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    Question Blazers vs Fobs ?

    Has anyone tried fobs? Just wondering. Ya see I like my blazers for lots of reasons. They shoot really flat out at 60 to 70 yards. They handle broad heads well. But I have seen a lot of info on fobs. Just wondering has anyone tried fobs?

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    Was looking at those as well when you guys got me into the carbons. Have watched alot of youtube vids on them. Actually thought you or one of the elkslayers had probably already tried them.

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    Not that I've tried FOBs, but I have investigated. First, a drop rest is needed as the FOB is all one piece, vanes connected. Second, the FOB "main body" sets back so that facial contact is a real possibility. Third, there is no paper tuning with one. Okay, it's all one piece and if anything the FOB slips on so it can slip off and does with pass throughs on game animals. Okay, bow tuned with a equally heavy vanes you can then install the FOB.

    By all accounts a FOBed arrow flies very well, but no better than a properly fletched arrow. But to hear FOB lovers they are the answer to world's problems. In my opinion, the main benefit is simple installation and no gluing.

    If they really worked as claimed I would think a lot of top archers would be using them. I don't know of any top target archers that use them.

    I have no idea what they cost.

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    It almost looks like the way they represent them, you can shoot them out of an untuned bow, and get great results. I think we all know this is a crock. I've heard about guys having the fob crack and break on pass throughs, and at the price they want for them, I think that's a big detraction for them. The other complaint I've heard, and Sonny mentioned this, is that they cause alot of facial contact. Think about if you put your normal fletching at the very end of the arrow, it's gonna hit your face. They made me think of the old "Turbo Nock" that Bohning had in a way. Supposed to be the cure all for shooting, and yet you never see them anymore. FOB's won't fit my arrows anyways. lol

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    It seems like aerodynamics at work to me. I think that the FOBs would be a lot more tolerant of an untuned bow than fletchings because of the round airfoil around it. It makes it self centering if you will. Once it leaves a bow the arrow will correct because of the round fin. It really has no choice in the matter it has to. Once it is flying true it would be a lot harder to upset which is why they are so good in winds I bet.
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    I have shot FOBs in the past and they work awesome.My set up now does not support them (WB). I now have my dropaway on order and should start shooting FOBs again soon.

    Target shooters don't use them because there are not too many competitions that allow them. ASA and IBO not allowed either. YET

    Paul Morris the inventor, I think has held a few competitions and there were some really long shots like 110yds or so.

    They are quite accurate the ring creates lift like an airplane wing.

    Here is another site I belong to check it out it is very FOB informative http://teamstarrflight.forumotion.com/

    Even broken they fly great quick refletch time and now people are making lighted nocks for them too. They spin fast and keeps them on target, plus there is little drift in High winds.

    They pop off upon pass through and stay in the area you hit the animal and that makes it easy to start looking for the blood trail. Pick up FOB and refletch do it all over again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parttimr View Post
    Was looking at those as well when you guys got me into the carbons. Have watched alot of youtube vids on them. Actually thought you or one of the elkslayers had probably already tried them.
    Nope, too traditional, Elkslayer is still shoots aluminum logs with 5 in vanes out of his old Jennings Buckmaster, and I like blazers, or more accuratly, blazes type fletching probably try VaneTec HP's on ther next set of arrows I build for the 63#er and Gateway Razr feathers on the target arrows. The VaneTec HP aren't quite as high as Blazers, so I'll be able to go back to standard axles.
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    The more info I have gotten the better they look! Here is a link take a look

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UC3UW...eature=related

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    Default Blazers vs Fobs ?

    Hundreds of tests on youtube. Pick a vane you like and you'll like it even more after watching the video. Great thing about videos, they tell you what you like to hear and see. Doesn't mean it's the truth, but the video sure makes it look good.

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    Sure enough! You can edit a video as easily as a post.
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