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2" vanes

cotty16

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I have a few arrows that need new vanes and I took advantage of an offer that was posted on here a while back for free samples of neon 2" vanes. I was putting them on, but wasn't sure how far down from the nock to start. Can anyone help me out? Maybe give a measurement from the base of the nock?
 

DJK Frank 16

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I've heard a lot of threads on AT where guys say anywhere from an 1" to 1 1/2" from the end of the knock. I'm not a fletching guru though by any means.
 

RedCloud

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No curve in these vanes right? I put them on straight. Back in the day they used to curve them to increase spin.

Mine are slightly curved. The guy at the pro shop put them on with his jig so I don't know how much of an angle but it's not much at all.
 

cotty16

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OK, my dad used to run an archery shop back in the 70's out of our basement. So, he has all the fletching tools. We just weren't sure about the distance for the vanes or the curve. He has both, a straight applicator and a curved. In fact his curved is a right helical. I'll wait for Fluteman to measure his arrow and I'll go with the consensus of what you guys say with a curve.
 
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Milo

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OK, my dad used to run an archery shop back in the 70's out of our basement. So, he has all the fletching tools. We just weren't sure about the distance for the vanes or the curve. He has both, a straight applicator and a curved. In fact his curved is a right helical. I'll wait for Fluteman to measure his arrow and I'll go with the consensus of what you guys say with a curve.
porn shop?:smiley_chinrub: dang Cotty your dang prolly gotz some neet stuff. you will want a helical. it does not matter too aweful much really unless your shootin a whisker buscuit..then i would suggest a slight offset. ps you could always measure your old ones...
 

Milo

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3 degree on a 2 inch vanes is not what i would call a hard helical. its actually very slight. you want your fletching to slice through the biscuit in line with the bristles as much as possible. if not you will retard rotation of the arrow by impacting the bristles on the side of the vane. you may not "notice" the problems as to some people pie plate is good enough and to some not robin hooding arrows is not good enough. You wont find many if any people winning tournaments with a biscuit and there is a reason for that.
 

cotty16

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porn shop?:smiley_chinrub: dang Cotty your dang prolly gotz some neet stuff. you will want a helical. it does not matter too aweful much really unless your shootin a whisker buscuit..then i would suggest a slight offset. ps you could always measure your old ones...

Yep, I use a biscuit.
I guess I could measure my old ones, by they weren't 2" and I wasn't sure if it should be the same or not.
 

Fluteman

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Yep, I use a biscuit.
I guess I could measure my old ones, by they weren't 2" and I wasn't sure if it should be the same or not.

It would be the same. It won't hurt you any to fletch them 3/4-1" from the base of the arrow. Also, if you use a biscuit, like Milo said, use a strait jig with an offset.
 

Milo

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The straight flecthing jig should have a little bit of adjustment at the back of the clamp. you are essentially fletching the vane straight but at an angle with respects to the centerline of the shaft. The helical jig will actually curl the vane around the shaft i will try to get you some pics
 
How i roll. 1 inch from the end of the arrow with a right helical. I only use a straight fletch if the arrows are going to be shot off a wb rest. You should have two sets of clamps one that is for straight fletch and the other that is for helical. If you are shooting with a wb use the straight if not go with the helical. Off set fletching jobs use the Straight fletching jig but the angle is changed so the vanes are offset. Same idea as a helical fletch but not as extreme.
 
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