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Author Topic: Did you jump on the left helical bandwagon?  (Read 696 times)

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Did you jump on the left helical bandwagon?
« on: July 29, 2022, 08:42:45 AM »
I'm trying it out, so far my field points are staying screwed in  :chuckle:

Like most strings mines wound right, and clocks left.

I can't say I'm noticing a big difference though, my next strings I might go with left wound and go right helical.

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Re: Did you jump on the left helical bandwagon?
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2022, 03:41:16 PM »
IMO, it will depend greatly on individual setups. Most hunting setups and shooters that are reasonably profficient will likely not see much difference.  Shooters that by design or unintentionally are pushing the envelope may see some increase in stability. Its similar to indexing BH, whether i notice it or not it cost me nothing to do it. But if it did, its very low in my priorities.

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Re: Did you jump on the left helical bandwagon?
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2022, 03:48:57 PM »
I have not done any scientific experiments but using a stick style bow I can see no difference between left or right fletched arrows out to 30 yards. I have been scolded while taking a safety exam for shooting left helical from right handed bow. I immediately took another shot so fast the grader couldn't say much more when I hit the target. I mentioned my experience and we moved on. But there are people who study this kind of thing with a microscope and it may actually matter. How much would be my question when shooting stick bows. On compounds have not tried it.
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Re: Did you jump on the left helical bandwagon?
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2022, 03:35:20 PM »
I was actually just thinking about it yesterday when I ripped a vane and figured I would strip all three, check it bare and then refletch.  I forgot to shoot it to see what way it spins.

I have no idea which way my strings are made, maybe I'll check the package.

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Re: Did you jump on the left helical bandwagon?
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2022, 09:53:25 PM »
you got a 90% chance of spinning left

the drawbacks are it can unscrew your tips
buy extra fletching tools, most come with straight or right - I recently bought left and straight clamps for a Bitzenburger fletching tool
some rests don't clear the fletching on a left helical
Kudu broadheads don't come in left cut bevel for deep six inserts

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Re: Did you jump on the left helical bandwagon?
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2022, 10:00:01 PM »
I went to a Left helical on my new set-up. So far I haven't noticed and tips loosening up. I don't know that it makes enough of a difference that I would notice or care but it doesn't seem to hurt either.

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Re: Did you jump on the left helical bandwagon?
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2022, 10:02:20 PM »
Haven’t followed it - whats the reason ???

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Re: Did you jump on the left helical bandwagon?
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2022, 10:10:06 PM »
Basically if you shoot a bare shaft it will naturally spin one direction off of your stip. in most cases it seems to be left. So but using a left helical you are spinning the arrow the way it wants to spin naturally off your string. There is some pretty neat videos in slow motion of arrows that have the fletchings the opposite of the nature spin the arrow wants to go and the arrow will start to spin one way for a very short time before the fletchings take over and spin it the opposite direction. I believe if you have a marginally stable arrow it could help to stablize it if you got the natural way but otherwise I don't think it makes enough of a difference for the normal person to know.

 


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