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Easton Legacy arrows

Messages posted to thread:
Jon Stewart 16-Jan-22
Al 16-Jan-22
Sawtooth (Original) 16-Jan-22
lost run 16-Jan-22
Sawtooth (Original) 16-Jan-22
George D. Stout 16-Jan-22
Thumper 16-Jan-22
Bill Rickvalsky 16-Jan-22
tradmt 16-Jan-22
grizz 16-Jan-22
goldentrout_one 16-Jan-22
Stringwacker 16-Jan-22
longbow1968 16-Jan-22
Andy Man 16-Jan-22
Pdiddly2 16-Jan-22
Red Beastmaster 16-Jan-22
JimG 16-Jan-22
Mike E 16-Jan-22
Trad PA 16-Jan-22
Trad PA 16-Jan-22
Boker 16-Jan-22
longbow1968 16-Jan-22
Geezer 17-Jan-22
Greenstyk 17-Jan-22
Riverwolf 17-Jan-22
Riverwolf 17-Jan-22
Jon Stewart 17-Jan-22
DanaC 17-Jan-22
longbow1968 17-Jan-22
Harleywriter 17-Jan-22
SB 17-Jan-22
fdp 17-Jan-22
lowrider 17-Jan-22
GlassPowered Hoosier 17-Jan-22
Bassmaster 17-Jan-22
From: Jon Stewart
Date: 16-Jan-22




Easton is no longer making the legacy arrow. What is left in stock is going quick so get them while you can.

From: Al
Date: 16-Jan-22




They are making a Legacy carbon now

From: Sawtooth (Original) Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 16-Jan-22




Sad to hear. Thanks for the heads up.

From: lost run
Date: 16-Jan-22




Thanks

From: Sawtooth (Original) Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 16-Jan-22




I hope that is not going to happen with all aluminum.

From: George D. Stout
Date: 16-Jan-22




Who knows what will happen in the future, but the industry has been pushing carbon on as many as they can, and nearly all the converts from the compounds have been reared on carbon arrows and they mostly have no clue about aluminum shafting. They also were never taught about spine and how to calculate it because they didn't need to. Carbon is just easier also for shops that deal 99% with compound bows...they only need to stock a few sizes and they are good to go.

I suspect there will always be a contingency who prefer aluminum...count me as one of them. I will say that carbon has come a long way in it's consistency from spine to spine and is undeniably the choice of most nowadays. You never miss the water till the well runs dry though, so hopefully we will always have a semblance of the "beer cans" still serving the industry years down the road. If you can afford them, of course.

From: Thumper Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 16-Jan-22




"I hope that is not going to happen with all aluminum."

Man, ain't that the truth! It would sure be a tragic day to not have aluminum anymore.

From: Bill Rickvalsky
Date: 16-Jan-22




I guess I won't have any backup for my wood arrows any more.

From: tradmt
Date: 16-Jan-22




I would guess many folks found them overpriced, I never did buy any because I never saw the point, many other good options in aluminum as far as I could tell.

George, you might want to go easy, at least some of these converts know what a ‘Lite’ and ‘Super Lite’ designations were.

I surely don’t like seeing options going by the way side but honestly, if needing to use a carbon shaft keeps you from archery then you have much bigger problems.

From: grizz
Date: 16-Jan-22




I have no use for carbon, none. Used it for 5 years, found no advantage. I’ll buy what aluminum I can and also my cedar.

From: goldentrout_one
Date: 16-Jan-22




I don't care one way or the other about the "Legacy" finish, the wood-grain finish kind of leaves me flat, but I have nothing against it, in fact I have shot Legacies of one sort or another over the years. What I would miss is the swaged nock option - I prefer using a glue-on nock, and the Legacy was the last option for the swaged nock on 2117 and 2216 arrows. I hope they replace the Legacy with something else, maybe autumn orange or gamegetter green, either one and I'd buy a few dozen.

From: Stringwacker Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 16-Jan-22




I hate to see things that have been around a long time leave us. How many ads have we seen for the Legacy's in traditional publications over the years?

Easton has apparently decided to move further on from its traditional roots; but that said, I know they have the Carbon Legacy. They are just evolving to their market base.

No doubt in the end the company has to make money and I'm sure the Legacy was past its profitable prime.

From: longbow1968
Date: 16-Jan-22




Yes, sad, I’ve never cared for the uni-bushing on the current camo hunters, would not have missed those, but the legacy’s were nice.

