Wood Shaft - Cedar - hand spined - Ø 5/16" - up to 28,5"
When selecting the wood shafts, our 1st choice could only fall in favour of the cedar wood shafts. We searched for alternatives but found no other arrow material, that met our requirements. The Port Orford Cedar combines many advantages like no other shaft material. The self-damping behaviour of the cedar wood shaft is much more favourable and faster than that of all other common arrow materials. The self-damping behaviour is the period of time a shot arrow needs to fly stable again from its launch. Shafts made of Port Orford Cedar are not only lighter than other wood arrows but also much more true to form. Because of its high elasticity, it stays straight longer. It is not for nothing that legendary archers like Fred Bear, Ben Pearson and Howard Hill have shot exclusively wood arrows from Port Orford Cedar. We only sell shafts in A quality. All shafts are pre-spined by the manufacturer in the USA in 5 lbs groups. Because of transport, temperature fluctuations and differences in humidity, deviations may occur. We are dealing here with natural material and not with homogeneous material. Anyone who declares "yes" to a wood shaft also declares "yes" to its natural characteristics.
Each shaft is unique
Since wood is a natural product, each shaft is unique. Apart from the standard turned diameter, the shafts differ in their appearance and characteristics.
The grain or appearance (annual rings, flames) is various for each shaft. Also, the spin value is always individual and cannot be determined exactly, therefore the shafts are only sorted into categories with a spin width of 5 lbs. In order to have as even shafts as possible, all shafts are hand spined, checked for cracks, reflex tested and aligned.
"Extra spine shafts" and "Weighing out the shafts"
With the two services "Weigh out shafts" and "Extra spine shafts", you can reduce the differences in characteristics between the shafts.
- In the "Weigh out shafts" Service, you can define the tolerance range of the weight deviation within the ordered quantity of shafts and minimize it to up to 5 grains.
- The "Extra spine shafts" service also gives you the option of defining the tolerance range for the spine and limiting it to a maximum of 1 lb.
Shaft diameter: 5/16"
Spines: up to 30 lbs, 30/35 lbs, 35/40 lbs, 40/45 lbs, from 45 lbs or inspired
Length: 24-28.5" (selectable)
If you opt for the extra service "Weigh out shaft" and/or "Extra spins", please note that the shafts can only be shortened and varnished after weighing/spinning. As wood is a natural product, there may be variations after shortening due to the uneven nature of the wood.