The Best 5mm Arrow Yet?
Among the many requests we receive for new products, a lighter 5mm shaft is by far the most highly requested. While we still firmly believe that our HD series shafts combined with our Centric system is the best hunting arrow ever produced, we certainly want to be conscious of what our customers want.
Historically the 5mm shaft is less durable because of thinner walls or less material required to achieve each size spine due to the larger diameter. The byproduct of that is a lighter GPI (grains per inch), that will allow for more point weight should one want that. They also allow for more lighted nock options that are a little more durable than those offered for 4mm shafts due to more material around the lighting apparatus.
Please note, we are still not fans of lighted nocks, as we feel the nock is quite possibly the most critical component in achieving consistent, repeatable arrow flight.
With that said, we developed the XD series of shafts to address the common issues associated with 5mm shafts.
So what did we do differently?
Durability was our biggest issue with 5mm shafts and with such little carbon material required to produce them we knew we had to reinforce them at their weak points, the ends.
Our Centric system easily handles the task on the front as well as offering different weights for those wanting higher point weight. By adding an alloy bushing we are able to add reinforcement on the nock end as well as allow for our nock which we feel is the best nock available. The smaller the nock the less nock pinch you will have, pretty simple stuff.
These shafts have the same tight production tolerances as our HD series and will be offered in both .001” and .003” straightness.
Should you have any questions, not addressed here, please feel free to give us a call. We are always happy to help in any way that we can.
As always, thanks for your continued support of this small, family operated company. We are truly grateful.