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Something Other Than Blazers...
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Contributors to this thread:
Rutnrod1995 11-Jun-18
Buffalo1 11-Jun-18
Rutnrod1995 11-Jun-18
DanaC 11-Jun-18
x-man 11-Jun-18
Rutnrod1995 11-Jun-18
Bowboy 11-Jun-18
Russell 11-Jun-18
bb 11-Jun-18
PECO 11-Jun-18
Pyrannah 11-Jun-18
Bowboy 11-Jun-18
Bowfreak 11-Jun-18
Sling Shot 11-Jun-18
trophyhill 11-Jun-18
midwest 11-Jun-18
Rutnrod1995 12-Jun-18
ELKMAN 12-Jun-18
12yards 12-Jun-18
Trial153 12-Jun-18
Cheesehead Mike 12-Jun-18
12yards 12-Jun-18
GhostBird 12-Jun-18
PAbowhunter1064 12-Jun-18
Rutnrod1995 12-Jun-18
Dyjack 12-Jun-18
12yards 13-Jun-18
midwest 13-Jun-18
Dafish 14-Jun-18
Ambush 14-Jun-18
Wood 15-Jun-18
Frank Sanders 15-Jun-18
Frank Sanders 15-Jun-18
midwest 15-Jun-18
Pyrannah 15-Jun-18
Pyrannah 15-Jun-18
From: Rutnrod1995
11-Jun-18
So I was thinking while on a short vacation about different vanes and their purpose. I've always used blazers, but recently I came across Maxx Hunters shield cut vanes. I really enjoyed the way they looked and flew. I then began researching and came across Fusion shield cuts and heard a lot of good things about them. I really like the look and was just looking for some input. Are they any different than blazers? How do they affect the arrow down range? Looking forward to your responses! Thank you!

From: Buffalo1
11-Jun-18
What problems are you having with blazer vanes?

From: Rutnrod1995
11-Jun-18
None that are absolutely detrimental... They can be loud, and I don't really like that they fold over and get mutilated in the target...… I suppose.

From: DanaC
11-Jun-18
Get the lancaster catalog, plenty of options

From: x-man
11-Jun-18
The Fusions are made of the same material that the Blazers are. They just have a different shape, and the base is different.

If you want vanes that will "bounce back" after pass-throughs, then you want Flex-Fletch.

From: Rutnrod1995
11-Jun-18
I guess my follow up question is, do they affect the flight with a fixed head much? I like the look of the shield as well, I just want to make sure I'm not going to screw up my arrow. I just want a good looking arrow. Haha sounds kind of stupid when I say it out loud.

From: Bowboy
11-Jun-18
I use the AAE Maxhunter vanes. The Max Stealth is also a good choice.

From: Russell
11-Jun-18

Russell's embedded Photo
Russell's embedded Photo
Using four of these on my big game arrows other than deer hunting.

They are lighter than Blazer vanes and quieter in flight.

From: bb
11-Jun-18
I switched to vanetec swift vanes, quite a few years ago. Very happy with them

From: PECO
11-Jun-18
Do any of the above mentioned curl over like blazers? I know to just hit them with a heat gun or hair dryer and they spring back to shape, but it's anoying.

From: Pyrannah
11-Jun-18
Flex fletch are nice

From: Bowboy
11-Jun-18
AAE Max vanes don't curl. There pretty stiff.

From: Bowfreak
11-Jun-18
Flex fletch retain shape better than any vane.

From: Sling Shot
11-Jun-18
When Blazers started putting their advertising on every vane I switched to Flex Fletch. Been shooting since and really like them.

From: trophyhill
11-Jun-18
x-man nailed it!

From: midwest
11-Jun-18
Flex Fletch. Toughest vane ever!

From: Rutnrod1995
12-Jun-18
Hmmm. I like the Max Hunters, I enjoy the fusion look too. I will check out the flex fletch as well, you gotta switch it up from time to time.

From: ELKMAN
12-Jun-18
Flex Fletch SK-200 or 300 are the best pure hunting vane made right now.

From: 12yards
12-Jun-18
Am I the only one that can't tell much flight difference between 4" vanes, 4" feathers or 2" Blazer type vanes? LOL. I guess I'm just "not as in Zen touch" with my gear as you guys are. Honestly, I went from vanes to 4" feathers to Blazers and now thinking about Rayzor type feathers. Like the OP, it's fun to mix things up sometimes.

From: Trial153
12-Jun-18
AAE max stealth vanes the nicest vanes I have used for full size fixed blade Broadhead flight

12-Jun-18
12yards, maybe you have to shoot farther than 12 yards to notice a difference ;^)

From: 12yards
12-Jun-18
LOL! I guess maybe!

From: GhostBird
12-Jun-18
Been using Flex Fletch SK-300 in a four fletch configuration with fixed blade broadheads and have had good results.

12-Jun-18

PAbowhunter1064's embedded Photo
PAbowhunter1064's embedded Photo
I'm bringin' the HEAT! A little longer than Blazers, smaller profile, and quieter too. Don't overlook these...probably the best I've ever shot.

From: Rutnrod1995
12-Jun-18
PA, those look sweet brother! I'm definitely looking to switch it up, like 12yards said. I will probably give the Maxx stealth/Hunters this bow season and then decide which I like better. So many options, each one isn't necessarily bad.

From: Dyjack
12-Jun-18
I switched to Maxx hunters this year. And I like them. My rest required a little tweaking though for better vane clearance. Noticable broadhead flight control past 50. But honestly haven't seen a reason why they'd be considered "better".

My blazers always flew solid at distance too. I notice guys like Dudley are using basically the Blazer equivalent from aae.

From: 12yards
13-Jun-18
I think Dudley is experimenting with 4 fletch isn't he?

From: midwest
13-Jun-18

midwest's embedded Photo
midwest's embedded Photo
Dudley is experimenting with 6 fletch, too.

From: Dafish
14-Jun-18
AAEMax Hunters here

From: Ambush
14-Jun-18
I switched from Blazers to Fusion X-ll vanes by Duravane. Four fletched in 60/120 configuration. They have a good height/length combination and the newer black base models stick great with no special primers or cleaners. So far I really like the results.

From: Wood
15-Jun-18
I used the Flex Fletch Flash vanes last season and they seemed to work well for fixed heads. (A little lower profile than Blasers but about the same surface area)

15-Jun-18
For those of you using Flex Fletch, how are they compared to the old ones as far as fletching/prep/glues? I shot the old ones for years, always took the time to clean each vane base & was anal about getting them to stay on. A lot of guys tried to cut corners and then complained about losing vanes after a shot or two. The new ones any different?

15-Jun-18
For those of you using Flex Fletch, how are they compared to the old ones as far as fletching/prep/glues? I shot the old ones for years, always took the time to clean each vane base & was anal about getting them to stay on. A lot of guys tried to cut corners and then complained about losing vanes after a shot or two. The new ones any different?

From: midwest
15-Jun-18
I use their Zing primer on the base and CA glue (Loctite Gel Control) to mount on wraps. If you try to pull off a vane, the wrap comes with it!

From: Pyrannah
15-Jun-18
I don't do any prep work on the fletching.. I put a wrap on the arrow, put fletch in the jig, apply glue and stick it on.. Works great so far!?!?

From: Pyrannah
15-Jun-18

Pyrannah's embedded Photo
Pyrannah's embedded Photo

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