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Thread: What's in your vanes?

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    What's in your vanes?

    What do you have for vanes/feathers on your arrows? Shape, length, height, straight, helical, soft, hard? A particular brand? Turn it loose!

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    Gateway Rayzrs, 3 fletch with as much right helical as I can get on them.

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    3'' true flight feathers right offset

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    2 inch Blazers no idea the helico. What ever the shop puts on them

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    5" Gateway parabolic feathers, with a moderate right helical, on an Easton A/C/C shaft. Getting ready to build some new arrows on Easton XX75 shafts, and will most likely go with a shield cut, just for a different look.

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    I shoot Gator Feathers by Gator Vanes.
    They are the only feathers that you can tune to your particular shooting style and setup.
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    I shoot bowhunter-not barebow..non-sights and fingers.

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    I generally shoot 4" shield cut feathers made by bearpaw. They are a great value at $0.28/ea for solid colors and $0.44/ea for barred from Kustom King. Just as high quality as True Flight, and way better than Gateway, IMO.
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    Excellent! Seems like I need to give feathers more consideration. This is getting good...
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    Bohning 4" vanes helical

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    I have been thinking of trying Aerovane ll. Have any of you seen or tried them?

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    wish i could find some of them gator vanes down here in Australia
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    All my indoor arrows I have 4" Feathers
    my hunting and 3D arrows I use Blazers but I'm considering going back to the 4" vanes because I think they are more forgiving when shooting fingers.

    I have spin wings on my FITA recurve setup.
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    Kurly Vanes for my BB recurve but I'm thinking about trying Vanetec 1.87" shield cuts because they are just so durable.

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    Watched a friend shooting Vanetec MAX's tonite during a tuning session. Very nice vanes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by b0w_bender View Post
    All my indoor arrows I have 4" Feathers
    my hunting and 3D arrows I use Blazers but I'm considering going back to the 4" vanes because I think they are more forgiving when shooting fingers.

    I have spin wings on my FITA recurve setup.
    Just getting back into shooting after a 7 year layoff and then theft of my bows, arrows and gear. I got a half dozen gold tip 400 spine (first carbons ever) just to have something to start with. Hell the vanes on my beer darts are bigger than what came on these arrows. I just can't see shooting with fingers and at some later point broadheads with anything less than 4" with a minimum moderate helical twist. Just my old school gut feelings. The bow is an '03 protec, xt3000s, set @ 47lbs. to start, 41" ata and I'm at 30" DL. This will be my one and only bow for a while and maybe longer. My form and technique is what I'm focusing on and it's proving to be an exersize in discipline, but is sure is fun to be back in it!

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    The Gator Feathers look interesting, may have to look into them. I usually shoot 4" feathers on outdoor and 3D arrows and 5" feathers for indoor. I have tried vanes on and off for years but you can't beat the stabilizing qualities of a good feather!



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