Does anyone shoot traditional without feathers
Argeed: I've used the same silicone spray used to keep the tent waterproof on feathers.Had nice dry feathers but the spray softened the feather adhesive and had to shoot arrows without feathers. Now-a-days if it's raining I am usually under the canapy waiting for the rain to stop. My feathered arrows take a lot of abuse before refletching is necessary ansd still shoot OK. If I shot vanes I'd be refletching a lot more often. I generally don't shoot over my point on distances < 40 yards. FITA bows all use vanes arrows. Really depends on what the venue is.Which waterproofing treatment works? I tried powders, sprays, even tire black and none of the ones I tried were worth the effort. I have an elevated rest and have tried feathers and vanes. IMO, feathers work better with a poor release and are also much more durable. Arrows with damaged feathers typically shoot just fine but a damaged vane can give poor flight.