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    Default Short shaft and broadheads

    I shoot a short (25") shaft and was having trouble with my thunderhead flight. I have had my tuning checked by a number of people and they said everything looked pretty good. I was told by one guy that having such a short shaft and using thunderheads that are a relatively long broadhead, compared to some other stubbier ones, that the blades on the broadhead might be catching too much wind for such a short arrow. Any truth to that? Would it be a good idea to try a stubbier BH? Anyone else shoot a short arrow and what BH do you use?

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    there might be truth to it, but if it were me I'd tell you the bow is lacking somewhere in the tuning. It's either perfect or it aint. The farther from perfect the harder it's going to be to get a head to fly.

    Do you have helical or offset fletchings (feathers or vanes)?
    Are they big enough?

    Is it possibly you are getting some contact though minimal it's enough to throw a bh off a tad?

    How about bareshafting and paper tuning?

    Have you changed ANYTHING since you tuned the bow?

    Just some questions you need to ask yourself.

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    I dont doubt there might be something about the tuning that might not be 100% but I thought it was kind of weird the way the arrows were flying. They would fly true and right before the target they would dive hard and be about a foot below center. I was making good groups this way.....guess i'll re-check my tuning some more, which never hurts!!

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    Default Two things

    Just two things. Try aligning the broadhead with the vanes. (I know! ;D) And try Slick Tricks.

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    I don't know if you tried, but if not try rotating you vanes down... This has worked for me. Not on every arrow but a majority of them...
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    Default Arrows

    Are these new arrows? If so have you spin tested them. I bought 6 Magnus Snuffers and 5 of 6 were out of balance. Could be the inserts in the arrows were not installed properly.

    If having problems, start with the basics.

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    Dave is right; always go back to the fundamentals!
    Never ceases to amaze me how many times I have to learn that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaska Gray View Post
    I don't know if you tried, but if not try rotating you vanes down...
    Not quite sure what you mean by this. Yes, I've spin tested the arrows with the broadheads on them and dont see any wiggling/balance issues.

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