Broken Wooden Arrows

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Timid Toad

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Yup. I shot in an International with someone else's name on last year. They were second hand arrows and the name was on with indelible ink but perfectly serviceable. No problems at all.
 

Geophys2

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I thought it was just identification to prove they are your arrows for scoring in case 2 people have identical arrows - not necessarily your name.
I should have said some UK organisations. The NFAS does, in its rules, specifically require arrows to have the archers name, which must be a minimum of the surname and initials. AGB needs them to be identifiable, however all three of the AGB clubs I have belonged to also required a name on all arrows so as to identify any stray arrows found on the field, all of the clubs used shared fields and it was important to know who had left an unreported lost arrow on the field. This was also an entry requirement for our open shoots for the same reason.
 

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Our club just requires you to be able to identify them as yours if found, reported or otherwise. Requiring actual names implies you've had honesty issues at your club in the past, Geophys2?
 

Geophys2

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Our club just requires you to be able to identify them as yours if found, reported or otherwise. Requiring actual names implies you've had honesty issues at your club in the past, Geophys2?
No, not the case at all, as I said we used shared fields, so it was a rule that all arrow must be found before leaving the field, this applied to open shoots as well. Two of the clubs were on rugby fields and the other the primary school, if one of the children found an arrow on the field or one of the rugby players had been injured by a lost arrow we needed to know whose it was without having to put it on display and ask. This was particularly true after open shoots with archers whose arrows we might not recognise, in fact we never had an issue with our own members as the only times it happened were with archers from other clubs. There are important safety issues to leaving arrows on shared fields, so identification of who had left an arrow unreported on our field was important.
 

Timid Toad

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We have the same rules, but only require that they can be identified.
 

Geophys2

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We have the same rules, but only require that they can be identified.
That's how we did it originally and works fine within the club, however after one of our open shoots the children found two arrows on the playing field and we nearly lost use of the field, it took a great deal of grovelling with the governors to let us continue to shoot, part of the agreement was that all arrows should be identifiable to the archer, so that any disciplinary action could be taken for failure to report a lost arrow. I can see no valid reason as to why any archer would object to having their name on their arrows.
 

Berny

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i'd look at 11/32" POC or .....
....when i tried spruce they most broke in 1 shoot 424467_243273155759501_1815636009_n[1].jpg

so i tried pine, maple & assorted others including tonkin boos depending on bow used & governing body shot under.
Most robust were the boos, but even they pretty much all broke (~200 shafts total).

Casualty rates got better as my shooting got better!
 

gasman

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I shoot longbow at 3D targets using 5/16 cedar shafts. My draw weight is 40 lbs and length 30 inches. My problem is that I am breaking too many arrows. Last time i was out two arrows caught the back of the target, bounced off and broke! Any suggestions as to what to change? Or do I just have to accept this rate of loss?
Try 11/32"", it's always difficult .
I have had the same problem, I changed to pine and 11/32"
 

English Bowman

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I found when I started I didn't break many at all, lost a few but a break was rare, as I got better I started breaking arrows as they clipped the side of the target, then I stopped breaking so many as they were hitting the target and sticking in, so my not very helpful advise is to keep practising, get better and then you'll break less.
 
UK archery organisations require all arrows to bear the archers name in competitions.
Not quite. As a lifelong pedant I'd like to quote AGB Rule 206 (d) which states that: "[Longbow] Arrows shall be properly marked, so that there shall be no difficulty in claiming them."

The same rule is to be found in the British Long-Bow Society. One organisation copied the other!

This rule contains no definition of 'properly marked' so there are a number of ways this could be done. One the most common I've seen, is with initials. Another (albeit rare) is a colour-coded system: something like that for resistors.

But I mark mine with my name to avoid potential conflict - the judge is always right and others reasons given above are valid.
 

lionel1020

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As most arrows tend to break just behind the tip, the obvious answer is to reattach the tip to the now slightly shortened shaft.
This can be repeated several times although there comes a time when the arrow is too short for the bow.
Here the obvious answer is to shorten the bow!
These combinations require real skill over distances of 50 yards or more.
 

Del the Cat

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As most arrows tend to break just behind the tip, the obvious answer is to reattach the tip to the now slightly shortened shaft.
This can be repeated several times although there comes a time when the arrow is too short for the bow.
Here the obvious answer is to shorten the bow!
These combinations require real skill over distances of 50 yards or more.
You seem to have appropriated a picture from my blog with an inappropriate caption and no acknowledgement. :(
Del
 

lionel1020

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You seem to have appropriated a picture from my blog with an inappropriate caption and no acknowledgement. :(
Del
Sorry about that Del. Deleted the photo to avoid confusion.
I found the photo (without a watermark) in a general search on google images. My copy of 'windows' is in French so searches tend to pick up a lot of foreign language sites.
Sorry again, Lionel.
 
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