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#784837 - 06/17/08 02:10 PM Shrinkwrap style fletching?
RussellvilleRob
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Has anybody tried this stuff out?
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#784920 - 06/17/08 03:25 PM Re: Shrinkwrap style fletching? [Re: RussellvilleRob]
JDBinTN
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Yes and it has worked great, I got the Extreme with Blazer vanes and have had no trouble shhoting them in a WB rest.
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#784935 - 06/17/08 03:39 PM Re: Shrinkwrap style fletching? [Re: JDBinTN]
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Yeah, I tested them last year (Extremes). I used them on my arrows and on fletched a young ladys arrows as well with them. They fly great, as long as you take your time putting them on right. The only problem I had, was when the water was to hot, it made the actually fletching detach from the wrap.
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#785554 - 06/17/08 10:37 PM Re: Shrinkwrap style fletching? [Re: Arrow Flinger]
jakeway
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I just bought a six pack of Extremes with the Blazer vanes tonight.

Did any of you guys try twisting it to get a little helical? I haven't shot helical vanes in years; usually fletch mine straight with a very slight (2 degrees?) offset.

I've never tried Blazers either, so this will be a nice new thing to keep me occupied and motivated to hit the range more often.
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#785648 - 06/18/08 12:18 AM Re: Shrinkwrap style fletching? [Re: jakeway]
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They work great!!!!!!!!
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#785880 - 06/18/08 08:38 AM Re: Shrinkwrap style fletching? [Re: Big J]
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One issue I see with them is when you have to replace one bad fletch , you have to replace the whole wrap . That can be expensive for those who shoot allot .
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#786900 - 06/18/08 06:51 PM Re: Shrinkwrap style fletching? [Re: Radar]
jakeway
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 Originally Posted By: Radar
One issue I see with them is when you have to replace one bad fletch , you have to replace the whole wrap . That can be expensive for those who shoot allot .


Do you? I mean, if one vane gets damaged, can't you carefully remove it from the shrinkwrap and just glue on another vane?

I have my vanes on arrow wraps anyway; if I screw up the wrap removing the old vane, then I have to scrap the other two vanes and replace the wrap. I bet it isn't much less expensive, and it sure would take longer.

Anyway, I have a few shafts with missing vanes anyway, so I'll give them a try.

One disadvantage of the Blazers: so small it will be hard to fit in all the kill dates on the vanes.



Edited by jakeway (06/18/08 06:59 PM)
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#791937 - 06/23/08 12:45 PM Re: Shrinkwrap style fletching? [Re: jakeway]
RussellvilleRob
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Does this stuff have any offset?
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#792973 - 06/23/08 10:47 PM Re: Shrinkwrap style fletching? [Re: RussellvilleRob]
jakeway
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They don't have any offset in the package, but when you first take them out of the hot water you can give them a little twist. I did 6 arrows this weekend, and the first two had a bit too little twist, but the last four ended up with a nice and quite equal amount of twist, once I got used to how hard to twist them.

I shot a couple dozen shots, both with field points and Slick Tricks. I was a little rusty, but the groups were at least if not better accuracy than my non-shrinkwrap 4" Duravane. I was really pleased with how ick and queasy it was to fleetch them. The time savings was incredible! Once I had the shafts clean of the old fletching, and the water was hot, it took me about 2 minutes to fletch 6 arrows.

But I think Radar is right (as usual). IF one of the vanes gets damaged, I don't think you can remove it from the shrink wrap cleanly enough to add a vane using glue and a fletching jig. You'd have to re-do the whole thing.
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#793197 - 06/24/08 02:35 AM Re: Shrinkwrap style fletching? [Re: jakeway]
kmac29
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they work pretty good. the main thing i use them for is when i go to Illinois i take a pack of them with me in case i was to mess up many of my arrows between hunting and practicing at the cabin.
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