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Straight fletch;Right wing;Left wing

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I'm sure this has been covered here before but,I can't find anything when I search "fletching".What are the differences in,straight fletch,right wing and left wing fletching and how does one know which one they are shooting?

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the straight fletching will be almost straight down the shaft, with a few degrees of angle. the helico fletching has a curve . ie. left wing curves left, and right the other way. you always want some offset to the fletchings. even a couple of degrees will help rotate the arrow in flight, as a helico will turn them even more. this helps with the stabilization of the arrow during flight.( especially with wind!)

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yep..what del said.. wink.gif

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that was something i played/experimented with when i had my shop.( i had fletched three arrows with a straight fletch[offset by three degrees], and three left wing and three right wing) the only noticable difference i found was the helico flew much more truer in a crosswind.( this was with field pts) than the straight. the old addage/mith that you should shoot a right helico if left handed and a left if you were right, didn't pan out. plus i talked to easton about it , and they had said they had never actually done any testing on it, but couldn't see where there should be any difference, but they did recomend shooting a helico. grin.gif

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Speaking of feathers --

My old bow was odd color up -- Is that still right? My new one has the "bisquick" (sp) style. ???

I think I am hungry for pancakes. grin.gif

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I would leave the odd one up with the bisquet. I try to keep the fletching out of the black bristles that are on the bottom of the rest. Those are harder than the brown ones. Also make sure the fletch isn't passing through the entry slit at that 10 o'clock position. Following those guidelines you will get the most consistant vane to bristle contact with the bisquet rest.

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Gus --

I'm mixed up. I have a black one -- Do I want is passing through the hole in the Bisquick?

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There are some stiffer bristles at the bottom of the biscuit to hold the arrow more firmly, if you have the odd feather up you're vanes shouldn't hit those tougher ones, which might wreck your vanes.

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Sounds like you have the “original” biscuit (all black whiskers), if so, then it doesn’t matter which feather is up or down. The “newer” styles have just black (stiffer) whiskers on the bottom; consequently you would shoot cock feather up to clear the black ones.

I have noticed after several shots through my biscuit, my vanes warp. I currently have a right helical, but am thinking about going to straight or blazers to keep this from happening.

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Sounds like you have the “original” biscuit (all black whiskers), if so, then it doesn’t matter which feather is up or down. The “newer” styles have just black (stiffer) whiskers on the bottom; consequently you would shoot cock feather up to clear the black ones.

I have noticed after several shots through my biscuit, my vanes warp. I currently have a right helical, but am thinking about going to straight or blazers to keep this from happening.


I've used blazers and feathers in mine without major incident. Feathers will ruffle in the very beggining but are actually quite tough and work well out of the bisquet. I do prefer Blazers though. I've had zero problems out of them. They fly great and group my fixed blade broadheads very well. Shooting RazorCaps if you are curious.

Dahitman... Did snapcracklepop's answer about the rest answer your questions? If not I'll see if I can doctor up some pictures for you tomorrow.

Gus.

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