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Old 02-19-2008, 04:35 PM
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in a FOOTED and regular cedar arrow and what purpose does it serve?????
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A footed shaft has two different wood materials spliced together at the business end of the shaft. It provides more strength upfront and also provides a more weight forward arrow, which in some cases can be beneficial to arrow flight.
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Never personally knew anyone that was good enough to make a 4splice n do it to improve arrow flight...doesn't mean there isn't someone. LOL. Guess us poor folks always were working on improving the life of our cedars when that was the only thing around!.....And they're puuurrrrty too.

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Old 02-22-2008, 12:23 AM
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Question Re: whats the difference

Nice arrows.
Ive always fancied having a go at some footed shafts too. But only 2 splice.
How do you make a 4 splice arrow? I can work out how to cut the shaft but im totally at a loss as to how you cut the footing to get those four points.
Can anyone enlighten me?
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I found a picture of those footed shafts on eBay, I think.

Here is a link to George Tsoukalas' website where he shares do-it-yourself articles on this subject and many others.... there is a link in the list titled Making Footed Arrows.

http://mysite.verizon.net/georgeandjoni/archer.html
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Footed shafts can also be very beautiful. I once met a fletcher who sold footed shafts that were the most incredible ones I have ever seen. The footing was about six inches of purpleheart, and the shafts were birch. BUT, the most amazing thing was that the footing was a four-splice WITH every spice making a half-rotation (180 degree) around the shaft. Not only that, but the rotation began about an inch below the point of the footing, so the footing looked "normal" where it met the birch, then swirled around the shaft for a couple of inches. Weight, spine and grain matched as well.
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