On this page we answer some of the questions that we are most frequently asked. If your question isn't answered here, please contact us using the contact information at the top of each page and we'll get you the information that you need.
Q .How long will my blade last?
A. This is one of the most common questions we are asked and also one of the hardest to answer accurately, with a good tune I would expect one to last up to 3 years .
The reasons it is hard to answer are too numerous to mention but listed below are the most common ones.
- Arrow spec.
- Nock height.
- Centre shot.
As our blade is softer than a steel blade the wear will show up on the blade rather than on the arrow, if you change back to a steel blade the problem will still be there it will just not show up. (You could even use it as a way of showing up inaccuracies in your set up)
Added to this is nock fit, changes to poundage, facial pressure, different arrow point weight and different overdraws.
Most of us set our centre shot with the bow at rest (STATIC) but we shoot from full draw so it would pay us to reset it DYNAMICALLY to take in things like facial pressure, bow torque and release aid ( i.e. does it open from left to right or right to left ?). There are probably more but you get my point.
To set centre shoot up dynamically go to tuning tips for instructions.
In my opinion a well set up bow will have the fletchings clear the rest. If the back end of the arrow is hitting the rest there is a good chance that you will have drastically reduced blade life or even breakage
The back end of the arrow hitting the rest at up to 300 feet per second is not a good tune.
Q: Do you make the blades in different thicknesses ?
A: No, I make them in one thickness which is equivalent to 10 thou steel for the narrow blades and 12 thou for the wide blades. For a fuller explanation please see the development page
Q: Are you making wider blades for large diameter arrows?
A: Yes, the wider blade, which will have to cope with either heavier point weight and/or up to 5"arrow overhang are now available. They are equivalent to 12 thou steel. This has been achieved not by changing the thickness but by changing the shape of the blade. I feel that changing the shape of the blade will retain the durability of the blade better than changing the thickness.
Q: When tuning my bow, do I need to do anything different?
A: No, just set up your bow in the normal way. I have found the nock height is less critical than when using steel blades.