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Cosmetic? Or TOAST???

Messages posted to thread:
GF 13-May-18
reb 13-May-18
John Cooper 13-May-18
60 Cowboy 13-May-18
monkeyball 13-May-18
Dan W 13-May-18
M60gunner 13-May-18
2 bears 13-May-18
KY..Rob 13-May-18
K Cummings 13-May-18
Shawn 13-May-18
DarrinG 13-May-18
David McLendon 13-May-18
Knifeguy 13-May-18
BowAholic 13-May-18
StikBow 13-May-18
Brad Lehmann 13-May-18
Elderly OCR 13-May-18
Rotten: 13-May-18
Barber 14-May-18
GF 14-May-18
George D. Stout 14-May-18
RymanCat 14-May-18
4nolz@work 14-May-18
pops 14-May-18
Shawn 14-May-18
Longtrad 14-May-18
Benbow 14-May-18
GF 14-May-18
TrapperKayak 15-May-18
Bullfrog 15-May-18
Babbling Bob 15-May-18
Babbling Bob 15-May-18
Brad Lehmann 15-May-18
RonG 15-May-18
Red Beastmaster 16-May-18
GF 16-May-18
Babysaph 16-May-18
Aerofish 17-May-18
Elkpacker1 17-May-18
Elderly OCR 17-May-18
K Cummings 17-May-18
monkeyball 17-May-18
GF 17-May-18
unhinged 18-May-18
From: GF
Date: 13-May-18

GF's embedded Photo



One of my GT Blems is a whole lot more blemished after a too-close encounter with a rock yesterday....

Passes the flex test without a creak, squeak or groan, but I’m not sure that I shouldn’t just write it off....

I was thinking I might be able to chuck it into a drill and sand off anything that was loose, and/or foot it with some aluminum to prevent any further splintering, but have never seen that done before and thinking there’s probably a good reason for it...

What say ye?

From: reb
Date: 13-May-18




Toast.

From: John Cooper
Date: 13-May-18




Toast

From: 60 Cowboy
Date: 13-May-18




Toast or a very nice tomato plant steak

From: monkeyball
Date: 13-May-18




Burnt toast!

Good Shooting->->->-> Craig

From: Dan W
Date: 13-May-18




Any way you slice it (and it's sliced good!) -nice piece of burnt toast.

I have footed shorter sections busted up like that with aluminum- but no where near THAT long.

From: M60gunner
Date: 13-May-18




Wouldn’t waste the time or take a chance. If you footed itthe foot needs to be as long as those splits. That’s a waste of good aluminum material for footing the other arrows.

From: 2 bears
Date: 13-May-18




toast but a 1 foot footing might make it good enough to launch into space. Spine/weight will all be different. >>>----> Ken

From: KY..Rob
Date: 13-May-18




Toast :(

From: K Cummings
Date: 13-May-18




Not only toast, but burnt toast.

KPC

From: Shawn
Date: 13-May-18




Why would you even ask? I mean that is just plain, well whatever! Shawn

From: DarrinG
Date: 13-May-18




Burned Toast...why I never recommend carbon shafts....

From: David McLendon
Date: 13-May-18




Butter and Blackberry Jam on that toast

From: Knifeguy
Date: 13-May-18

Knifeguy's embedded Photo



Looks like a fish arrow with all the splintered barbs. I like crunchy peanut butter on my toast. I did this yesterday to a POC from Suzanne St. Charles. Lance

From: BowAholic
Date: 13-May-18




just google 'carbon arrow in hand' and look at a few pictures...

From: StikBow
Date: 13-May-18




Tomato plant stake as it would leave black marks on your teeth as toast

From: Brad Lehmann
Date: 13-May-18




Potential kid arrow.

From: Elderly OCR
Date: 13-May-18




Easy fix for a carbon repair guy. Me.

From: Rotten:
Date: 13-May-18




Toast, why risk it? Don’t worry, GT will make more!!

From: Barber
Date: 14-May-18




Toast

From: GF
Date: 14-May-18




Figured as much, but thought I’d ask just the same...partly because we have a Lost Arrow bucket at the club with a whole bunch of similarly-damaged arrows; I could cut them all down to lengths that my boys could use, but the shaft pictured is a 5575 and lot of the abandoned arrows are 400s, so they’ll be awfully stiff... not sure it’d be worth buying parts for ‘em, though....

