This is a review of Reezen11 aka Forrest at Haymonds Archery and his spine indexed arrows.
Forrest and I met in the Deer Crossing Archery discussions. Me blasting my code ( want it ) lol and Reezen11 posting back to buy from him as a dealer as he could offer a better product. ( Spine Indexed Arrows )
We went tit for tat for a while until I posted that he offered something buying direct could not.
Reezen11 reached out to me in a PM said thanks and asked if I had ever tried a spine indexed, squared at both ends arrow.
Like most guy I know my answer was , no and what's the difference?
Well after some texts and calls he sent me a dozen 400 Spine DCA hunters ready to shoot. Yes I paid him for the arrows. He didn't ask for a free review and if he were I'm certainly not the guy to get it from.
The arrows arrived Thursday or Friday. Right out of the box I noticed that the fletch job was the best I have seen. I only know one guy who's fletch job is as good. He doesn't fletch for others...
All of the vanes were set equal, no extra glue etc.
All of the arrows were marked to indicate the stiff side of the spine and all of the cock vanes were 100% on point with the index marks. Left helical was used.
Today was the first day I got a chance to shoot these arrows. Yesterday was too windy. I didn't bring them to my local shoot today as I had no time with them but I did shoot them for 30 minutes before I had to take my daughter out this evening.
These are my results
20 Yard ( These are my first 3 arrows fired ) Amazing is all I can say. ( The arrows were made to the same specs as the ones I will now be shooting stumps with )
30 Yards ( Arrows 3-6 no joke )
These are my findings.
Spine Indexed and squared at both ends matters. To you guys that don't do it your not doing yourself justice. After about 20 arrows I won't ever just "buy" arrows again. Just " buying " arrows is a waste of my $$$.
I noticed immediately that the arrows fly better. Their entry into the target was very lineal. Almost amazingly so.
The arrows flying so well gave me a better sense of confidence. Almost point and shoot confidence. The confidence allowed me to trust my equipment and just aim. Wether fact or fiction a boost in confidence is a boost. I'll take it!
To any of you guys looking to shoot better I would strongly suggest that you reach out to Reezen11 by sending him a PM. Hopefully he chimes in with his email and phone number.
I learned something today and any day I learn its a great day. Thanks my new friend!