Wood Shaft - Cedar - Handspined - Ø 5/16 inch - up to 32 inch
When selecting the wood shaft, 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 shafts 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. Because of its greater elasticity, it stays straight longer. 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. All shafts are pre-spined by the manufacturer in the USA in 5 lbs groups. Due to transport, temperature fluctuations and differences in humidity, deviations may occur. We are dealing here with natural material and not with homogeneous material. Who says "yes" to a wood shaft, also says "yes" to his natural characteristics.
Every Shaft is unique
Since wood is a natural product, each Shaft is unique. Apart from the standard turned diameter, the shafts differ in their appearance and their characteristics.
The grain or appearance (annual rings, flames) is various 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 spine 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 "Weigh out shafts".
With the two services "Weighing out shafts" and "Extra spinning shafts", you can reduce the differences in the characteristics between the shafts.
- With 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 service "Shafts extra spine" also gives you the possibility to define the tolerance range of the spine and to limit it to max. 1 lb.
Shaft diameter: 5/16 inch
Spines: 25/30 lbs, 30/35 lbs, 35/40 lbs or 40/45 lbs
Length: 24-32 inch (selectable)
If you opt for the extra service "Shaft weighing" and/or "Extra Spines", 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 uneven nature of the wood.