at last ,someone who has used them
c bailey .....have you ever used them for fixed blades ? I understand they make 2 sizes, one for target points and one for broadheads ,is that correct? if so,which size do you use? thanks
Only one size for now
They only make one size right now, but I believe they are working on a small diameter version specifically for target archery. Maybe they are finished with that. I don't think they will catch on as much for 3d, but I'm sure a few people will use them for target. There was a thread on archery talk about how a guy using fobs took 2nd place in the bowhunter class in Vegas. Not a huge deal, but I'd say that the idea of them being a joke has passed.
I use them for fixed blade broadheads, most recently the 4-blade, large diameter Grizztricks. They handle them nicely.
Originally Posted by brushrat
I have some and yes they are the real deal.
They steer an arrow extremely well, especially in a high cross wind. Are they better than standard fetching? In some instances yes and others no.
I still use vanes most of the time, I just can't get past the look of an arrow with a FOB, they're ugly. Kinda of a silly reason not to shoot them I guess. They do offer outstanding accuracy and I wouldn't be afraid to use them on a hunt.
not real bad
If i ever shot fobs i would makem look nice. I could make my arrow still look good. I always fletch with flo orange wrap and flo yello vanes with a yellow nock. All i would do is put a yellow fob on as the vanes and it still would look good. Or white crest and nock with pink fob. that would probly look good.
I shoot them with Slick Tricks and they fly great. Here's a couple pic's of my FOB's.
Here is a great review by Jason Blalazs back in 2006
I used to FOB all my shafts, as there are good points about the FOB and there are bad points about the FOB.
Target shooting you only want to use one arrow per spot target that your shooting at or you will blow these things up if you group your arrows. Paul has suggested to use a shoot thru mesh to your FOBs will drop off during penetration of the mesh. This also simulates what happens in the field when having a pass through on game. The FOB drops at the shot, and marks the spot where the game animal was standing.
No, you can not use a Whisker Biscuit rest while using the FOB, and for some this is a draw back. If you use Carbon Express Arrows that have the Bulldog Nok Collar, you can not use them.
There are some plus and minus issues when using FOB's:
I once shot an arrow in 18* Montana cold weather. My arrow shaft hit a small twig that I had not seen. The FOB hit the twig just right and shattered, on impact. This of course was address to Paul at Starflight and he replaced the damage FOB.
You can not use these to shoot thru your ground blind window mesh, as the FOB will drop off inside your ground blind.
On the plus side of things, I can only say that Todd Johnston shooting of the FOB's in a Montana cross wind are right on the money with just how these fly thru a cross wind. See the video at the http://www.starrflight.com
If you do decide to use the FOB, I would highly recomend a good visable arrow wrap for your shafts.
Pretty accurate in the right hands but uuuugly! 3 shots in the kill zone at 100 yds. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8F0-jKmvCCI