How to remove minor bends and curves from good bamboo2020-06-22T17:04:15-05:00

The most important first task is choosing bamboo which is dependable, bamboo which is likely to last for years.  High quality bamboo is dense, and straight from end to end.  When it hits a dense target beyond 10 yards, the “whip” is tolerated well.

By placing the head on straight, and spinning the shafts in a broadhead aligner, we can check for straightness of the shaft, point, and nock.  You can get everything lined up straight and true.

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HIGH QUALITY BAMBOO ARROWS WILL LAST FOR MANY YEARS, BUT YOU WILL NEED STRAIGHTEN THEM A BIT FROM TIME TO TIME.

Because of the unique grain structure of bamboo shafts, combined with the thick wall present with high quality Tonkin Bamboo, they will take astonishing abuse that will break any other arrow.  Those arrows may need a bit of straightening after a particularly bad shot.  However, you should realize that sometimes these arrows just develop a bit of a minor curve for reasons that are unclear.  About once every 2 or 3 months, I personally check every bamboo arrow in my quiver on a spin tester and make sure they are nice and straight.  This can be done quite nicely unless you assume an arrow shaft made from a hollow tube of grass will be the same as a solid wooden dowel.  This is how you can maintain or repair those arrows before they become damaged.

How to get minor curves and bends out of a bamboo arrow without breaking it.

PART 1

How to get minor curves and bends out of a bamboo arrow without breaking it.

PART 2