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Jack of All Trades,
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When your daughter destroys 3 arrows during practice drills with her coach leaving her with only 7 arrows in her quiver with less than 2 weeks to go until Nationals...

Yes, less than 2 weeks to go until Nationals and our daughter only has 7 outdoor arrows ready to go. Outdoor has 6 arrow ends leaving her with only 1 spare in case things go wrong; dropped arrow, broken arrow, lost arrow, pass through, etc. Not enough of a comfort factor for me. I've got all the pieces and parts to build another set except for the shafts. Called her sponsor, they can't guarantee shipping in time so sucked it up and paid full retail and overnight shipping from an online supplier.

So now keep fingers crossed there's enough time for shipping, building a set and then getting to the range for sight in and nock tuning before we get on a plane for North Carolina...




My daughter can deflate your daughter's soccer ball.
 
Posts: 10294 | Location: Anchorage, AK | Registered: September 12, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Didn't you say in a previous thread that those arrows cost you $300 each? Ouch!



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$382.00 for a set (12) of bare shafts, no fletchings, points, nock adapters or nocks +$25 for 2 day air shipping.




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Holy crap


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Another archery dad put it in perspective for me; it's the price I pay for my daughter being so good at what she does.




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Compared to a lot of fathers, you stepped it up a nock notch.
 
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Better spending $382 for shafts to avoid spending a whole lot more at rehabs and therapists later on.

I'm assuming the things she's learning to be good at archery are things she can and does apply in other areas in her life.

You have my moral support if that helps. Keep it up.



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Things sure have changed since I used port oxford cedar shafts for my 60 pound draw weight Howard Hill long bow, life was a bit simpler then, no sights on bow, no wheels, 3 finger bow glove, releases were in their infancy.
Now due to arthritis I can’t even string that bow, much less pull it. Tried to sell my old archery stuff a couple of years ago, no one around here wanted traditional archery gear.
 
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Hopefully it all pays off in some regard - be it Olympics, schoarships, etc.

Not being athletically gifted, I pushed mine to excel in school and told them that was their job. So far, so good! Big Grin
 
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And she destroyed another one in team practice last night. Ugh!




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And she destroyed another one in team practice last night. Ugh!


Put it in a Bud Light sign? Big Grin




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And she destroyed another one in team practice last night. Ugh!


Put it in a Bud Light sign? Big Grin

LMFAO!




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When your daughter destroys 3 arrows during practice drills with her coach leaving her with only 7 arrows in her quiver with less than 2 weeks to go until Nationals...

Yes, less than 2 weeks to go until Nationals and our daughter only has 7 outdoor arrows ready to go. Outdoor has 6 arrow ends leaving her with only 1 spare in case things go wrong; dropped arrow, broken arrow, lost arrow, pass through, etc. Not enough of a comfort factor for me. I've got all the pieces and parts to build another set except for the shafts. Called her sponsor, they can't guarantee shipping in time so sucked it up and paid full retail and overnight shipping from an online supplier.

So now keep fingers crossed there's enough time for shipping, building a set and then getting to the range for sight in and nock tuning before we get on a plane for North Carolina...


What you fail to mention is that any shaft of that model will not do. You have to have the right sku for her length of pull and her draw weight. Not all the folks here know that. Shaft xyz from manufacturer a, may have 10 different versions based on draw length and draw weight. It is not a go down to walley world and pull one out of a box kind of deal.

As for making new ones, It isn;t terribly hard. it takes a while. What is difficult is to be incredibly percise arrow to arrow in how you make them. That is a bitch.

good luck, at moments like these i am glad my daughter just likes horses, and boys. I can not buy one and shoot the other.
 
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Well...at least she's not hunting with them.

I relayed this thread to a co-worker who's an avid bow hunter and he laughed hard because we have a mutual friend who is also a bow hunter, but subscribes to the "most expensive is best" mindset.

He decided to hunt with competition arrows for that very reason and there was no talking him out of it. You can imagine the results when the deer made its final run through the woods with an arrow sticking out of it. He still insists it was the arrow that allowed him to make the shot, sooo...and it's a small price to pay in destroyed arrows. LOL


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Well, if you're not breaking arrows your not shooting. I do understand the frustration though. I can destroy/lose a half dozen in a week, then go months losing nothing but the occasional fletch.

Nothing like a moonlight stroll through the woods and having a couple stripped out of your quiver.


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At least she has sponsors for most of her equipment!
 
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And she destroyed another one in team practice last night. Ugh!


Put it in a Bud Light sign? Big Grin

I'd almost forgotten about that...







My daughter can deflate your daughter's soccer ball.
 
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Can she use cheap ones to practice with?
Like practice ammo for us?





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Unfortunately, no. Arrows are going to fly completely and totally different based on weight, spine, length, point weight, etc. Our daughter uses Carbon Express Nano RZ for outdoor arrows, a very lightweight, small diameter arrow shaft. There's really nothing else that's going to fly equivalent to what they do. In the past she's typically had 2 sets of arrows, they were the same, one for practice and one for tournaments. Her practice arrows were typically her tournament arrows from the season before. Problem is this year with her becoming a staff shooter for Carbon Express, this is her first set of arrows and we don't have a backup set, lesson learned.




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No different in buying a case of quality ammo, at least you can reshoot most of them. Big Grin
 
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