How to choose the right arrow
As every bow, particularly traditional bows, has its own “character”, we can only give a general idea here:
- The spine value should rather be 5 – 10 lbs above than below the real draw weight. Very weak arrows may even burst when shot by strong bows.
- If arrows fly unsteady over long distances or strongly drift to the right (in case of right-handed archers), the spine value is too low.
- In case of deviations to the left, the spine value might be too high.
- Arrows unexpectedly deviating in heights probably have a strongly differing weight: here you should control the weight with a letter scale and sort out the “outliers”.
Tips for chossing the appropriate kind of wood
Ash and birch have a slightly stronger damping than pine wood and also are slightly heavier.
Having a good feeling with the shot means having made the right choice.