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Technical Advice and Information:
WE NOW CARRY DOUGLAS FIR SHAFTS
Sitka Spruce, pound for pound, is the strongest wood in the world. It grows only in a narrow strip along the coast from Northern California to Alaska.
Because of the high standards set by us and the wood’s weight to strength ratio, the shafts fly very well, and have gone thought the chronograph at better speeds than tournament grade aluminum. These shafts have done well in tournaments and 3-d shoots around the world, shot by champs in South Africa, Australia, UK, Denmark, Sweden, and the U.S. I don’t think speed is as important as some think, but it is a good indication of the shafts efficiency.
We have new distributors in Canada and Australia. Our Canadian distributor will help our customers in Canada get a break on outrageous postal rates as they will ship Canadian post. We welcome Sue Tate of Great Lake Arrow from Port Hope, Ontario and Leigh Klaver of Fine Fletching from Melbourne, Australia. They will be dealing in both Spruce and Douglas Fir. Please see our distributor list.
Suzanne St.Charles of Northwest Archery carry’s our shafts and offers her beautiful custom arrows in Sitka Spruce and Douglas Fir. Suzanne has made arrows in her dads shop for over 30 years. Glenn passed in the fall of 2010, he was 98 years old. His parting words were "What a Deal".
GLEN ST CHARLES AND THE HILDEBRAND CREW AT THE TRI STATE RENDEVOUS IN PACKWOOD WA.
MEMORIAL DAY WEEK END 2010
"All shafts are guaranteed to be round, sound and free of defect, straight or easily hand straightened"
Sitka spruce gets its strength from a very long fiber which makes it difficult to mill and machine; sharper tools are needed. Some characteristics of Sitka Spruce from the “grading and dressing Rule16” and the “export R list Grade Rules” are:
1. Extremely resilient
2. Highest strength to weight ratio of any wood!!
3. Tough-even grained and soft textured
4. Resists tendency to split or splinter
5. Dries easily and stays in place
6. Unusual shock absorbing qualities
7. Withstands sharp impact and suddenly applied loads
THESE COMBINATION OF CHARACTERISTICS ARE UNIQUE TO SITKA SPRUCE AND
MAKE IT IDEALLY SUITED FOR ARROW SHAFTS
Methods of Payment:
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Checks and money orders are accepted and can be sent to:
Hildebrand Arrow Shafts, LLC
Neil & Roxane Hildebrand, Robert Conlow, Angela Hildebrand
3901 South Tyler Rd.
Port Angeles, WA. 98363-9526
$12.50 per dozen, each additional dozen
Shipping will be billed when orders are completed.
There is an additional fee of 3% in the United States
for overseas customers, there is an additional fee of 4%
state sales tax added for WA residents
Contact us for orders of over 1 dozen
Include spine (for weight) & zip code where order is to go in the US
International Orders - Please inquire for Shipping Rates and allow 4-6 weeks for delivery