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Old 06-23-2004, 09:59 AM
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I never shot woods before out of my 60# Martin Hunter recurve ,what spine would I need ? there are so many choices of wood ,what the most durable out there? also ,would I be better shooting off the shelf? and one more question , do you center the tip of the arrow w/ the C/L of the bow itself???thanks
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Old 06-23-2004, 10:51 AM
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Hello, we need to know your draw length, I shoot cedar, but any of the hardwoods is more durable, pine is a good choice. shoot the arrow as you do now.
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Old 06-23-2004, 11:13 AM
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We don't like diving into the unknown when it comes to recommending a spine range. [8D] We really need to know your arrow length and pounds at your draw length.

I haven't shot 'em myself, but they say ash is about the most durable wood arrow that is easy to keep straight.

Would you be better off shooting off the shelf? I dunno. Try it and make up your own mind. I like the accuracy I get shooting off an elevated rest, but I give up some of that accuracy for the simplicity of shooting off the shelf.

Do you line up the C/L of the arrow with the C/L of the bow? Nope. The tip of the arrow should be slightly offset outboard. Left for a right handed shooter, to the right for a lefty. The reason is the string is displaced to the side when it rolls off the ends of the fingers. With the tip already to the side, it puts the tip aligned with the nock as the string is released.

Of course, then the arrow goes through paradox and all hell breaks loose.[8D]
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Old 06-23-2004, 11:48 AM
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I've tried several different kinds of wood, always wind up going back to POC. Not the most durable, but for me the all-around best. Ash is super tough, but in my experience it's a pain to keep straight, as is most any hardwood--also VERY heavy. Thinking about trying some hickory shafts, but figure my mainstay will always be POC.

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Old 06-23-2004, 01:33 PM
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Forgot to mention: draw is standard 28" @ 60 #
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Old 06-23-2004, 07:10 PM
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HornHunter, it would help to know what spine aluminum or carbons you're currently shooting out of the bow.
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Old 06-23-2004, 08:22 PM
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I'm with LBR, when it comes to great quality wood arrows it's tapered po cedar for me, namely Rogue River Archery. Give Cec & Paula Driskell a call & tell em what ya got, they'll be happy to fix you right up! They even have a test pack they'll send to find exactly the right one. - Great ppl w/great stuff, ya can't go wrong!!

Tell em Vic sent ya!
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Old 06-24-2004, 11:19 AM
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Off the top of my head, I would try some 60-65 and 65-70 spine, look up arrows by kelly and a couple of other on here and see about sample cut to your length.
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