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Old 08-12-2020, 04:04 PM   #1
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I had someone fairly experienced tell me that it was unsafe to shoot wood arrows using a fixed crawl. He said it puts too much downforce on the arrow and could cause it to explode.

Anybody familiar with this?
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Old 08-12-2020, 06:02 PM   #2
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If that causes your arrow to explode it was going to explode regardless.


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Old 08-12-2020, 08:10 PM   #3
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If that causes your arrow to explode it was going to explode regardless.


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Thanks for the feedback
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Old 08-13-2020, 05:48 AM   #5
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I've seen a couple of wood arrows explode, but neither of them was because they were being shot with a fixed crawl.
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Old 08-13-2020, 09:44 AM   #6
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I've seen a couple of wood arrows explode, but neither of them was because they were being shot with a fixed crawl.
What causes them to explode? Anything I need to check for on a regular basis?
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Old 08-13-2020, 09:59 AM   #7
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What causes them to explode? Anything I need to check for on a regular basis?
Usually it's because the arrow has been previously damaged. It can also happen if there is severe grain runout in the shaft.
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Old 08-13-2020, 02:14 PM   #8
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What causes them to explode? Anything I need to check for on a regular basis?
Its missing what im shooting at..
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Old 09-20-2020, 05:51 PM   #9
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What is fixed crawl?
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Old 09-21-2020, 10:15 AM   #10
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Cracks in the arrow will cause it to fail. With PO cedar you can test by smelling the arrow shaft. Flex them if not PO and look for cracks.
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Old 09-21-2020, 09:49 PM   #11
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That downward pull on the arrow is caused by putting too much pressure on the lower fingers. You should have most of the pull on your top finger. If you do that, the string does not have to snap back in a alignment. You also won't have to move your nock point up higher as well.
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