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Inspect your arrows folks!!!!
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Contributors to this thread:
YZF-88 19-Jul-19
Billyvanness 19-Jul-19
ohiohunter 19-Jul-19
YZF-88 19-Jul-19
Grunter 19-Jul-19
YZF-88 19-Jul-19
BULELK1 19-Jul-19
StickFlicker 19-Jul-19
JL 19-Jul-19
Rocky D 19-Jul-19
Dale06 19-Jul-19
Brotsky 19-Jul-19
Coyote 65 19-Jul-19
t-roy 19-Jul-19
Boreal 19-Jul-19
badbull 19-Jul-19
YZF-88 19-Jul-19
YZF-88 20-Jul-19
Marty 20-Jul-19
Ermine 20-Jul-19
ki-ke 20-Jul-19
Scar Finga 20-Jul-19
BOWNBIRDHNTR 20-Jul-19
Empty Freezer 20-Jul-19
GhostBird 20-Jul-19
arky 20-Jul-19
JL 20-Jul-19
SBH 20-Jul-19
YZF-88 26-Jul-19
YZF-88 26-Jul-19
fubar racin 26-Jul-19
JL 26-Jul-19
Bowboy 26-Jul-19
Quinn @work 26-Jul-19
Chabrone 27-Jul-19
plenty coups 27-Jul-19
White Falcon 27-Jul-19
badbull 27-Jul-19
YZF-88 28-Jul-19
Keith in colorado 29-Jul-19
Scar Finga 29-Jul-19
DMTJAGER 30-Jul-19
Ziek 30-Jul-19
WapitiBob 30-Jul-19
Helgermite 30-Jul-19
WapitiBob 30-Jul-19
Helgermite 30-Jul-19
WapitiBob 30-Jul-19
BULELK1 31-Jul-19
3under 31-Jul-19
YZF-88 31-Jul-19
From: YZF-88
19-Jul-19
Inspect your arrows folks!!!!

Had one of my old carbon express arrows break today. Back half went into my hand. Just a tad uncomfortable! Must have been cracked from stump shooting. Usually use FMJ’s.

Worst of all, I put a hole in my brand new glove.

19-Jul-19
Sorry to hear....nightmare.

From: ohiohunter
19-Jul-19
Stump shooting with a compound?

From: YZF-88
19-Jul-19
"Stump" may be the wrong word. More like shrubs and patches of dense vegetation and creek bed sand/mud clumps. No matter what. Dumb move on my part.

Back from the ER now. No surgery but they didn't sew up the hole. More pieces need to work themselves out.

From: Grunter
19-Jul-19
No pics and it didn't happen. Dang brother heal up quick! That coulda been worse.

From: YZF-88
19-Jul-19
Keep getting a server error trying to load pics.

From: BULELK1
19-Jul-19
Damn Jason!!!

Heal up well and fast man

Good luck, Robb

From: StickFlicker
19-Jul-19
Sorry to hear about your mishap. I too have always shot FMJ, and before that aluminum, so I'm not used to checking the carbons for damage. I recently bought some carbons for the first time and used them to take a few animals. It goes against my natural instincts, being an aluminum shooter, to bend an arrow on purpose. How much bend do I need to do in order to check them properly, and will it be obvious if there's a problem? What specifically am I looking for or listening for?

From: JL
19-Jul-19
I was always taught to twist suspect carbon arrow and listen for cracks. I've had some launch that sounded funny and they turned out to be cracked. Glad ya didn't get hurt too bad and it was only your hand and not some other place. Pics??

From: Rocky D
19-Jul-19
Thanks for the reminder! I just had an Elite blow up while shooting at a pretty good boar.

From: Dale06
19-Jul-19
Ouch. Good reminder.

From: Brotsky
19-Jul-19
Stick, if you flex them you'll hear the cracking. I also shoot FMJ's but my kids shot carbon for a long time and my youngest still does. I taught them early on to flex them every time they hit the dirt or slapped them in the target face. My boy didn't one time and I asked to see his arrow. I flexed it and sure enough it cracked. Then I showed him a picture of what could happen. I don't think I've ever had to remind him again!

Wishing you a speedy recovery YZF!

From: Coyote 65
19-Jul-19
Why i still use aluminum.

Terry

From: t-roy
19-Jul-19
Hopefully you recover quickly, Jason!

From: Boreal
19-Jul-19
I hope you heal up fast Jason! I hear you on the FMJs. I've been shooting them and ACCs for a long time now. I used to worry about blow ups back when I shot all carbon shafts.

From: badbull
19-Jul-19
Good advice YZF-88. I was lucky and only ruined my bowstring when my bow derailed just like a dryfire. I couldn't find the arrow until months later. The carbon arrow failed just in front of the nock apparently from being hit by a field point. Now I try to check my arrows after every target round at least visually. Sorry for your painful experience and hope you are well soon........Badbull

From: YZF-88
19-Jul-19

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From: YZF-88
20-Jul-19

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Fake smile!

From: Marty
20-Jul-19
Darn, hope it heals fast and well!

