Yea depending on what quiver you use you may have problems with them opening as you remove the arrow, the Wildman Fast Four, Cat Quivers, and Treelimb quivers all work great with Rage in my experiences. As for how well they fly check out the link below and you will see you have NO worries!!!So how true will the arrow fly partially opened up, it appears OK at 18 yards. Even with good O rings it appears it doesn't take much bump to open them. Maybe I'm just not careful enough. I know they open when I pull one out of the quiver. The foam causes them to open.
Ouch, that one hurts. I have a buddy that climbed out of his stand to take a whizz. He heard something and looked over as a gigantic 4x4 with 11 inch eyeguards trotted in to 20 yds. Luckily he had taken his bow down with him and he knocked an arrow. One of his Rage 3 blades was partially open so he tried to grab another one. The buck caught his movement and ran off. My buddy finished what he was doing, reeled in his wand, and went home. He never saw that buck again. He was using an Alpine Soft Loc with the deep foam. I use a Kwikee Kwiver with the shallow rubber and have never had a problem. I always check the blades before I noc them just to be safe.I have only had that problem once and I will admit it was my own fault. It cost me a 173 inch 12 pointer. The buck came in on the right side of the tree and just as I started to pull back he saw something he didn't like. He spooked and ran about 15 yards on the other side of the tree quartering away. I kept my bow drawn and tried to move it on the other side of the tree and just when I got perpendicular to the tree my rage caught the edge of the bark and opened up.
So now I am at full draw on a boone and crockett animal and my rage is half opened. I thought about shooting but didn't want to wound a magnificent animal. I slowly let down and tried to fix the blade but I couldn't get it done with my gloves on. The buck eventually trotted out of range. I still kick myself in the butt over that one. My buddy ended up taking him a week later....
i agree on this one. ive done the same thing with the same results. heres one for ya, i also did a test to see if i could get them to fly bad. i took the o-ring completely off the head and closed the blades like you would to lock them under the o-ring. shot three times and shot perfect bulls eyes on every shot with dead straight arrow flight and the blades didnt open till they hit the target. i could tell b/c i could hear them smack the body since there wasnt any o-ring there to cushion the blades. the only time they didnt fly good was when the blades were completely open before the shot. other than that they shot awesome. always check your o-rings.good o-rings are the key. i can take mine and smack the arrow around, it rattles a touch but wont open.