Spinwin Vane Colours

albatross

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Hello all. Does anyone know if there is a 'drag' difference with spinwing vanes of different colours. I am about to fit 1 3/4" to some carbon shafts. I have a lot of Yellow and some Orange. I was thinking of using the orange ones a an index vane. I have read somewhere about colours and varying drag.
 


bimble

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There is and they shouldn't be mixed... unlike what I thought in this thread! At least with the 'proper' Spinwings
 


Rik

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Funnily enough...
Spin Wing Vanes
Does the color of the vane affect the drag?
In our most recent testing, it was shown that there is no difference in drag between the colors.

Can I shoot two colors on my arrow?
We recommend shooting one color per arrow and to always use vanes from the same package.
From the FAQ on the mfrs website...
FAQ
 


KidCurry

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Funnily enough...

From the FAQ on the mfrs website...
FAQ
My guess is, and it's only a guess, that the advice to use vanes only from the same pack is to reduce batch variations. This would meet both the stiffness claim and the need to fletch arrows from one packet only.
 


geoffretired

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I wonder what increase in group size would result from using three colours?
All the arrows could be fletched with the same combination from each of three packets.
 


KidCurry

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I wonder what increase in group size would result from using three colours?
All the arrows could be fletched with the same combination from each of three packets.
I suspect slight misalignment errors, even thousandths of an inch (fractions of a degree if you prefer) will have more impact on consistent arrow flight than selecting from batches as inconsistent positioning will vary across arrows in a set. It would be interesting to test a set of arrows fletched as close to perfect as you can get, to one where the vanes were put on with some variation.
 


geoffretired

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I agree with that thinking. I am also thinking that it would take a very good archer to tell any difference between arrows fletched with all one colour or all three different, or two the same and one odd.
Any archer could run tests to find out what difference it makes.................. to them.
But would the time be well spent? Heehee!
I remember days when the same arrow came out of my quiver first, time after time. As they were dropped into my quiver in no particular order, there was no reason for one to end up in an easy to reach position.
I also remember days when a particular arrow ended up low, time after time.They were not shot in any way that could create that deliberately and the numbers were so unclear I could not read them without putting in a lot of effort; which I didn't.
Next time. that same arrow stayed in the group. I put these things down to chance; just like you can roll four sixes in a row; then not get a six all the rest of the time.
If an arrow is consistently out but in the same relative position, it can be aimed off to counter the error.
 


Rik

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I suspect slight misalignment errors, even thousandths of an inch (fractions of a degree if you prefer) will have more impact on consistent arrow flight than selecting from batches as inconsistent positioning will vary across arrows in a set. It would be interesting to test a set of arrows fletched as close to perfect as you can get, to one where the vanes were put on with some variation.
Thinking about how ragged my vanes get (to the point of one being half gone), without a noticeable effect on results... You'd probably need someone really good on the testing.
 


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