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How to Choose Arrows?

There are many different types of arrows, and when starting out, can be difficult to navigate. Find out how to choose the right ones for you. 

When it comes to archery, selecting the right arrows is as vital as picking the perfect bow. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced archer, understanding the different types of arrows and their components can make all the difference in your performance. In this guide, we'll explore how to choose arrows that suit your specific needs and preferences, enhancing your archery experience.

1. What Parts Make Up An Arrow?

An arrow is made of different parts, and each part has its own special job. When these parts work together properly, the arrow can fly straight and hit its target. The way the parts of an arrow fit together shows how clever and creative people can be in making things that work well.

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The major component of the arrow, often made of composite, carbon, or aluminium. The properties of the arrow's flight can be influenced by the shaft's length and stiffness.


The arrow's functional tip, called the arrowhead or point, is intended to pierce the target. Depending on its intended usage, arrowheads come in a variety of sizes and materials. While target points are used in sport shooting, broadheads are utilised for hunting.


These are the feathers or vanes that are located close to the arrow's tail. They ensure that the arrow stays on its intended trajectory by stabilising it throughout flight by producing drag. In the past, arrows' fletching was typically made of bird feathers, although modern arrows frequently use synthetic materials.


a little component that is created or attached at the arrow's tail. The arrow is held in position until it is fired by the nock, which is slotted and clicks onto the bowstring. To enable a clean release, the nock must snugly but not too fit the bowstring.

2. There Are Two Types Of Arrows

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How to Choose Arrows?

Suction Cup Arrows

Children often use suction cup arrows as a fun and safe alternative to traditional arrows. These arrows' tips are rubber suction cups rather than sharp points. The suction cup sticks to the smooth surface when the arrow is fired at it, allowing the arrow to stick without inflicting damage or harm. T

2. There Are Two Types Of Arrows

Steel Point Arrows

These are used for more serious archery activities, such as hunting or competition. These arrows are distinguished by their robust and cutting steel tips, which are intended to efficiently and precisely pierce targets. Steel point arrows, in contrast to suction cup arrows, are performance-oriented and, if not handled carefully, can result in significant injury. 

3. Depending On The Type Of Bow

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Man practicing archery.

Recurve Bow

You can use a variety of arrows with a recurve bow.
To  DISCOVER, archery go for 2 types of  DISCOVERY  arrows (suction cup/ plastic target and steel point/foam target).
For doing archery more REGULARLY, opt for CLUB arrows (steel point only / foam target).

3. Depending On The Type Of Bow


To  DISCOVER, archery go for 2 types of  DISCOVERY  arrows (suction cup/ plastic target and steel point / foam target).
For doing archery more REGULARLY, opt for CLUB arrows (steel point only / foam target).

Man practicing archery.

Compound Bow

With  a compound bow,
You'll use larger diameters arrows so that they are more resistant.
Select the CB range (Compound Bow)

4. Depending On Draw Length

To choose the right arrow size, we will ask you beforehand to "determine your draw length".
The draw length corresponds to the distance between the bow grip and your hand- (arrow nocking point on bowstring), when in shooting stance.
Everybody has a specific draw length, which changes with age and height.
It is measured in inches (") = 2.54 cm

5. Depending On Stiffness And Straightness

An arrow's stiffness is also called  SPINE, and it varies according to the draw weight of the bow used (from 400 to 1 200 and over).
The greater the bow's draw weight, the stiffer the arrow must be.

• If your bow has a very high draw weight, go with a very stiff arrow with a 400 spine.
• If your bow has a low draw weight, go with a weaker arrow stiffness of a 1 200 spine.

The straightness is it's capacity to stay straight.

Finding the perfect arrow for you

If you want to get the most out of your archery experience, whether as a fun pastime or to compete in competitions, you must first choose the appropriate arrows. You can choose an arrow that fits your needs and goals by being aware of the different parts and varieties available. Keep in mind that the ideal arrow not only improves performance but also increases your safety and enjoyment during archery. 

How to Choose Arrows?



It is better to use an arrow that is too long than one that is too short because it can fall out of nocking point and lodge itself in your arm.

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