damaged. When you get to a shoot-down, how many arrows will you pick to compete with? Do you mark them in any special way to shoot in any special order?
Do you put fletchings on your arrows straight, simple offset or helical? Fletchings can be glued to an arrow shaft in several configurations. They can be placed to run straight up and down the shaft; they can have the point end offset from the nock end to encourage the arrow to spin; or they can be curled around the fletch in a helical fashion, which is the most conducive for causing arrow spin.
I fletch using a simple offset. I use a straight clamp and about a 1-degree offset. My reason for choosing this is to minimize the likelihood of vane contact on my rest. Generally, the more offset you use, or the stronger the helical you use, the more common it is to get fletching contact on your rest. In short, vane contact will hurt your accuracy more than strong helical fletching will help it. The plastic nock is the weakest link of the fully-built arrow. Choosing the strongest, most heavy-duty nock helps with accuracy.
Archery Tips , Equipment Setup. Reilly For more than a decade, pro archer Dan McCarthy has been working his way onto podiums at 3D archery tournaments. What is your bow and arrow setup for the 3D season? What is it you look for in a 3D arrow? Describe your whole 3D arrow for this season. Why do you use the fletchings you use? Why do you use the nock system you use? Why do you use the points you use? Sign up for our email list Be the first to hear about new products, events, deals and promotions.
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