Arrow Wraps

PLEASE HELP TO FUND ARCHERY INTERCHANGE

dvd8n

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I was checking my arrows today; nocks, points, on the spinner, fletches etc.

I noticed that on four of them the wraps were coming unstuck and unpeeling.

I first started using wraps about ten years ago when Easton changed the formulation of their anodising, and Bohning's glue stopped working catastrophically. I then just never stopped.

I glued them back down, but couldn't help wonder if they are more of a liability than a benefit these days?
 

Stretch

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I shot wraps for a while, loved the precision lines, numbers etc (I used the ones from those nice folks in the Netherlands). Never had one come unpeeled. In fact getting them off took a lot of effort.

I stopped using the when I switched to pin nocks. You just can’t see tail end cracks with wraps unless you punt the wrap down the shaft. I got out of the habit And now I think they look better with no wrap.

I don’t think they are a liability but I’d try a different brand in they are unpeeling.

Stretch
 

dvd8n

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Well, I've used ArrowSocks for years with no issues with adhesion. But I remember when applying the last batch wondering whether they were quite up to snuff. Maybe they have a new supplier for vinyl; I don't know.

But it has made me question whether or not I need them at all...
 

AJBrady

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I’ve just wrapped my new ACCs with ArrowSocks. As good as they always have been.

I like the ability to fletch with superglue but not have the problem of removing fletches from the carbon.
 

dvd8n

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I’ve just wrapped my new ACCs with ArrowSocks. As good as they always have been.

I like the ability to fletch with superglue but not have the problem of removing fletches from the carbon.
Maybe it's just one bad batch that I got.

Nevertheless, it's put the thought in my head, so maybe I'll leave the wraps off a few the next time that I fix some damage and see how it goes wrt losing fletches and finding lost arrows.

I use FMJs so I don't have the problem of getting the fletches off carbon.
 
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