Wood Shaft - Cedar - Handspined - Ø 5/16 inch - up to 30 inch
When selecting the wood shafts, our 1st choice could only fall in favour of the cedar wood shafts. We searched for alternatives but found no other arrow material, which met our requirements. The Port Orford Cedar combines many advantages like no other shaft material. The self-damping behaviour of the cedar wood shaft is much more positive and faster than with all other common arrow materials. The self-damping behaviour is the period of time a shot arrow needs to fly stable again from its launch. Shafts made of Port Orford Cedar are not only lighter than other arrow woods but also much more true to form. It stays straight longer due to its greater elasticity. It is not for nothing that legendary archers like Fred Bear, Ben Pearson and Howard Hill have shot exclusively wood arrows from Port Orford Cedar. We only sell shafts in A quality. All shafts are pre-spined by the manufacturer in the USA in 5 lbs groups. Naturally, deviations may occur as a result of transport, temperature fluctuations and differences in humidity. We are dealing here with natural material and not with homogeneous material. Anyone who says "yes" to wood shafts also says "yes" to its natural characteristics.
Each shaft is unique
Since wood is a natural product, each shaft is unique. Apart from the standard turned diameter, the shanks differ in their appearance and properties.
The grain or appearance (annual rings, flames) is different for each shaft. Also, the spin value is always individual and cannot be determined exactly, therefore the shafts are only sorted into categories with a spin width of 5 lbs. In order to have as even shafts as possible, all shafts are hand spined, checked for cracks, reflex tested and aligned.
"Extra spine shafts" and "Weighing out the shafts".
With the two services "Weigh out shafts" and "Extra spine shafts", you can reduce the differences in properties between the shafts.
- In the "Weigh out shafts" service, you can define the tolerance range of the weight deviation within the ordered quantity of shafts and minimize it to up to 5 grains.
- The "Extra spine shafts" service also gives you the option of defining the tolerance range for the spine and limiting it to a maximum of 1 lb.
Shaft diameter: 5/16 inch
Spines: 25/30 lbs, 30/35 lbs, 35/40 lbs or 40/45 lbs
Length: 24-30 inches (selectable)
If you opt for the extra service "Weigh out shaft" and/or "Extra Spine", please note that the shafts can only be shortened and varnished after weighing/spinning. As wood is a natural product, there may be variations after shortening due to the irregular nature of the wood.