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couldnt take blazers anymore

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just ordered some new flex-fletch HP flash vanes for lancaster and they came today, i couldnt take the new blazers any longer, like many others i was getting tired of inconsistent bases and constantly have to mess with my fletching jig just to get fetch contact, well let me tell you the flash vanes fletch like a dream i got a great off-set and full fletch contact in no time, and the bases are very consistent, now we just gotta see how they fly with my broadheads, just thought i'd share.
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i hate the new blazers. thise vanes bases are HUGE!. i went to the 2.2" max hunters from aae.
 

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theyre trying to get them to stay on the shaft better.1 of the biggest tackle mistakes I made was blazers, i went back to duravanes.
 

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I shot Flex Fletch for over 10 years...until I found Blazers.

Both are great vanes and I would happily shoot either but I prefer Blazers.

Unlike some of you I have never had a problem glueing Blazers but then I use slow and steady Saunders NPV which takes longer to dry but seems to work well for me.

If I ever did get I problem with Blazers back to Flex Fletch is where I would go first.
 

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idk what the prob is. i have blazers and love them. i have never had a blazer fall off yet. and all my arrows shoot great. but thinkin about some fobs with my next set of maxima hunters.
 

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the flex fletchs fletch great but dont fly nearly as good as my blazers did with my strikers, however i did try the new gateway 2" feathers and they flew great just as good as my blazers
 

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I did a lot of personal testing with fletches and started with 2" blazers then tried most of the quickspins and flex fletchs. Then duravanes and even some feathers. I wound up back to the 2" blazers but had a great time proving them to myself.
 

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I shot Flex Fletch for over 10 years...until I found Blazers.

Both are great vanes and I would happily shoot either but I prefer Blazers.

Unlike some of you I have never had a problem glueing Blazers but then I use slow and steady Saunders NPV which takes longer to dry but seems to work well for me.

If I ever did get I problem with Blazers back to Flex Fletch is where I would go first.
wait till you try fletching the new blazers... you will switch
 

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Yea I hate Blazers and pretty much all plastic vanes. I LOVE FEATHERS!
 

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I Don't have any problem putting on any blazers....Maybe you don't know how to fletch them.
 

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The last 2 batches of Blazer vanes I bought had lots of twisted and bent molding along the bases....I reject about 25% of them out of each batch.
The ones that were molded consistantly seem to glue on fine.
I have been tempted to try those Flash vanes by Flex Fletch.
I think someone should come out with a 2.5" higher profile vane(5.5-5.6") .
 

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im not claiming to be a pro fletcher of anything but i know how to work my blitzenburger and the new blazers in my opinion are poor, i loved the older ones dont get me wrong but the new ones are so inconsistent, when i buy a pack of vanes i want to beable to fletch all 36 not half the pack because their jacked up
 

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I love blazers...so much in fact, that the new vanes I'm shooting are the exact same thing...the Vanetec HP 2" vanes. Same weight, dimensions, and everything else as a bohning blazer...except they're quieter, and have a far superior vane base which makes fletching such a pleasure now.

I got great results with the blazers, but they did take a little more effort to fletch...with the vanetecs, there's no extra effort and I get a much prettier result.
 
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