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33132Re: Helical vs straight fletching

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  • i_griffen
    May 9, 2013
      Yes, agree it was an interesting article. But, This testing was don using Compound bows and Carbon arrows with a release. So if this same testing was done using Traditional Bows, wooden arrows, with fingers. The results would be closer t the way we shoot.


      IG


      --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "tomjulessca" <tomjulessca@...> wrote:
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      > Excellent article and great advice - thanks Edward!
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      > --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "lekervere" <edwoodguy@> wrote:
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      > > This link explores the question with some reasonably good methods
      > > http://archeryreport.com/2011/07/helical-straight-fletch-accuracy-repeatability/
      > > 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.
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      > > Edward le Kervere
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      > > --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "tomjulessca" <tomjulessca@> wrote:
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      > > > 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."
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      > > > 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.
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      > > > Tom
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