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    • Patrick
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      To show my 10 year old son how well heavily FoC arrows work in a practical and fun way, I had very heavy field tips on my carbon arrows. He had relatively light tips on his. We both stood near the target and proceeded to throw our arrows as far as we could, which then determined where we would shoot from. Naturally, I could throw my arrows farther, BUT he was very surprised to find that he could throw my arrows CONSIDERABLY farther than he could throw his arrows, and in fact, he was throwing my arrows farther than I could throw his. We also threw them by grabbing the fletching area and whipping them across the open field. I pointed out to him how much faster the arrows with the heavy tips stabilized, which was unnecessary since he noticed it on his own. It’s easy to explain how those same principals make for a more forgiving, energy retaining arrow as it’s shot out of his bow.

    • David Petersen
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      You’re a good man, Mr. P.

    • tom-wisconsin
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      Patrick,

      Is this the start of a new sport? Are the arrows really stabilizing in flight? Did you chronograph them? Maybe we can do without the bow and just throw the arrows at the target. I am going to try it. 😀

      Tom

    • Patrick
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      Tom-Wisconsin wrote: Are the arrows really stabilizing in flight?

      Absolutely! In fact, try as I might, I couldn’t get the heavily FoC arrows to flip in-flight. It was pretty easy to do that with the low FoC arrows. Very drastic difference.

      Tom-Wisconsin wrote: Did you chronograph them?

      There’s no way I could be accurate enough to throw it through a chronograph.

      Tom-Wisconsin wrote: Maybe we can do without the bow and just throw the arrows at the target.

      See previous answer. Then again, I couldn’t do any worse than I have for the last to years. 😆

    • tom-wisconsin
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      All kidding aside. I was surprised you could throw an arrow and it would stabilize in flight.

    • bruc
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      Your demonstration in not just for young archers. I’ve tended to be a little unsure about this whole thing and am not really a “read report”:? type of person. It really did give me a whole new perspective to consider. After reading two opening paragraphs on any study or report my mind starts to wander. Good Job!
      Bruce

    • Bert
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      Actually throwing an arrow is not a new sport, it’s older than archery with a bow- check out an ‘atlatl’- though technically they throw a ‘dart’ it’s nothing but an oversized arrow or undersized spear depending on your take on the subject.
      Perhaps for the treestander guys, you could just wait until the deer is directly under you, then leap, screaming, with arrow in hand to fatally pierce your intended prey.
      Remember to wear a cup!- the consequences of not doing so are aptly remembered in your youth when your foot slipped off the pedal of your first bike- now why in the hell do boy’s bikes have an unforgiving piece of steel exactly in the wrong place to crush the, excuse me ladies, ‘tender jewels of procreation’? Must be a conspiracy theory that should be exposed for all its evil intent!
      I’m on it-Bert

    • Chris Shelton
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      One of these days I am going to try and teach FOC to youtube:lol:, those wheelie guys really havent got a clue what they are talking about sometimes. There are a ton of “tests” on there with there mechanicals, they shoot cars, 50 gallon drums, excetera. It is kinda funny. But then they get pissed when they loose a animal!

    • sapcut
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      Patrick,
      You are just reinventing the yard darts. I have been trying to make a “yard dart” with my new 200 Grizzlys on the end.

    • MontanaFord
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      Anybody ever try to make an atlatl? I did, once, when I was in high school. It worked pretty good for random arrow flinging, but I never gained much accuracy with it.

      Michael

      P.S. Sorry, not trying to hijack, just remembered my “long distance yard darts” out of my atlatl.

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