Thanks!

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 14-May-18




Cut a 400 arrow down to about 24" and it is 95# spine..at least. Hardly a kids arrow. Maybe sell them to someone for crossbow bolts.

From: RymanCat
Date: 14-May-18




Neither it's time to re-purpose into plant stake.

From: 4nolz@work
Date: 14-May-18




Save it for a tribute arrow to send off into the sky if/when you need it.

From: pops Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 14-May-18




Tomato stake.

From: Shawn
Date: 14-May-18




f you spine a .400 spine arrow which is done at 28" and 14" centers it is around 75#s do it with 13" centers supported at 26"s it spines around 92#s or a tad more. Shawn

From: Longtrad
Date: 14-May-18




man you would risking impaling your hand to save a 5 dollar arrow shaft? toss that baby in the trash and dont give it a second thought

From: Benbow
Date: 14-May-18




Duct tape!

From: GF
Date: 14-May-18




“man you would risking impaling your hand to save a 5 dollar arrow shaft?”

Nope. That’s why I asked. Figured it would go a lot easier on all concerned if I just asked first.

And yep, one ER co-pay buys a lot of arrows.

From: TrapperKayak
Date: 15-May-18




It's one measly arrow. Move on.

From: Bullfrog
Date: 15-May-18




AND be careful. I had one that I didn't even notice and put a nice 2 inch sliver through my hand!!!! Bill

From: Babbling Bob Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 15-May-18




Toast for sure GF. Ya only need one good'un, or two to practice with and one to shoot'em.

From: Babbling Bob Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 15-May-18




Toast for sure GF. Ya only need one good'un, or two to practice with and one to shoot'em.

From: Brad Lehmann
Date: 15-May-18




I agree George but when they are ten feet away from the target using a ten pound bow, they get a thrill just watching it fly. And since my grandkids can break an anvil, having a stout arrow is a good thing for now. We will work on tuning later.

From: RonG
Date: 15-May-18




When a carbon arrow splinters, get rid of it, the price of an arrow is a lot cheaper than a hospital visit.

You can't cut above the splinter and expect that to be the end of it, it splintered for a reason, dump it and shoot wood or aluminum.

From: Red Beastmaster
Date: 16-May-18




Sometimes I wonder why they call it "common sense".

Darwin Awards.

From: GF
Date: 16-May-18




What passes for “Common Sense” depends ENTIRELY on common knowledge - as in as in SHARED experience.

I figured this one was toast, but thought I’d maybe learn something by asking the question, and - lo and behold - I DID. Just not what I expected to.

So Ron - this one splintered because I smacked a rock (flower petals) and then shot it into a backstop, so that the foam peeled those “petals” back from the front end - fundamentally different from driving the insert down the pipe like a wedge. THAT would certainly have the potential to produce a lengthwise split (as it did in the outermost layer), but those come to an end and the shaft still passes the flex test...

Anyway, cutting off above the splits seems like it ought to work, but your point is well taken. Any further details!

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 16-May-18




I don't see anything wrong with it

From: Aerofish Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 17-May-18




A little Fletch Tite Platinum on that and it’ll fly perfectly into the trash bin :)

From: Elkpacker1
Date: 17-May-18




Little glue will fix it right up

From: Elderly OCR
Date: 17-May-18




Knowing how to repair carbon is not common sense. It's a skill.

That's why we have diferent terms for things.

From: K Cummings
Date: 17-May-18

K Cummings's embedded Photo



It's not all that tough actually. I repair arrows like that all the time and in the process it really helps my FOC.

KPC

From: monkeyball
Date: 17-May-18




Those shreds will skewer you quicker that you think if you mess around with them long enough. Don't learn the hard way.

Use that sucker for a tomato stake!

Good Shooting->->->->Craig

From: GF
Date: 17-May-18




I'm just enjoying the humor at this point!

ROFL

From: unhinged
Date: 18-May-18




Looks like the energy from the arrow did not transfer to the rock.





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