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  1. Simple test to determine which way your arrows spin

    Simple test to determine which way your arrows spin

    Which way do my arrows naturally spin when they come off my compound bow? That’s a common question archers ask before sitting down to fletch a fresh batch of arrows. If you plan to incorporate a right or left offset and/or helical into your fletchings to promote arrow spin, you might want the arrow to keep spinning in the direction...
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  2. How to Build a Hunting Arrow

    How to Build a Hunting Arrow

    Have you been searching for the perfect hunting arrow? One that's perfectly matched to your bow, is the right length, has the fletchings you like and flies flawlessly? Why not build your own? We put together a four-part video series that walks you through the process of building an arrow, from picking the right shaft, to determining the proper length...
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  3. Explained: Finding the Perfect Fletching Match

    John Dudley, professional archer and host of Nock On TV, in this 12th installment of Nocked and Ready to Rock for 2016 runs through a test he does when he's looking for the best fletching configuration on a given arrow for a specific bow setup. In his test, Dudley shows how some fletchings work better than others on the same...
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  4. Explained: Fletchings Experiment

    John Dudley, host of Nock On TV, talks about different fletching options in this 10th installment of Nocked and Ready to Rock. Dudley says he likes to set up a few arrows each with different types and configurations of fletchings to determine which ones seem to work best with a particular bow setup. According to Dudley, there can be a...
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  5. Explained: Fletching Arrows

    In the ninth episode of Nocked and Ready to Rock, professional archer John Dudley talks about fletching arrows. Dudley describes the fletching jigs he uses, demonstrates how to set them up for fletching and then walks through the process he uses for fletching his arrows. Throughout the narrative, Dudley discusses why he does what he does and the benefits of...
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  6. Explained: Fletchings

    John Dudley, host of Nock On TV, talks in this video about different types of fletchings available to bowhunters. This is part five of the 2016 series Nocked and Ready to Rock. Dudley lays out the varieties of feathers and plastic vanes bowhunters can put on their arrows. At the same time, he talks about the pros and cons of...
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  7. Feathers vs. vanes: Here's what you need to know

    Feathers vs. vanes: Here's what you need to know

    So you’ve got a fletching jig, and you’ve decided to build your own arrows for all your shooting needs – indoors, outdoor target, outdoor 3-D, hunting, etc. And now the question is…..Do I use feathers or vanes? According to the LAS TechXPert crew, there are many factors individual archers must consider in making such a determination, i.e., shooting style, venue...
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  8. DIY Arrow Repairs

    DIY Arrow Repairs

    There’s nothing finer than taking home a brand new set of arrows. The shafts are clean. The fletchings are crisp and pristine. They’re visions of beauty. Spend a couple weeks on the range with those arrows, though, and they might not look so pure. They can take a beating, and get damaged. Learn a few simple repair tricks, and you...
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  9. Range-O-Matic Spin-Wing Vanes

    In this video, Lancaster Archery TechXPert Dan Schuller describes how the Range-O-Matic Spin-Wing Vanes work. He talks about how they should be attached to an arrow, and how they will benefit target archers. Because of their curved shape, the Spin-Wing vanes cause an arrow to spin more than normal fletchings. That spinning motion helps stabilize the arrow in flight. The...
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  10. Bitzenburger Fletching Jig

    Lancaster Archery Supply TechXPert Randy Groff runs through the features and operation of the Bitzenburger Fletching Jig in this video. The jig is used to attach either feathers or plastic vanes to arrow shafts. It can be set to attach either four fletchings or three. Randy shows you how to properly set the jig to attach fletchings, and how it...
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