Whip the Wind
Tools to Keep Your Arrows on Target
by Darin Cooper
Of all things I hate to see on a day I’m going shooting – it’s the leaves rattling and flags at attention. I can think of a lot of conditions I’d rather not shoot in, but the wind has to be the absolute worst. However, I’m still not going to skip a day of bowhunting just because the wind is blowing – especially when the wind can be a bowhunter’s biggest ally when it comes to getting close to game. You still have to consider the difficulty of making a good shot at the end of the stalk.
Arrow Weight Set-ups
by Rokslide Staff
Arrow weight set-ups vary greatly from one bowhunter to another. There are so many factors involved that it is impossible to have one particular set-up work for everyone, or every situation. Several Rokslide members have taken the time to share with you what they have found that works well through much trial and error. Here are their set-ups:
Front of Center (FOC)
By David W. Long
At one point in our life, just about all of us have played a game of darts. For being such a small projectile, darts have the ability to fly with great stability and accuracy. Why? It has to do with the dart's front of center (FOC) which makes it heavier in the front, than it is in the rear. By having most of its weight in the front, the dart is able to recover almost immediately in flight and it also requires very minimal fletching on the rear to guide the projectile. This same weight forward principle applies when trying to get superior flight from an arrow in archery as well. Granted, a dart has much higher FOC than a properly designed arrow requires for stable and accurate flight, but the same concept applies.