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Offline Jerry Gowins

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Cane vs POC spine?
« on: September 09, 2013, 04:17:57 pm »
I'm new to primitive archery, so I hope this question doesn't sound dumb. I'm preparing to order some cane shafts from Kustom King, but have a question. I've been told that cane is more forgiving in spine than cedar or fir. I'm shooting 45/50# fir out of my 53# BBY.

Any thoughts? Do I need a higher or lower spine with cane? Or do they shoot the same as the above mentioned woods?

Thanks!

Jerry

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Re: Cane vs POC spine?
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2013, 06:51:00 pm »
A 45-50 spine is a 45-50 spine no matter the shafts make up. When you hear about cane/boo being more forgiving the person is saying, for example, a 50# spine boo shaft will fly out of a 45-60 bow great whereas a 50# wood shaft wont perform well in that same wide range. Therefore the cane/boo shafting is more forgiving in draw weight variance.
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Offline Jerry Gowins

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Re: Cane vs POC spine?
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2013, 08:19:09 pm »
Thank you! That is what I had heard and was looking for. Perhaps I should have phrased my question differently. I know the spine scale reads the stiffness no matter what the shaft is made of. I should have asked if cane was as critical as fir/POC in the area of spine.

Thanks again!

Jerry

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Re: Cane vs POC spine?
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2013, 09:09:55 pm »
Cane or bamboo shafts are hollow. Cedar, etc. is not. I've heard (and I can't remember where) that the hollow shafts will move through paradox faster. IOWs, they oscillate faster and recover quicker from being bent. I think that translates into stiffer spined cane shafts working the same as softer spined solids. I think the cane reacts a lot like carbon fiber shafts, which are much stiffer than wood shafts, but fly nicely out of my trad bows. I have some GoldTip carbon traditionals 3355, and they're much stiffer than any wood arrow I shoot, but they fly wonderfully out of most of my bows above 40#. 

I think the spine values are geared towards solid wood shafts.

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Re: Cane vs POC spine?
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2013, 08:10:24 am »
Plus it has a natural tapper and that helps in the same way a tappered poc
will be more forgiving.  :)
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