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Tom M

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I am looking at getting a set of Forrester hardwood shafts. For those that use or used hardwood did you use the same spine range as Cedars or did you go down in spine? These are for my Wes Wallace R/D LB. It is center cut. I am not sure if the formula we used for Cedars would work for hardwood shafts to determine spine. 
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I always used the same spine when getting ASH or Hickory
 but been some years
 

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I have not used hardwood for a long time, but I used the same spine. The thing I found to be most different was that the hickory was considerably heavier than the cedar, which required some minor adjustment in aiming.
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Dude, spine is spine no matter the wood.  Frank
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According to Forrester if I decide to use a 5/16 shaft vs. a 23/64 shaft I may want to drop at least one spine range at least for Red Balau. That’s an example. I may well use the same spine range because I want to get barrel taper shafts and that means 11/32 shafts. I can always leave them longer or add heavier points if I am overspined. 
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Frank is right, spine is spine no matter what the wood. Grain wt. can be heavier or lighter but that is corrected after a few shots.
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We shall see, have a few to test coming my way. 
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I got the shafts last week and finally got them made up. The wood is Aspen, not as heavy as hardwoods like Maple. He sent some different spines for me to test. So, I am going to try and be as scientific about testing them out as I can. I have each shaft marked with spine and weight as finished. I recorded each shaft on paper as I received them. They came marked. 

  Only comment so far. When I received the shafts I did a point taper and spun them using my 2 blade Delta. All shafts spun true. I was impressed. After they sat in our environment for about 10 days I spun them agian and had to straighten about 3 of them. That is not abnormal considering they came from a different climate. Tomarrow I will shoot them and see which spine works best for me.


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