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When you nock a arrow do you put the odd color fletching facing up or facing down? And does it really matter?

Question by KyleKortright. Uploaded on April 10, 2010

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from firehawk532 wrote 4 years 1 week ago

Yes it definitely matters and it depends on what style rest you're using as to what direction you put the cock(odd color) vane.

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from goosebuster wrote 4 years 1 week ago

yeah or else you will screw up your fletching but the odd color goes away from the bow

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from mountaindew732 wrote 4 years 1 week ago

also with some arrows you can noch them, then carefully rotate the arrow while noched and you can adjust your fletching so it aligns the way you want it to

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from BrigMarine wrote 4 years 1 week ago

what kind of rest do you have?

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from Cgull wrote 4 years 1 week ago

It does not matter on drop away rest or wisker biscuit types, unless you have clearance problems with the riser then you'll want two vans facing the riser. On a two prong rest you'll have one vane going between the prongs. On long bows and recurves you'll want two vanes facing the riser also.

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from mjbooth wrote 4 years 1 week ago

I always put mine facing up. it also depends how you have your knock put in.

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from KyleKortright wrote 4 years 1 week ago

I have a prong rest.

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from buckhunter wrote 4 years 1 week ago

If your odd fletch will safely travel through the prongs then I would shoot it straight down.

Cover your prongs with a magic marker and look for black marks on the fletching from striking the prongs.

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from ScottieD84 wrote 4 years 1 week ago

I have been told by a couple reps from different manufacturers at hunting shows that when they test their product they test with the odd vane up. I know that with whisker biscuits your vanes should not be passing through the black fibers. No evidence per say, but it is what I have been told by a few people that I would consider very knowledgeable.

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from whitetailfreek wrote 4 years 3 days ago

ScottieD84, you are right about the Whisker Biscuits needing the odd vane up, or at least one vane completely up. The reason why is because on a Whisker Biscuit the black hairs are more coarse and if one vane passes through the more coarse material it could cause accuracy issues. You can nock the arrow anyway you want with a Whisker Biscuit as long as no vane passes through the black.

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from Redbone wrote 3 years 51 weeks ago

Depends on the type of arrow rest also. I shoot a wisker and its always odd feather up.

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from countitandone wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

Prong rest, odd down. Whisker, odd up.

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from KyleKortright wrote 4 years 1 week ago

I have a prong rest.

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from buckhunter wrote 4 years 1 week ago

If your odd fletch will safely travel through the prongs then I would shoot it straight down.

Cover your prongs with a magic marker and look for black marks on the fletching from striking the prongs.

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from firehawk532 wrote 4 years 1 week ago

Yes it definitely matters and it depends on what style rest you're using as to what direction you put the cock(odd color) vane.

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from goosebuster wrote 4 years 1 week ago

yeah or else you will screw up your fletching but the odd color goes away from the bow

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from mountaindew732 wrote 4 years 1 week ago

also with some arrows you can noch them, then carefully rotate the arrow while noched and you can adjust your fletching so it aligns the way you want it to

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from BrigMarine wrote 4 years 1 week ago

what kind of rest do you have?

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from Cgull wrote 4 years 1 week ago

It does not matter on drop away rest or wisker biscuit types, unless you have clearance problems with the riser then you'll want two vans facing the riser. On a two prong rest you'll have one vane going between the prongs. On long bows and recurves you'll want two vanes facing the riser also.

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from mjbooth wrote 4 years 1 week ago

I always put mine facing up. it also depends how you have your knock put in.

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from ScottieD84 wrote 4 years 1 week ago

I have been told by a couple reps from different manufacturers at hunting shows that when they test their product they test with the odd vane up. I know that with whisker biscuits your vanes should not be passing through the black fibers. No evidence per say, but it is what I have been told by a few people that I would consider very knowledgeable.

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from whitetailfreek wrote 4 years 3 days ago

ScottieD84, you are right about the Whisker Biscuits needing the odd vane up, or at least one vane completely up. The reason why is because on a Whisker Biscuit the black hairs are more coarse and if one vane passes through the more coarse material it could cause accuracy issues. You can nock the arrow anyway you want with a Whisker Biscuit as long as no vane passes through the black.

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from Redbone wrote 3 years 51 weeks ago

Depends on the type of arrow rest also. I shoot a wisker and its always odd feather up.

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from countitandone wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

Prong rest, odd down. Whisker, odd up.

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