Custom carbon arrow guide

A little bit of background for you to help you understand the custom carbon arrow ordering process and some of the issues to watch out for.

From our point of view, there are a zillion combinations of arrows.  We have tried to simplify our custom arrow ordering process as much as possible, but it is an impossibly huge task for us to automate the selection of compatible components. 

We can’t catch every order of non-compatible components at the point of order, and we can’t know if the arrows you have ordered online will match your bow.

But what we do is have a very knowledgeable customer service team who can answer any questions prior to your ordering of arrows and they are there to help you choose the perfect arrow. 

If you have any doubt what point weight you need, or which nock groove size you need, or even if you need to know which is the pointy end, please get in touch first.  We will be happy to help!

It’s common for us to receive an order for arrows where one of the requested components doesn’t exist or doesn’t fit. Our Fletchers are excellent, and do pick up these issues when they come to build the arrows, however, it can cause delays. 

We have added some helpful ‘Tool Tips’ next to each of the selections to help explain what the options mean. 

One of our most common questions is: How do we measure arrows?

Answer:  We use the AMO method for both shafts and fully made arrows.

The term ‘AMO’ stands for Archery Manufacturers Organisation.  They produce a set of standards the archery industry can work to. 

AMO Arrow Length is the measurement of an arrow taken from the bottom of the groove of the nock, to the end of the shaft.  (Not including the points or point inserts).

AMO is the standard we work to.

AMO arrow length measuring guide

Please note that different types of nocks will vary in length.  We will use your selected nock when cutting the shafts.  If no specific nock is specified, we will use standard components.

Our cutting tolerances are + - 1/16”

There are some excellent resources on each arrow manufacturers websites. They will have arrow spine selection charts and component compatibility charts. 

To find your AMO Arrow length, you will need to know your Draw Length

Your fellow club members are also a great resource.  If you don’t know if you will need a small groove or large groove nock, ask to try one of your club mates arrows on your string for fit.  Your club will most likely have a bow scale to weigh your bow. 

You will notice we have included a comments box on the arrow ordering page, so you can provide your preferences.

Cancellation policy on custom made arrows and cut shafts.

Cut arrow shafts and custom made arrows can not be cancelled once started. If you place an order and then change your mind, as long as we have not started work on the order we will cancel it for you.  But once we have begun to build your arrows we can not offer any refunds as they are being made to your specifications.