Frequently Asked Questions
What's the best method to glue points into my Absolute arrow shafts?
There is more than one approach to gluing in field points. You can use epoxy or one of the many cyanoacrylate glues on the market, but we prefer an option that allows you to change points if necessary. Standard hot melt such as the white Easton sticks are designed for aluminum and are not the best option for carbon shafts. Try the new Bohning Cool Flex Blue hot melt which is designed for carbon or inexpensive low temperature craft glue sticks.
Which arrow spine should I choose?
Spine selection is a subject of great debate among archers. Ultimately, finding the ideal arrow build is a matter of trial and error. However, the spine chart below will give you a good starting point.
Arrow length is measured from the throat of the nock to the end of the insert or shaft. If you are shooting a longer broadhead than field point, you may want to choose a slightly stiffer shaft to accommodate the extra length. These are only recommendations, the optimal individual spine can differ.
- For compound bows with IBO speed ratings of 290–315 feet/second (fps) and shot with a release aid, use the selection chart as shown.
- For compound bows with IBO speed rating of 315–350 fps and shot with a release aid, choose at least one box to the stiffer side (to the right) for your recommended arrow.
- For compound bows with IBO speed rating under 290 fps shot with a release aid, choose at least one box to the weaker side (to the left) for your recommended arrow.
- Big diameter shafts: When you want to shoot a larger diameter shaft for target and 3-D archery, use a shaft that is stiffer than indicated on the selection chart. When in doubt, choose a stiffer arrow shaft.
How long should I cut my arrows?
The length of the arrow shaft is one factor that determines the "dynamic spine" of the arrow. The spine rating on the shaft combined with the point weight, shaft length, and draw weight all factor into the real-world performance of the arrow. Some archers prefer to keep the arrows long for indoor shooting and use a heavier point to get to a proper spine for maximum forgiveness. For outdoor use, longer arrows catch more wind so a shorter arrow may be preferable. A good starting point for arrow length is approximately 1″ past the arrow rest.