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ausjim wrote: Joe,

I think it was on one of the youtube videos you guys posted from Ashby’s 2012 Kalamazoo seminar that I remember him saying that as far structural integrity is concerned, strong wooden shafts performed best. Do you remember if that is correct?



I did not remember that exact quote. I went back and checked the tapes and found where he discusses damage rates of arrows and he shows graphs where the damage rate of wood arrows is considerably less than carbon and aluminum. He included as damage every thing associate with the hunting arrow.

.The damage on aluminum and carbon on his graphs are proportionately much higher than wood.Test were made on dead animals shooting at the shoulder .This is a link to that discussion


Jim your study of Ashby’s works is showing through,nice job.:D