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Old 10-29-2005, 07:40 AM
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I understand why an underspined arrow is not good, but can someone explain why an overspined arrow is not good as well? Is it more than just poor flight? Also I heard that a heavier tip will lessen the spine.
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Old 10-29-2005, 08:49 AM
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A heavier tip will compress the arrow more on release. So you heard correct ... a heavier tip weakens the spine.

As far as underspined/overspined I'm till learning the dynamics myself.
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Old 10-29-2005, 04:32 PM
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An over spined arrow can be tuned to any bow with the only disadvantage of additional weight.
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Old 10-29-2005, 08:08 PM
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Unless your shooting with a finger release - then you need the arrow to bend around your rest as it travels past it. Too stiff of an arrow and I think you will have rest contact problems
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Old 10-29-2005, 09:11 PM
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Sniper had it right. If you're using a release, it's hard to be overspined. Once I used a stiffer shaft than the charts said, my BHs flew better.
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