Douglas Fir shafts make very tough, durable arrows. Fir is lighter than Ash, but a little heavier than Cedar or Spruce.
Parallel vs Non-Parallel Shafts
Parallel-design shafts are easily the most common, the most widely-available, and the least-costly type of arrow shaft. They are well-suited for all around use and require little guesswork when it comes to setup and tuning. Because there are fewer manufacturing steps needed, parallel shafts can be made much more inexpensively than non-parallel shafts. All our parallel shafts are premium quality and hand-spined in 5# increments, with grain-weight matched to 10 grains. Available in 40# to 95# weights in 11/32 diameter. Please call us if your spine weight is over 70#. Available as a dozen only.
Your Choices for Ordering
1. Footed Hardwood Shaft (+$75.00)
Our footed arrows consist of a short length of hardwood at the head of the arrow. This hardwood reinforces the area that receives the most impact stress and helps add to the life of your arrow.
2. Self Nock with Insert (+$60.00)
Self nock inserts are placed at the foot of the arrow for reinforcement and are made from a variety of hard woods. Our custom arrows may be ordered with cow, deer or elk horn nocks.
3. Spine Weight
Refers to the stiffness of your arrow, or how much the arrow resists being bent. When determining your spine weight, consider: the stiffness of the shaft material, the length of the shaft and the weight of the tip (i.e. arrowhead, field point, etc).
4. Arrow Length from Back of Point
This is the measurement from the back of your point through the insert on the nock of your arrow. It should be slightly longer than your draw length, so that when you have your arrow in full draw, the point of your arrow extends beyond the shelf of your bow.