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Arrow Safety Information


 

GrizzlyStik Archery is committed to safe archery. Archery/hunting requires a high level of skill and caution at all times to avoid personal injury or property damage. GrizzlyStik Arrows should only be used by those trained in the proper use of bows and arrows or under the supervision of a qualified instructor.

Arrows should always be inspected before each use for signs of damage. Impact with hard objects, other arrows or being shot into a game animal can all cause damage. We recommend flexing each arrow and inspecting for any sign of cracks or splits before each use. Grasp the arrow between the point and nock, flex the arrow along its length so as to deflect it approximately 1 to 2” in an arc and listen for cracking. Never use an arrow with any sign of damage. A cracked or split arrow can suffer catastrophic failure upon release and cause severe injury to yourself or others in the area.

 

PRACTICE SAFE ARCHERY

After loading an arrow into a bow, never point at any person or property. An arrow can be accidentally discharged and cause severe injury and property damage. Never shoot an arrow without having full visual contact with the target and knowing what is behind the target. Always inspect your bow, arrows and components prior to each use.

 

BOWHUNTING PRECAUTIONS

When hunting, the possibility of arrow damage increases significantly. This is due to the high likelihood of the arrow impacting various things (roots, trees, fences, posts, rocks, hard ground, bone, etc), possible misuse (improper maintenance, abuse, or care), impact with other arrows, or the angle in which it impacts/passes through an animal. Damage to the arrow can result in sharp and/or splintered carbon fragments which are harmful to humans, especially if ingested. If there is ANY suspected carbon arrow damage please utilize the guidelines listed below.

  • Thoroughly inspect the entrance wound, exit wound, and surrounding area prior to removing the carbon arrow in order to determine whether or not there are splinters/fragments imbedded in the game animal.
  • Use extreme caution when removing the broken segments of the carbon arrow shaft.
  • While field dressing game animals, use care to avoid splinters/fragments of carbon fiber.
  • Carefully remove and dispose of any flesh that has the presence or suspected presence of carbon fiber splinters or fragments.

To err on the side of caution is always the best course of action. GrizzlyStik Archery is committed to safe archery. Use good judgment in determining whether or not something is unsafe, incorrect, or there is a possibility of harm.



 



 

 

INSPECT ARROWS FOR DAMAGE PRIOR TO EVERY SHOT

Impact with hard objects, other arrows or being shot into a game animal can all cause damage. We recommend flexing each arrow and inspecting for any sign of cracks or splits before each use. Grasp the arrow between the point and nock. Flex the arrow, away from you or others, along its length so as to deflect it approximately 1 to 2” in an arc and listen for cracking. Never use an arrow with any sign of damage. A cracked or split arrow can suffer catastrophic failure upon release and cause severe injury to yourself or others in the area.

ARROW REST WARNING:

Before attempting to shoot any arrow, it is extremely important to inspect the arrow rest. Ensure the rest is adjusted to fit the diameter of the shaft being used as well as verify the position of arrow rest. FAILURE TO DO SO INCREASES THE CHANCE OF CATASTROPHIC DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT AND SEVERE INJURY TO THE SHOOTER AND SURROUNDING PERSONNEL. An incorrectly adjusted rest may cause the arrow to get jammed in the bow and/or fall away from the rest, resulting in injury to the shooter and/or bystanders, and catastrophic damage to equipment. A QUALIFIED BOW TECHNICIAN SHOULD PROPERLY ADJUST THE ARROW REST PRIOR TO USE.

GRIZZLYSTIK ARCHERY LIMITED WARRANTY:

The GrizzlyStik Archery arrow shaft limited warranty covers any defects in workmanship and/or materials for one year from date of purchase, with proof of purchase. The limited warranty will be void if damage is caused by impact with hard objects, impact with another arrow, improper cleaning or fletching, or wear from normal use. Any damage caused by deviation from printed instructions will not be warrantied. Defective arrow shafts will be replaced by GrizzlyStik Archery: 888-697-9828

 

 

 

 




 

Please read this page before using GrizzlyStik tapered carbon arrows.

 

 



GrizzlyStik Arrow Safety Precautions:

Always inspect your GrizzlyStik arrows before shooting. Flex the shaft gradually and look for splitting. Do not attempt to shoot damaged shafts as they may fail, causing injury to yourself or your bow.

Before shooting, check all arrow nocks and points to insure that they are securely fastened to the shaft.

 

 



Bowhunting Precautions:

As in all hunting situations, when you have harvested your game, inspect the impact area, thoroughly clean the surrounding area of the wound, and make sure you have all fragments disposed of. Ingesting any item, such as broadhead, carbon, aluminum, or other metal fragments can cause harm.

 

 



Point-Nock Adapter Installation Instructions:

A. Cut shafts to length with a high-speed cut-off saw blade like our new Diamond Blade using the Apple cutoff tool. It is a good idea to set a vacuum cleaner hose next to the cutoff tool in order to collect much of the dust from the cutting. Make sure you use a NIOSH approved dust mask and eye protection, such as safety goggles, when cutting arrow shafts.

B. Clean the ends of each shaft with denatured alcohol. It is important to clean out all carbon dust from the inside of the shaft for good adhesion.

C. Depending on your requirements of installing your inserts; you can use hot melt glues, quick drying glues (cyanoacrylates) such as Goat Tuff (make sure you can push the insert in immediately and once the inserts are in, do not expect to be able to move them), or two part epoxy adhesives according to the manufacturer's specifications.

 



CAUTION!

• Do not apply flame directly to any carbon shafts.

• Do not soak carbon shafts in any kind of solvent.

• Flex the shaft after each shot! The best way to flex the shaft is to hold the end of the shaft with one hand. Lay the other end of the shaft on your knee. Then press in the middle of the shaft with your other hand and roll the shaft, the Flex Test and Roll Method.

• Do not shoot any shaft that has a crack in it.

• Inspect all nocks and shafts prior to each use. Remove any nock that is damaged.

 

 

 



If you have any questions, please contact us directly at 541-639-3750.