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Ed Ashby
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I haven’t bought any new aluminum shafts in many, many years. I can’t get them to tune anywhere near as easily as carbon shafts at EFOC, and can’t get them to tune well at Ultra-EFOC.

To my way of thinking the best use for aluminum shafts today is probably as external footings over a carbon shaft, the way Kingwouldbe does. He’s essentially making a tapering compound shaft: aluminum outer fore shaft with a carbon rear shaft. I haven’t experimented with that type of setup to anything like the degree Kingwouldbe has, but he’s very knowledgeable on Ultra-EFOC and tuning. It’s likely a very good arrow setup, but my experience was that it took a lot more effort to get that type of arrow setup tuned than either a parallel or tapered carbon shaft.