A long time awaited, the AeroWeave Series is Firenock’s unique take on the arrow. Designed like all Firenock products, every aspect of this shaft’s design has been optimized—spine, weight and strength. To comprehend how we exactly “optimized” today’s carbon arrow, it is important to start at the beginning...
Carbon arrow making. What exactly makes a carbon arrow different from another? In most cases, one thinks of diameter, ID or OD, etc. In reality however, the central difference between arrows is unseen, in how the carbon was manipulated during production.
In the following sections, we aim to help you fully comprehend how arrows have been built over the years. As aforementioned in the introduction, we are beginning at the beginning, with how carbon arrows and their fibers were originally laid/woven. Note that, for this breakdown, we are assuming every lay is about the same weight.
To this generation of arrow production.
The main issue with the previous construction was how limited the aspect of the fibers were. Though this feature was actually what gave it its few pros (solidity/ rigidity = strong spine), the cons truly outweighed them therefore arrow manufacturing companies quickly adopted the top lay. This lay is called a cross-directional or helix wrap. Though its spine is not as strong or as light as the original, it has some loop strength and torque strength. As its name implies, this construction however is based on crossed directions, something covering two angles, maximum three if one part of the lay is uneven. As the chance for a hit from any angle is always possible in the world of archery, two or three protected angles is definitely not enough. The bottom lay another example of an arrow that is made today. A combination of the fiber lay of the two previous constructions, this wrap’s spine and loop strength are their compromise. Its benefit, however, lies in its weight. Due to the majority of the fibers being laid linearly, the main (and only) advantage of this design is its light weight.
Firenock AeroWeave Series Arrow Shafts