1. Inspect the arrow shaft - If carbon arrows are abused, hit by other arrows or slapped against hard objects, damage to the shaft could occur. Carbon arrows should always be gently flexed and twisted end-to-end and visually inspected prior to each shooting. Warning: A damaged shaft could fail upon release and cause injury to yourself or others.
2. Recheck nock and point - Check pointsand nocks to be sure they are securely attached and undamaged before each shot.Warning: Shooting damaged nocks or arrows can cause severe injury to the archer and/ or spectators.
3. Adjust and test your arrow rest - When setting up your bow check your rest settings, specifically, prong spacing, to insure your arrows will not fall through. Warning: An arrow jammed between the rest and the riser, or between the prongs of the rest could fail upon release and cause injury to yourself or others.
Arrow shafts could break after being shot into an animal, resulting in many sharp splinter-like fragments inside the animal. They can be harmful if ingested, therefore:
1. Use caution when field dressing game animals to avoid splinters of carbon fiber.
2. Remove the flesh in the area of the wounds.
3. Clean the surrounding area of the wound and inspect for the presence of carbon fragments.
4. Dispose of any meat that might contain carbon splinters.
Warning: Use only Carbon Impact brand components with your Carbon Impact shaft. Point inserts, nocks and nock inserts are specifically sized to match the shaft diameters. The use of components other than those marketed by Carbon Impact - even if they look similar - could cause breakage or unseen damage to the shaft and could result in injury to the archer or spectators.
Warning: Never soak carbon shaft in harsh chemicals like acetone, paint thinner or MEK.
Nocking the shaft - Firmly press the nock valley base until the Press Fit Nock is fully inserted into the shaft - for Rotonocks until the nock snaps into place. Doesn't require glue.
Cutting the shaft - Always cut carbon shafts with nocks in place to ensure correct length. Onlyuse a high-speed arrow saw with an abrasive wheel when cutting. Warning: Always use appropriate respiratory protection (NIOSH approved dust mask and safety glasses) when cutting arrow shafts.
Gluing the point/insert - Apply a generous amount of 24-hour full-cure, flexible epoxy to theshank of the insert and to the inside of the shaftwall. Be sure the insert is fully seated and allowtime for glue to fully cure before shooting. Hotmelt not recommended. Warning: Do not use quick setting epoxy to install point insert. The bonding is not strong enough. Hot melt not recommended.