Arrow Safety

  • Always be sure the Arrow rest is installed properly to the bow, and adjusted to the diameter of the arrow prior to use. If either of these items are not performed prior to use this may result in damage to equipment, or injury to user, or bystanders.

 

  • Always be aware of your surroundings, and area behind the target. Failure to do so may cause injury to people or property should an arrow be launched into these areas on purpose, or by accident.

 

  • Always check your carbon arrows prior to each and every shot. This is done by Visual Inspection, "Twisting" and by "Flexing" the arrow.

 

  • "Visual Inspection" is done by examining the arrow for any visible defects, or damage. If any are found, remove the arrow, and destroy it.

 

  • "Twisting" is done by grabbing the arrow at each end near the point, and nock. The arrow is then twisted in both directions. If cracking is heard, or if the arrow twists easily, DO NOT SHOOT IT. Remove it, and destroy it.

 

  • "Flexing"is done by grabbing the arrow at each end near the point, and nock. Flex the arrow approx. 2" away from you while listening for cracking. The arrow should be rotated approx. 1/4 turn, and flexed again. This should be repeated until a crack is heard, or is found to have no cracks. If you find an arrow that is cracked, remove it and do not shot it. Shooting cracked or damaged arrows may result in damage to the equipment, or injury to the user or bystanders.

 

  • Always use an arrow with proper, or heavier spine rating for the bow to be used. Shooting an arrow that is too weak may cause damage to the arrow, bow, or injure the user as well as bystanders.

 

  • Always shoot arrows that weigh 5 grains per pound of draw weight or more. Example: A bow with 60# draw = a minimum arrow weight of 300 grains (60 x 5). This will insure the right amount of mass weight is present to protect the bow from a possible "Dry Fire" condition. Failure to do so may result in damage to equipment, possible injury to the user, or bystanders.

 

  • Only use a high speed abrasive wheel to cut carbon arrows to length. Always wear a dust mask to prevent inhalation of carbon particles. NEVER use other methods such as tubing cutters, hack saws, etc. to perform this function. These functions may cause damage to the arrow.

 

  • Only shoot arrows that are longer than the contact point of the rest at full draw. Attempting to shoot an arrow that is too short will cause the arrow to fall off of the rest. This may cause injury to the user, bystanders, or damage to the equipment being used.

 

  • Never expose the Carbon arrow(s) to extreme heat. Part of the production process to make carbon shafts requires heat to activate bonding agents. Extreme, or excessive heat can reverse this process causing damage to the equipment, or injury to the user, or bystanders.