From: Andy Man
Date: 16-Jan-22




definately something with the swaged nock

can still get it in the Jazz and Tributes but only go up to size 2016 which works for me

autum orange would be a nice fantasy

From: Pdiddly2
Date: 16-Jan-22

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I got all of my aluminium shafts when there were lots and they were not expensive...all set!

From: Red Beastmaster
Date: 16-Jan-22




I always thought the fake wood grain and footing were tacky anyway. I'm currently shooting Tributes with cute little flames. :)

I'd love to see a solid color (autumn orange) with swaged nock end.

From: JimG
Date: 16-Jan-22




Yet something else 'trad' dies. I get the world moves on but I'm tired of it.

From: Mike E
Date: 16-Jan-22




I shoot wood arrows and have a couple doz. aluminum all with swagged ends. I wouldn't know where to start with carbons, the huge amount of choices makes me dizzy and quite a few cost more for a doz than what I pay for 3 doz from Surewood. I don't like the feel of the tiny nocks and some of the names they come up with like BH's just sound cartoonish.

From: Trad PA
Date: 16-Jan-22




Nostalgia doesn’t make a lot of money

From: Trad PA
Date: 16-Jan-22




Nostalgia doesn’t make a lot of money

From: Boker
Date: 16-Jan-22




Disappointing

From: longbow1968
Date: 16-Jan-22




They are still showing them on the Easton website. How do we know they are done?

From: Geezer
Date: 17-Jan-22




Aluminum with the old numbering system brought me up. I sure would hate to see the end of that. Covid took my strength, so I am down to shooting 1816s, but that is okay as Kong as I can get them. Aluminum and cedar! The arrows the older generation comprehends. If the day comes that carbon is all we can buy, I will get out.

From: Greenstyk
Date: 17-Jan-22




Kustom King stopped selling them years ago and when I asked why I was told there wasn’t much demand for them anymore. I’ve been expecting this for some time. I shot wood only for about 20 years so I know wood is not a step down. I do hate to see Legacy shafts go away though.

From: Riverwolf
Date: 17-Jan-22




I hate to see "options" dissipate. I don't like uni-bushings myself , and ever so slowly they seem to be force feeding us the uni-bushing concept. I prefer the ease of glue on nocks, the price, varity.

Yes, still options for that, but they just got one whole option smaller. AS for price ...The Green camo just went up to Legacy pricing ;^' I was worried about this when they came out with a New carbon finish and called it Legacy ....

From: Riverwolf
Date: 17-Jan-22




......on a side , and I am as guilty as any on this. IF we have done most of are purchases of aluminum second hand (personal collection sales) and don't /haven't purchased from the venders / official sales personel , our purchases go unnoticed to the company (Easton)and so our many transactions change not the total-tally- count....Supply/demand thing that won't work for us in the long run...Just another angle to think about from Eastons standpoint of making money ;)

From: Jon Stewart
Date: 17-Jan-22




longbow 68: when they run out. I received my info from a dealer.

From: DanaC
Date: 17-Jan-22




Riverwolf, good point. Also, lots of us have a 'stash' of older arrows we can pull out when the mood hits us.

I'm currently shooting indoors with some arrows I made up 3 years ago for 3D. Have a new half dozen waiting to be fletched, but I also have 'a fair few' other arrows in the rack.

From: longbow1968
Date: 17-Jan-22




Thanks Jon for the clarification.

From: Harleywriter
Date: 17-Jan-22




I have several hundred cedar shafts — some are old old and nice. Anyway more than I’ll likely use and then there are 100 or so ash. If I ever run out I think I think I could make a few from scratch. But for aluminum I may have to give ‘em up.

From: SB
Date: 17-Jan-22




Archery shop here hasn't carried ANY aluminum in years!

From: fdp
Date: 17-Jan-22




It's a simple fact that Easton is the largest arrow shaft manufacturer andceholesale distributor in the world. They can and control the market.

The selection, the pricing etc.. And the fewer options they have to manufacturer the more profitable they become.

From: lowrider
Date: 17-Jan-22




I have two dozen Legacy 2016's brand new still in the package. I'm shooting carbons and have no use for them.

From: GlassPowered Hoosier
Date: 17-Jan-22




Well that’s bad news for me…

From: Bassmaster
Date: 17-Jan-22




Started out with wood, then fiber glass, then aluminum, and now it is carbon for glass bows. Still use wood with self bows. Just my preference. As long as the market is their aluminum will still be around.





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