I am stunned at how many companies are marketing 500 and 600 spine arrows as "youth" arrows these days, and even more shocked at how so many archery shops are selling them to young recurve archers shooting 20# recurves...
The ignorance about recurve youth arrows is so widespread it makes me wonder if we will ever overcome it. I mean when the arrow manufacturers themselves aren't offering reasonably priced arrows for youth under 1000 spine...
I have shot 500 spine arrows from my 45# recurve at 32" long! I know many adult men that shoot 600 spine arrows at 42+ # !!!
Hey arrow companies (not Easton or CX or Carbon Impact, because they "get it") - if you want to jump on the Hunger Games/Brave bandwagon and not hamstring these new young recurve archers with an arrow that slaps their riser every shot, you HAVE to start producing arrows in the 1300-2000 spine range. Period.
*** Rant off ***