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  1. Bowhunting Tech Tip: Arrow Spine vs. Arrow Weight

    In this video, LAS TechXpert P.J. Reilly addresses the difference between arrow weight and arrow spine. An arrow's spine determines how much the shaft flexes when it leaves a bow. Archers want their arrows to flex some, but not too much. Arrow weight refers to how much the arrow actually weighs. That weight can change as you look at arrows...
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  2. Explained: Nock Fit

    Professional archer and bowhunter John Dudley, host of the Nock On television show, covers proper nock fit in this third installment of Nocked and Ready to Rock. Dudley is covering all aspects of finding and shooting the proper arrows in this season's, 13-part series of Nocked and Ready to Rock. Having your nock fit correctly on your bowstring is important...
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  3. Explained: Types of Arrow Shafts

    John Dudley, in this episode of Nocked and Ready to Rock, explains the most common types of arrow shafts that are on the market today for bowhunters who use compound bows. This is the first episode of Nocked and Ready to Rock for 2016, and Dudley's plan for the entire series is to explain how he picks, builds and tunes...
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  4. A basic guide to arrow nocks

    A basic guide to arrow nocks

    It was in 1991 that the “Iceman” was discovered by hikers high up in the Italian Alps near the border with Austria. Among the artifacts recovered alongside his mummified corpse were an unfinished longbow, a quiver and a handful of arrows, only two of which were ready to be shot. They had leaf-shaped flint heads held in place within a...
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  5. Easton X10 Arrow Shaft

    The Easton X10 arrow shaft is reviewed in this video by Lancaster Archery TechXPert Randy Groff. The X10 has claimed more world title and Olympic medals than any other arrow on the market. Made of carbon, with an aluminum core, the X10 has a unique barrel shape, with tapered ends extending out from the fattest part of the arrow in...
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  6. G5 Arrow Squaring Device

    Lancaster Archery Supply TechXPert Randy Groff demonstrates how to use the G5 Arrow Squaring Device. This is a tool that can be used to make sure that the ends of your aluminum or carbon arrow shafts are perfectly square. If they aren't, you can have problems with erratic arrow flight. Basically, you set your arrow in the squaring device, with...
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  7. Paper tuning 101

    Paper tuning 101

    Straight as an arrow. It’s a saying that’s used beyond archery, but archery is its root. Achieving perfect arrow flight, or, getting your arrows to fly as “straight as an arrow,” should be the goal of every archer. If your arrow flight is true, then the sky’s the limit for accuracy. Paper tuning is one of the most common ways...
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  8. Arrow spine vs. arrow weight: Don't be confused

    Arrow spine vs. arrow weight: Don't be confused

    In the Lancaster Archery Supply Pro Shop, we hear it all the time. “I want to switch to a lighter arrow to get more speed.” That’s usually not a problem, as long as you don’t confuse arrow weight with arrow spine. Too often, that’s exactly what archers do. Someone shooting a bow with a 70-pound draw weight and a 29-inch...
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