OUR UNIQUE A/C ARROW SELECTION SERVICE for Recurve Bows
Arrow selection: "Having used your
unique try out the arrows before purchasing system, I wouldn't go anywhere
else again". Mrs. W
Please note due to the resources
required this service is currently only available from our Rettendon Pro
Shop and by appointment at Raydon.
Arrows are one of the most
important items in your tackle box, get the wrong ones and no matter how good
you are you will never score the scores you deserve. We see many archers shooting
wrongly spined arrows. Getting it right with aluminium arrows is not so
complicated, but when it comes to carbon and aluminium/carbon arrows it's a
completely different story.
If you are serious about
your spine selection (after all these items are not cheap) you cannot rely
on the simple method of weighing the bow at your draw length and looking
at the chart. This method will give you at least two possibly more spines
to choose from, you might be lucky, but how will you know which spine will
suit YOU best. The only way is to shoot different spines and see which one
works for YOU not the average person. This is why we offer out unique
carbon selection service.
Using this unique facility you get the services of one of our experienced staff, please bear in mind
that it is difficult for us to sort the right size if you as an archer are not
shooting too well, so you may find that this process will also involve a certain
amount bow setting up and coaching. You get to shoot sample arrows with our guidance
to help with the selection and once happy that we have the right size we will make
up your arrows.
The cost of this service is
£35.00 which includes VAT
The service is optional and
we will supply carbon arrows over the counter or online but remember the
spine will be a best guess scenario off the charts or you tell us the spine you require.
So why is it important
to shoot shafts rather than rely on the charts?
It is true that Easton do
spend a lot of time refining the model to help in your selection, however
the model has it's limitations. Whilst bow weight has a lot to do with the
selection, the following considerations also need to be considered -
Correct bracing height, nocking point, tiller setting, arrow rest
adjustment, centre shot alignment, type and number of strands in your
string, the tab you use and not forgetting your shooting technique for
example somebody with a good release can sometimes opt for a weaker spined
arrow if this is the one that offers a better tunable arrow.
Composite Carbon/Aluminium arrows are expensive and the
wrong specification can have disastrous effects on the accuracy of your
shooting not to mention your pocket. The arrow charts will get you 50% of the way but
it's the final 50% which is important and this is why we offer our carbon arrow selection
by trial service.
N.B. For those of you who read
Simon Needham's article in the Spring 2004 edition of the Glade or his latest
book on how to select
your correctly matched arrows (X10 & ACE shafts) you will appreciate how
much time and money this service could save you, not to mention the cost of an
If at all possible we do not
recommend buying ACE, ACC, Navigator or X10 arrows over the internet
even if you are just replacing a set as your technique may have improved and
there could be a better spine option. Easton A/C arrows are specialist items. It may cost a few pounds more than the internet price, but not anywhere near as much as a
set of the wrong spined shafts.
As mentioned above
we still believe are unique within the industry when it come to choosing carbon/Aluminium
arrows with our "Carbon Arrow By Trial Service" Which combines
our experience with the chance to shoot arrows at a sensible distance in
our shooting range to find the best
combination of spine and weight.
Why do we recommend Easton Arrows?
We get asked this many
times each month.
Firstly and we think it is
important to emphasise is that we are an independent archery pro
shop and not tied to supplying any manufacturers products:
Over the years we have offered
and tested many different
manufacturers arrows but in the final analysis we have always gravitated back to
Easton Shafts and Accessories. The reason is quite simple in our opinion they
have stood the test of time and offer the best value for money in terms of
Price, Reliability, Quality of manufacture, Tunability and Accuracy. Not to
mention that most World records, Olympic, World Championship (Target &
Field), National, County and Club medals have been won shooting Easton arrows
We also like to think that over the last
years we have built up a thorough understanding of these products and we can be
totally confident that which ever Easton product you select through us the
arrows will be right for you, this applies whether you are just starting out or
a seasoned archer shooting at the highest level.
Additional information Click to download Easton Arrow
charts (Requires adobe reader):
Shaft Specifications & Sizes
Shaft Selection Chart
click here to install if required