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Double S
12-28-2012, 06:05 PM
I bought some AAE Max hunter vanes for my sons new arrows and saw this 1" white wrap tape for 4.99 plus shipping on EBAY and decided to give it a try. It was easier than i thought and cheaper compared to the dozen ready to wrap tapes. The instructions told me to use the rough side of a glass cutting board and marked it for the desired lengths I wanted. I already had a glass cutting board that I never used so I just used a metal carpenters square to get everything marked properly.


White wrap tape, metal carpenters square, Permanent marker, razor blade and arrow shaft.

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/Glasscuttingboard_zpsbd6a396e.jpg
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/Glasscuttingboardandebaytape_zps3a99cf69.jpg

Lay tape across the glass board. I prefer 7 inch wraps..So I can get two wraps from the board at 7 and 14 inches.

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/Glasscuttingboardcuttingtape_zps2e6a243c.jpg

Cut with Razor blade.

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/Glasscuttingboardcut_zps13ed336a.jpg

Double S
12-28-2012, 06:12 PM
Remove wrap from glass slowly without stretching wrap. Same thing goes with removing from roll.

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/Glasscuttingboardwrapremoval_zpsbe1aab90.jpg

Add wrap to arrow shaft.

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/Wraponphonebook_zps50c7f5a7.jpg

Finished wrap.

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/Cuttingboardwrapvanes_zps6bb57c90.jpg

fletched arrow with Ebay Wraps and AAE Max Hunter vanes.

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/finishedwrapwithAAEvanes_zps66e4215f.jpg

Hutch~n~Son Archery
12-28-2012, 06:26 PM
Cool DS, how well does it stick? looks like it sticks well. Guess you got me interested. Hmmmmmmmm!







Hutch:cool:

Double S
12-28-2012, 06:32 PM
There's a little overlap with the standard diameter shaft but it seems alright. I'm letting the glue for the vanes harden overnight then I'll test it tomorrow to see how the vanes and wraps hold up. I'm a big fan now of AAE vanes. The tape comes in different colors too.


Cool DS, how well does it stick? looks like it sticks well. Guess you got me interested. Hmmmmmmmm!







Hutch:cool:

andy_camping
12-29-2012, 03:44 PM
Looks great and you can't beat the price. You always want just a little overlap anyway. Better than $10 bucks for 13, five inch wraps.

bfisher
12-29-2012, 04:34 PM
Very resourceful. If I did that people would call me cheap. Just what are we looking for on Ebay?

Double S
12-29-2012, 05:29 PM
The Ebay seller is Bullseyefeathers. Here's his store link.


http://stores.ebay.com/Bullseye-Feathers/Arrow-Wraps-/_i.html?_nkw=Wrap+rolls&submit=Search&_fsub=6024180&_sid=194336239

Hutch~n~Son Archery
12-29-2012, 06:01 PM
The Ebay seller is Bullseyefeathers. Here's his store link.


http://stores.ebay.com/Bullseye-Feathers/Arrow-Wraps-/_i.html?_nkw=Wrap+rolls&submit=Search&_fsub=6024180&_sid=194336239

Thanks DS, In the past I have done a lot of business with him. Good eBay store.




Hutch:cool:

Arrow Splitter
12-29-2012, 07:47 PM
I like it, and yes you can call me cheap. LOL

A.S

bfisher
12-30-2012, 01:53 PM
You can call me anything. Just don't call me "late for dinner".

Double S
12-30-2012, 04:04 PM
I took the arrow out in the freezing temps. The arrow and wraps did well so far. I wished I could shoot longer but my back is still out.


http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/Maxhuntervanes_zpsf06a85c4.jpg

bfisher
12-30-2012, 08:53 PM
Have you weighed one without the wrap and one with it? Just curious as to what they weigh. I'm one of those guys who try to keep the arrow weight to a minimum for 3D, but still keep a decent FOC. Those wraps look to be about 7" long. I shoot 2" feathers so would cut the wraps down to 4" long.

Double S
12-30-2012, 10:24 PM
Give me ten minutes Barry and I'll cut one to 4 inches and weight it for you.

Double S
12-30-2012, 10:38 PM
Barry, I took one of my unfletched HT-2 arrows and added a 4 inch wrap. The only thing on the arrow is the nock and insert...no fletching. I weighed it before the wrap at exactly 240 grains. With the 4 inch wrap it 241 grains. I hope that helps. I did take that 7 inch wrapped arrows from above and I cut the wrap down to 5 inches to make it look more proportionate to the shorter vane. I usually use 7 inch wraps for my 5 inch feathers for my longbow arrows. I just measured and zipped a razor around the peeled the 2 inches off. The wrap came off with no problem.


http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/4inchwrap_zps83054ca8.jpg

elkslayer4x5
12-31-2012, 08:43 AM
Hopefully you peeled the wrap back before you zipped the razor around the carbon shaft. :)

bfisher
12-31-2012, 12:46 PM
Hopefully you peeled the wrap back before you zipped the razor around the carbon shaft. :)

Not necessary. He isn't using enough pressure to damage the shaft when just cutting the wrap. That's just like people saying to strip fletching with a dull knife. I have always used a very sharp blade in a utility knife and never had an issue, and I've been doing it for 35+ years. Think of it this way. A dull knife only ever cut one thing right and that was the guy using it.

Double S
12-31-2012, 12:53 PM
I lightly scored the wrap. It came right off easily. I didn't even mark the shaft. But I always bend test all my arrows. Thank you though for looking out for a fellow archer. Thumbs up.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
02-10-2013, 01:19 PM
I have to thank Double S for being the test pilot. I decided to give this a try and yes it will work great once you get the hang of it.

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Hutch~n~Son Archery
02-10-2013, 01:30 PM
Oh forgot to mention, I have wasted money on tools to shave vanes off. Go to a hardward store and pick up a pack of roofers shingle blades they work great.

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