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Don B
10-01-2011, 10:22 AM
Louie Rangle, the designer of the Gator Vanes is now ready to release his feathers to the open market.
My wife and I along with a select few have been shooting his products for the last 2 years helping him with feedback on the products, and I have to say they are one of the best archery innovations to come out in a long time.
The feathers will come 18 to a pack and they are 6" long consisting of 6-1" segments and 1/2" tall.
These are the only fletching that can be custom tuned to your shooting demands.
They will be priced at $20 per pack and come in a multitude of colors.
Here is Louie's e-mail address for more info....gatorvanes@yahoo.com
Don.
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madlaz
10-06-2011, 01:49 AM
Hi Don how many arrows will a pack make for 3 vanes at3" also at 2" not thinking at the moment but want to try them on gold tip xxx s .Laz

Don B
10-07-2011, 06:23 AM
Laz,
With 2 fins you can do up 18 shafts. The feathers come 6" long, thats 6 segments so you can get one shaft per feather. With 3 fins like I shoot. thats 3 feathers for 2 shafts so you can do up 12 shafts.
Don.

madlaz
10-07-2011, 03:05 PM
Don have you tried the four fletch with the 2 inch feathers my favorite is 4 2" rayrz by gateway really would like to try these if you think they would work on finger or release shooting .Laz

Don B
10-07-2011, 03:46 PM
Don have you tried the four fletch with the 2 inch feathers my favorite is 4 2" rayrz by gateway really would like to try these if you think they would work on finger or release shooting .Laz

Laz,
I haven't tryed 4 fletch. I like the way the 3 fletch flys.
Sorry I can't help you with that.
Don.

madlaz
10-08-2011, 01:06 AM
Don what weight and eize points are you using on those fat shafts with the 3 fletch

Don B
10-08-2011, 06:04 AM
Laz,
I am shooting the Harvest Time HT-4's cut at 27-5/8" for a total length of 29".
I am using 100 grain glue in target points.
Total finished weight of the arrow is 356 grains.
I just weighted one of the 3 segments I have and it weighted 2.6 grains.
Don.

madlaz
10-08-2011, 09:31 AM
Thanks a lot Don i will try some of these vanes next 2 weeks pm me the addy to my email lp65076@gmail.com and to whom to send payment just gonna try a solid color.

Don B
10-08-2011, 09:48 AM
Thanks a lot Don i will try some of these vanes next 2 weeks pm me the addy to my email lp65076@gmail.com and to whom to send payment just gonna try a solid color.

Will do Laz.
I will let Louie know you will getting ahold of him. Just let him know that Don B. has been helping you.
Here is his e-mail address....gatorvanes@yahoo.com
E-mail sent with more info.
Don.

NeilMac
10-19-2011, 02:12 AM
Don, your PM box is full.

My vanes just arrived, thanks very much.

I now need to get busy with the fletching jig.

I'll keep you posted as to how I get on.

Don B
10-19-2011, 08:37 AM
Neil,
My PM bow is now empty.
The fletchings got to you fast.
Don't forget you can cut them down in hight, I cut mine down to 3/8" tall.
I hope they work good for you and your friends.
Don.

NeilMac
10-19-2011, 08:58 AM
I'm leaving them full height for the first test, and then we'll try some 'snipping' and see what happens.

Thanks again.

Neil

NeilMac
10-20-2011, 06:29 AM
Fletched up three arrows that were not working well, and now they are flying like guided missiles. They land slightly right of my current POI, and are maybe a fraction slower, but I suspect a little trim will get the speed back up.

They sure do fly well though.

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Don B
10-20-2011, 06:33 AM
Neil,
They look great.
Did you fletch them up straight or a slight offset?
I do mine up with a tad bit of offset, just to get the shaft spinning a bit sooner.
Don.

NeilMac
10-20-2011, 06:44 AM
Don

I noticed from the photo's that you put a slight offset on your vanes. I fletched straight, as I though the slightly offset base would do the trick.

At 20 yards I can just see them spinning, at 30, they are definitely on the move.

I will chrono the arrows next week, as I'm away this weekend, I also want to test them at 50 and 60 yards, but so far I am very pleased.

They also fly great out of my Athens Excell.

Neil

Double S
11-21-2011, 07:36 AM
I just got my order in from Louie. I'm putting them on right now.

Don B
11-21-2011, 07:43 AM
I just got my order in from Louie. I'm putting them on right now.

Simon,
How long are you going to use them at?
Don.

Double S
11-21-2011, 07:51 AM
Simon,
How long are you going to use them at?
Don.

I'm gonna try 3 first.

Don B
11-21-2011, 07:59 AM
Thats what I shoot on my HT-'3 and 4's.
You do know we are going to have to have pics, right?.
Don.

Double S
11-21-2011, 08:06 AM
Thats what I shoot on my HT-'3 and 4's.
You do know we are going to have to have pics, right?.
Don.
I forgot to order more glue. lol
I might have to take a trip to town.