33131Re: Helical vs straight fletching
- May 8 7:33 PMExcellent article and great advice - thanks Edward!
--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "lekervere" <edwoodguy@...> wrote:
> This link explores the question with some reasonably good methods
> I'd prefer a larger number of shots before drawing conclusions. Notice that all the shots are on the paper, but the helical fletching shows a slightly tighter group. Both have some shots in the outer zone.
> For beginning archers, helical fletching will not help to put you on the paper. Practice will. I think only expert archers are likely to get a noticeable benefit from the helical fletching. There are so many things that can keep a shot off the mark, mostly matters of form. Making the arrow spin will not help with any of them.
> Edward le Kervere
> --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "tomjulessca" <tomjulessca@> wrote:
> > In response to my question about buying a fletching jig, and merits of helical vs straight, Carolus said, "I think you have better control with the straight because you can adjust the angle more precisely. I think I can even get better spin with it."
> > For myself, I am inclined to go with straight because it is period. However, I will also be making arrows for my wife who has only held a bow twice. If helical aids accuracy, I would like to give her that advantage. Anyone have an opinion? Particularly, if there is an advantage, is it slight, moderate, or what? Thanks.
> > Tom
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