so whats the deal with paper tuning? I understand the principle of being able to have a visual representation of the arrow passing through the paper. but is it really possible to paper tune at home? or is it best to go to a pro shop? as a construction worker i have tons of blueprint size paper, and i'm sure i can fabricate some sort of frame but how does it work?
It's an important part of tuning, but is not always necesarry in my eyes. If you have another set of eyes, at 20yrds, have them watch arrow flight. They will be able to tell any kick of the arrow and it will be evident in how the arrow enters the target, especially arrow to arrow.
I have always paper tuned, but the Diamond Black Ice did not even leave so much of a flight path to be seen at 20yrds. The pro at Fin did not want to even get out the paper. At 30yrds the flight is somewhat noticable, but if there was a tuning issue then you would be able to see it. I am a firm believer in being fully prepared, so by the sounds of it, you have the materials so what do you have to lose? If you feel you need to see what the arrow is doing due to some issues, then go to 5' and let her fly.