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- Follow-up on previous review Review by DONALD A. CORWIN
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Using the remaining shafts that have all of their vanes intact, I put the Gold Tips with the remaining Aerovane III through their paces on a total of 3 compounds ranging from 50-60#. Two of the bows had AAE Pro Blade target rests and my primary target bow; a 2013 PSE Dominator Max 60# which has a Hamskea Versa-Rest limb driver with their Hurricane blade. All bows are fully tuned for the GT shafts and are timed correctly. The shafts did not seem to like the Dominator with the drop-away rest but performed perfectly off a lower poundage Supra 3D bow with a diving board. Groups were tight enough to destroy several of the remaining Aerovanes and cut the wraps on the shafts. They performed better (for me) on my 3D shafts and 3D bow. Given that. I will order enough to refletch the same shafts and keep experimenting. For the right bow setup and usage I think they can be very promising and I am comparing them on another dozen GT shafts against 50mm Hard XsWings both for 3D & outdoor target shooting.
(Posted on 11/3/13)
- Aerovane III Review by Don
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Bought these as an experiment for my 3D & Field shafts (Gold Tip UltraLite Pros). Made a temporary modification to my fletching clamp to allow space for the winglet by taping a teriyaki skewer inside the rear clamp blade. They fletch easily and seat very cleanly. I was however disappointed to find that I was 1 vane short in one of the packs I ordered which meant that I couldn't fletch my last shaft. I was pleased to see that they were moulded from fairly rigid plastic material unlike flimsy mylar spinwings. They obviously put a lot of thought into the design however, when shooting these vanes at 45 degrees the plastic becomes brittle and cannot take an arrow hit if your groups are tight. Any vane that was struck by an arrow or another vane simply shatters into pieces, making the shaft unshootable until completely refletched unlike many conventional plastic vanes that simply tear and can be trimmed before shooting it again. That makes the Aerovane III even more expensive. It costs about $26 to fletch a dozen shafts and you should probably have another pack on hand for repairs. There are other spinwing fletching choices out there that are far more economical. The other thing I noticed on the packaging was that it stated that they were designed in the USA but the vanes are manufactured in China.
(Posted on 10/28/13)