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#799912 - 06/28/08 07:47 AM Helical or Straight
Secret Squirrel
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Which do you shoot and what do you like about it? What do you see as the advantage?

I have been shooting straight and am starting to play around with right helical. Just fletched one carbon arrow and will start shooting it this weekend.
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#799925 - 06/28/08 08:01 AM Re: Helical or Straight [Re: Secret Squirrel]
Radar
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Helical because it stabilizes the arrow quicker , like putting spin on a football .
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#799978 - 06/28/08 09:06 AM Re: Helical or Straight [Re: Radar]
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Yep....most important with broadheads
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#801049 - 06/29/08 09:09 AM Re: Helical or Straight [Re: HOOK]
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I'm shooting straight now, 2 inch Blazers through a Whisker Biscuit. Before I switched to the biscuit, I always shot a helical and would today if not for the biscuit.
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#801447 - 06/29/08 05:25 PM Re: Helical or Straight [Re: CZ284]
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 Originally Posted By: CZ284
I'm shooting straight now, 2 inch Blazers through a Whisker Biscuit. Before I switched to the biscuit, I always shot a helical and would today if not for the biscuit.


Can you not shoot helical through a whisker bisket?

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#801457 - 06/29/08 05:36 PM Re: Helical or Straight [Re: OneShot]
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 Originally Posted By: OneShot
 Originally Posted By: CZ284
I'm shooting straight now, 2 inch Blazers through a Whisker Biscuit. Before I switched to the biscuit, I always shot a helical and would today if not for the biscuit.


Can you not shoot helical through a whisker bisket?
You can , but they will slow your arrow speed down more than straight fletch . I use helical feathers through a biscuit without any loss of speed , and they are amazingly durable .
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#802382 - 06/30/08 09:25 AM Re: Helical or Straight [Re: OneShot]
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 Originally Posted By: OneShot
 Originally Posted By: CZ284
I'm shooting straight now, 2 inch Blazers through a Whisker Biscuit. Before I switched to the biscuit, I always shot a helical and would today if not for the biscuit.


Can you not shoot helical through a whisker bisket?


Yes, you can shoot helical through a WB and the speed loss is negligible when compared to straight fletching of the same size. Of course, when you're using Blazer-type vanes, a straight offset is about all you can get.
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#802421 - 06/30/08 09:49 AM Re: Helical or Straight [Re: f1maxis]
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You guys beat me to the response. I was told the same , you lose a bit of speed using helical through the WB, so just went with the Blazer. I've been satisfied with them so far.
Switched to Muzzy 4 blades (100 gr) and am finding they hit about an inch lower than field points. Bow is perfectly paper tuned. Are you getting the same results?

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#802446 - 06/30/08 10:07 AM Re: Helical or Straight [Re: CZ284]
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I shoot a very slight 1-degree helical plastic through a Whisker Biscuit. I have tried straight, but out past twenty yards the thing looks like a knuckle ball.

Edited by Rocketman (06/30/08 10:10 AM)
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#802795 - 06/30/08 01:40 PM Re: Helical or Straight [Re: RussellvilleRob]
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shoot 2 inch blazers over a tko drop away , things fly like a dart....
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