Apr 17, 2012 at 12:43 pm #1288825
I'm looking to build a kitescreen for my canister stove.
The author recommends youth arrows with aluminum shafts.
I can't find such things anywhere. My local sporting goods store would happily sell me carbon shafted arrows at a bazillion dollars each, but . . . .Apr 17, 2012 at 12:48 pm #1868192
drowning in spamMember
Or you could use thinner aluminum Easton shafts:
http://www.questoutfitters.com/tent_poles.htm#TENT POLESApr 17, 2012 at 12:53 pm #1868193
Jerry AdamsBPL Member
@retiredjerryLocale: Oregon and Washington
polesforyou.com is in Vancouver, sells Easton and other poles, you could go look at them if you were close enoughApr 17, 2012 at 12:54 pm #1868194
Kites and Fun Things has carbon fiber shafts as low as $3 each. I doubt if you'll find aluminum shafts any cheaper.
Edit-Eugene beat me to it. Must have been typing at the same time.Apr 17, 2012 at 1:00 pm #1868198
Thanks, guys, but arrows have these nice hard steel tips which is good for pounding into the ground, tent poles not so much. I don't know enough about the strength characteristics of carbon shafts when being pounded on, but there is still that pointy steel tip thing that arrows have.
The author of the article I linked to writes, "For vertical supports […] I favor ultralight, youth-sized, aluminum arrows like these with the flights and nocks removed. Made by Easton and others, they can be found online and in well-equipped sporting goods stores for as little as $2.50 per arrow. They weighs only about ½ oz each, or about the same as a typical aluminum tent stake, yet are strong enough to support the screen securely. The sharpened steel tips resist wear and are also great for penetrating hardened soils."
That be what I'm looking for.Apr 17, 2012 at 2:37 pm #1868234
this archery supply site has Easton aluminum arrows in 5 different standard sizes for $2.67/piece plus shipping. for $.25, they will cut them to custom lengths.
They also have this one which I believe is a higher grade aluminum:
The arrow tips are sold separately, so don't be fooled by their product picture.
Have fun with your project.Apr 17, 2012 at 3:31 pm #1868251
Hey Paul, many thanks. Just what I was looking for! But rather than order separate shafts and bullet points, which meant I had to scour the webbernets to find an archery glossary that explained what numbers like "1816" and "1416" meant in terms of shaft diameters THEN try to find bullet points that will fit the shafts (arrows are apparently an arcane business), I found some pre-made youth arrows in Easton aluminum on the site that are reasonably priced. All I need to do to convert these into the vertical supports for the kitescreen is cut off the nock and scrape off the fletchings.
Got 'em in bright orange, thus reducing the chance that I will stumble over them and skewer myself. Or that's the plan, anyway.Apr 17, 2012 at 6:37 pm #1868333
Can you give us a link. I'd like to look at what you found but am not having much luck with the site's search tool.
I too like the points being included. Matching points to shafts can be a very frustrating task. Most sites use numbers that are meaningless in terms of size.
DarylApr 17, 2012 at 6:44 pm #1868337
Ah yeah I should have posted a link for people who might stumble across this thread.
http://www.lancasterarchery.com/easton-xx75-genesis-arrows.html would be the URL.
[Edit: what's the syntax to make a link clickable?]Apr 17, 2012 at 7:59 pm #1868373
I just tried to show you how I made your link hot but everything I type turns into something else.
Tried a 2nd time. No luck.
DarylApr 17, 2012 at 8:17 pm #1868383
Second post below (Greg's) explains how to insert a hot link.
DarylApr 18, 2012 at 10:58 am #1868629
Daryl, got it — standard HTML. Is there a list of markups that work on the forum. I wonder if bold and italics work — test test!
Yup, they do. Kewl.
Hmmm. Does indenting work?
Testing this is only a test.
Okay, I'm done now.
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