From: Ermine
20-Jul-19
FMJ

From: ki-ke
20-Jul-19
How much was that glove??!

Scary stuff....your're lucky and should heal quickly! Lots of functionally important mechanical components in that part of your hand.....

From: Scar Finga
20-Jul-19
Scary Stuff! Happy to hear your doing well, you got very lucky!

God Bless and I hope you heal fast!

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
20-Jul-19
Speedy recovery! I've shot FMJ's for several years. Was thinking about play with another setup and using regular Axis but will probably continue with the FMJ'S after seeing your pics....lol.

20-Jul-19
Thanks for the heads up.. heal well and soon.

From: GhostBird
20-Jul-19
Nasty... best wishes for a fast recovery.

From: arky
20-Jul-19
Dang man hoping for a speedy recovery!

From: JL
20-Jul-19
Ouch....I bet that hurt pretty bad.

From: SBH
20-Jul-19
Geez. Thanks for the reminder! Sorry you had to go through that!

From: YZF-88
26-Jul-19

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Something didn’t seem right so I saw a hand surgeon Tuesday.

Just got back from surgery now. Tendon was 95% cut. Found lots more arrow pieces. Early bow season over. Super bummed. At least I got this cool piece of foam.

From: YZF-88
26-Jul-19

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More pieces and shredded tendon.

From: fubar racin
26-Jul-19
Dang man sorry about your season hope you heal quick

From: JL
26-Jul-19
Considering you had a catastrophic arrow failure, it could have been alot worse....maybe a face or eye wound.

From: Bowboy
26-Jul-19
That's a bummer!

From: Quinn @work
26-Jul-19
Damn get well soon.

I don’t remember who posted the last thread here about putting a carbon arrow in their hand but ever since seeing that I flex my arrows multiple times before shooting . This just reinforces it. Think I’ll buy FMJ’s next.

From: Chabrone
27-Jul-19
Wishing a speedy recovery

From: plenty coups
27-Jul-19
DAAAY UM. Lucky and unlucky at the same time.

From: White Falcon
27-Jul-19
Sorry! But you do have a new pink target.

From: badbull
27-Jul-19
Hope that tendon comes all of the way back. What do the doctors say about your recovery time? I feel for you.

From: YZF-88
28-Jul-19
Recovery time is 6+ weeks. Gonna miss opening day of deer season. That hurts worse than an arrow! Might turn in my elk tag. We’ll see. Just glad I got into a surgeon so fast. They were very accommodating.

29-Jul-19

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Get a Pro TX Kevlar shooting glove! Will save ya allot of pain!

From: Scar Finga
29-Jul-19

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From: DMTJAGER
30-Jul-19
I've read that arrow manufacturers recommend you test bend each arrow every time after you pull it from a target. Is this sufficient enough to find a cracked carbon arrow before it ends up in your hand? I ask as that's what I've been doing to my carbon arrows for years now. Never found a bad arrow yet so I'm concerned maybe it's not a good enough test.

From: Ziek
30-Jul-19
I have a similar scar on the finger side of my thumb finger joint from when I was about 5 years old. I still remember noticing the cracked wooden shaft, but decided to shoot it anyway. At least it was only a toy bow, not a hunting compound. ;-)

From: WapitiBob
30-Jul-19
Common sense, running the arrows between your fingers, and a bend test will work just fine. A bend test on a side shafted carbon usually won't make any sound, you'll see it if you happen to be looking in the right spot, but you'll always feel it with your fingers.

From: Helgermite
30-Jul-19
If you bend and twist a bad carbon shaft, will it just be a single tic sound or will you hear it continually creak during the bent twisting?

From: WapitiBob
30-Jul-19
Depends on what’s wrong with it. A lot of times they’ll just snap in in half as soon as you start to twist. On a side shafted arrow, the layers will separate and you’ll feel the depression. If you bend it so the hit is on the compression side of the bend, the outer carbon layer will bow outward and you’ll see it protrude. I haven’t heard very many side shafted arrows make noise when bending them, that’s why I always run arrows between my thumb, index, and middle finger tips.

From: Helgermite
30-Jul-19
What is meant by "side shafted"? I shoot Carbon Express Maxima Red Hunters.

From: WapitiBob
30-Jul-19
Too many arrows into too small of a space, a point may crush the sidewall of another arrow.

From: BULELK1
31-Jul-19
How ya healing up Jason?

No infection or anything like that I hope!!!

Keep the faith man,

Robb

From: 3under
31-Jul-19
Damn.. can't believe hospital didn't pick up on the tendon.. do you think you'll be able to hunt this year? 's surgeon saying ?

From: YZF-88
31-Jul-19
It's getting better pain wise. I don't get the splint off until 8/5. Not sure what rehab or range of motion will be like. I hear 6 weeks. Given the fact that deer starts on 8/17, that's probably a no-go...but I'll certainly try within reason. Haven't missed an opening day since 2004.

Needless to say, I haven't been doing any kettle bell workouts. Can't run or lift because the blood pumping through it hurts like crazy. A little less today though.

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