Sure, carbon arrows are more pliable and lighter than aluminum arrows, but when it comes to consistent spine stiffness, carbon falls short of aluminum. Beman decided to combine the strengths of both by wrapping carbon fibers over an aluminum core tube. The new shafts, called Carbonmetal Matrix, accept inserts and nocks directly and weigh about the same as Beman’s carbon ICS Camo Hunter. ($90 per dozen; 801-539-1433;