Kitescreen: Source for Arrows?
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Jack Elliott
(JackElliott) - F

Locale: Bend, Oregon, USA
Kitescreen: Source for Arrows? on 04/17/2012 13:43:12 MDT Print View

I'm looking to build a kitescreen for my canister stove.

http://jwbasecamp.com/Articles/KiteScreen/index.html

The author recommends youth arrows with aluminum shafts.

I can't find such things anywhere. My local sporting goods store would happily sell me carbon shafted arrows at a bazillion dollars each, but . . . .

drowning in spam
(leaftye) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: Kitescreen: Source for Arrows? on 04/17/2012 13:48:19 MDT Print View

Carbon shafts:
http://www.kitesandfunthings.com/category.aspx?categoryID=4


Or you could use thinner aluminum Easton shafts:
http://www.questoutfitters.com/tent_poles.htm#TENT POLES

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Kitescreen: Source for Arrows? on 04/17/2012 13:53:54 MDT Print View

polesforyou.com is in Vancouver, sells Easton and other poles, you could go look at them if you were close enough

Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Re: Kitescreen: Source for Arrows? on 04/17/2012 13:54:02 MDT Print View

here


Kites and Fun Things has carbon fiber shafts as low as $3 each. I doubt if you'll find aluminum shafts any cheaper.

Edit-Eugene beat me to it. Must have been typing at the same time.

Edited by lyrad1 on 04/17/2012 13:55:35 MDT.

Jack Elliott
(JackElliott) - F

Locale: Bend, Oregon, USA
Re: Arrows, not tubing on 04/17/2012 14:00:29 MDT Print View

Thanks, guys, but arrows have these nice hard steel tips which is good for pounding into the ground, tent poles not so much. I don't know enough about the strength characteristics of carbon shafts when being pounded on, but there is still that pointy steel tip thing that arrows have.

The author of the article I linked to writes, "For vertical supports [...] I favor ultralight, youth-sized, aluminum arrows like these with the flights and nocks removed. Made by Easton and others, they can be found online and in well-equipped sporting goods stores for as little as $2.50 per arrow. They weighs only about ½ oz each, or about the same as a typical aluminum tent stake, yet are strong enough to support the screen securely. The sharpened steel tips resist wear and are also great for penetrating hardened soils."

That be what I'm looking for.

Paul Phillips
(Hecubus) - F
Easton Arrows 5 precut sizes and Custom lenghts on 04/17/2012 15:37:42 MDT Print View

this archery supply site has Easton aluminum arrows in 5 different standard sizes for $2.67/piece plus shipping. for $.25, they will cut them to custom lengths.

http://www.lancasterarchery.com/easton-xx75-blues-shafts.html


They also have this one which I believe is a higher grade aluminum:

http://www.lancasterarchery.com/easton-xx75-gamegetter-shafts.html


The arrow tips are sold separately, so don't be fooled by their product picture.

Have fun with your project.

Jack Elliott
(JackElliott) - F

Locale: Bend, Oregon, USA
Arrows for kitescreen -- found 'em with Paul's help. on 04/17/2012 16:31:52 MDT Print View

Hey Paul, many thanks. Just what I was looking for! But rather than order separate shafts and bullet points, which meant I had to scour the webbernets to find an archery glossary that explained what numbers like "1816" and "1416" meant in terms of shaft diameters THEN try to find bullet points that will fit the shafts (arrows are apparently an arcane business), I found some pre-made youth arrows in Easton aluminum on the site that are reasonably priced. All I need to do to convert these into the vertical supports for the kitescreen is cut off the nock and scrape off the fletchings.

Got 'em in bright orange, thus reducing the chance that I will stumble over them and skewer myself. Or that's the plan, anyway.

Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Re: Arrows for kitescreen -- found 'em with Paul's help. on 04/17/2012 19:37:49 MDT Print View

Jack,

Can you give us a link. I'd like to look at what you found but am not having much luck with the site's search tool.

I too like the points being included. Matching points to shafts can be a very frustrating task. Most sites use numbers that are meaningless in terms of size.

Daryl

Jack Elliott
(JackElliott) - F

Locale: Bend, Oregon, USA
Link to arrows I ordered for Kitescreen on 04/17/2012 19:44:42 MDT Print View

Hi Daryl,

Ah yeah I should have posted a link for people who might stumble across this thread.

http://www.lancasterarchery.com/easton-xx75-genesis-arrows.html would be the URL.

[Edit: what's the syntax to make a link clickable?]

Edited by JackElliott on 04/17/2012 19:46:45 MDT.

Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Re: Link to arrows I ordered for Kitescreen on 04/17/2012 20:59:39 MDT Print View

Jack,

here

Thanks.

I just tried to show you how I made your link hot but everything I type turns into something else.

Tried a 2nd time. No luck.

Daryl

Edited by lyrad1 on 04/17/2012 21:08:23 MDT.

Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Re: Kitescreen: Source for Arrows? on 04/17/2012 21:17:20 MDT Print View

Jack,

Second post below (Greg's) explains how to insert a hot link.

here

Daryl

Jack Elliott
(JackElliott) - F

Locale: Bend, Oregon, USA
Thread Drift, but thanks! on 04/18/2012 11:58:46 MDT Print View

Daryl, got it -- standard HTML. Is there a list of markups that work on the forum. I wonder if bold and italics work -- test test!

Yup, they do. Kewl.

Hmmm. Does indenting work?


Testing this is only a test.

Okay, I'm done now.

Edited by JackElliott on 04/18/2012 12:00:33 MDT.