It's no secret that I am an impatient fellow. When I first started archery I was given no end of advice, some of it was even good advice. Of course in common with most people almost all of it was ignored.
Initially I was handed a 30# trainer bow and some fibreglass arrows " shoot it this way" I was told " your form should look like this", they went on to tell me not to worry where the arrows went just to get the form correct, in fact my instructors words were " don't worry about that end, if you get this end right then that end will take care of itself ". Sound advice indeed ( had I but known it), indeed to this day I use these words myself when teaching those who after a dozen arrows wants to see them going direct to the spot.
What I actually did was get a 50# Longbow and some wooden arrows and start blasting away.
All these years later and I find myself again with a trainer bow and a fist full of fibreglass arrows. I am not going to try to persuade you that these are a match for your latest set of Carbon or Carbon alloy arrows or that they look better than your cap dipped and lacquered woodies, because you probably wouldn't believe me.
What I will say though, is that if you are looking for an arrow to go with a trainer bow, or you are just starting out in archery and are still not always hitting the target then these arrows are brilliant, you can bounce them off trees, shoot into stumps, treat them rough and pull them out of targets sideways - they just lap it up. In fact I purposely shot at stones and rocks to find no damage at all to the arrows.
They will come out of almost any bow up to around 34# draw weight and even some less speedy bows of higher weight, check first though with the dealer. They are usually available in 2 lengths, around 26" and around 29".
Parts are easily replaced, the nocks and fletches are all widely available.
If I had been half as smart as I thought I was I would have listened to my instructor and learned how to shoot with arrows like these, I would have saved a small fortune too.
Features & Design
No frills, nothing flash or fancy, it's a fibreglass arrow that will shoot from a wide range of bows, the nocks are push on and the points crimp on to the front. Vanes are basic plastic
As an aid to teaching these are great, they are tough and will perform acceptably. Don't however expect to break any records.
Value for Money
This is where they really score big, they are cheap by any standards and pound for pound are quite possibly the best value arrows on the market, they will last for ages.
If having fun with a bow and arrow is your goal then these are hard to beat, bounce these around for a while and once you have learned to shoot invest in something a little more expensive - excellent starter arrows.