The wood grained carbon arrows are great. They literally last for years but there’s a element missing. Seems that people who shoot wood love it and say nothing compares with the experience. In this interview, Alex talks about the equipment he uses and talks about the advantages and disadvantages of carbon, aluminum and wooden arrows. Carbon is favored by many bowhunters and compound-bow archers.
El, wood arrows should be sealed so the humidity should not affect them, i just prefer wood arrows. There were no carbon arrows or aluminum arrows in the day b4 compound bows. Im wondering what the majority of people shoot as far as arrows, wood or carbon. and if wood what brand or kind of wood and what two are the best. With carbon arrows, there’s no need for straightening, sanding, painting, or sealing like on wood shafting. You just fletch, install inserts & points, and shoot.
I wil also add that wood arrows can be finicky. If you are just starting out with trad, it might be a bit easier to go with aluminum or carbon. Bisch. All Wood Arrows are made from quality Port Orford White Cedar. Unlike aluminum, fiberglass or carbon shafts, the spine weight of Wood Arrows is virtually natural and cannot be manufactured. This invention also helped to give greater value to the aluminum arrow shaft. Aluminum shafts, vs. wooden shafts, have a greater tolerance to the forces applied to them when shot from a compound bow.
Wood Or Carbon Arrows?
Archery shafts are generally made from aluminum, wood, carbon or fiberglass. Fiberglass is one of the toughest and most durable arrow shaft materials. Cedar vs Bamboo. Bamboo hands down,did a few tests with some arrows,all were shot with the same bow,same distance (15 yrds) and 25 inch draw. Carbon(vapour 4000)exploded on brick wallcedar shattered to about 5 piecesbamboo bounced right off(no damage). Currently, there are four types of arrows: wood arrows, carbon arrows, aluminum arrows and fiberglass arrows. Second, wood is easy to break, especially if you use bows with high power re-curve or compound bows; the material is not strong enough to withstand the force exerted by these heavy bows. Before we can start tuning, you got to have arrows to shoot. Wood, aluminum, or carbon arrows will shoot well and is personal choice. The most important consideration with arrows are spine, straightness, and weight. The new Warrior Arrows are designed for entry-level or price conscious hunters and target archers. To me using carbon arrows with a longbow is very much the same as putting a telescope on a black-powder rifle it just does not feel right. The advantages of aluminium arrows over wood are obvious.
Wood Vs. Carbon Arrows
Arrows!! Carbon versus Wood. Carbon are easier to get, faster and good for target and Olympic and can come in tiny diameters r super fat for splitting a line and getting points. Are carbon arrows more likely to snap? Will taping the shaft help decrease the likelihood of it snapping? What section of the arrow shaft is prone to snapping? Does having an arrow shelf on the recurve help eliminate from pieces flying into my hand? How common is this injury? How often should I replace my arrows? I use a recurve bow for target shooting only. Wood does tend to be heavier than carbon or aluminum arrows though. One thing to keep in mind if you’re planning to go for the longer competition distances. I am not going to try to persuade you that these are a match for your latest set of Carbon or Carbon alloy arrows or that they look better than your cap dipped and lacquered woodies, because you probably wouldn’t believe me. One thing that has baffled me all of my life in archery is wood arrows are not, near as straight as lets say Aluminum, or Carbons. BUT!!! slightly crooked as they might be they still are very, very accurate.