Evolusion Arrows Safety Information

EVOLUSION CARBON ARROWS ARE NOT TOYS!

Persons under the age of 18 years or any person with reduced physical or mental capacity should be supervised at all times when using ANY carbon arrow, including Evolusion arrows.

Persons who cannot understand the information contained within this page SHOULD NOT USE any carbon arrow, including Evolusion arrows.

DO NOT ALLOW CHILDREN TO USE OR HANDLE A DAMAGED CARBON ARROW.

CAUTION: FOR ARROW SAFETY IT IS ESSENTIAL TO INSPECT THE COMPLETE ARROW BEFORE EACH SHOT. FAILURE TO DO SO MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS OR PERMANENT INJURY TO YOU (THE USER) AND / OR BYSTANDERS.

Be sure to inspect each shaft for damage to the carbon and the nock. At first glance, an arrow may look safe to shoot but small irregularities in the carbon such as cracks, chips, grazes or splits may be present if the arrow has struck a hard object or surface.

It’s also important to inspect each NEW shaft before its very first shot. Damage may also occur during international shipping, handling and local transport.

Before each shot, check the complete arrow including shaft and nock. If you are shooting competition events or shooting ‘groups’ in your practice butt, your arrows are likely to be struck or grazed by other arrows. An arrow may also be damaged if it strikes a lost arrow point concealed within a target butt. 

Any damage to any arrow may affect performance and may cause ARROW FAILURE.

HOW TO INSPECT AN ARROW FOR DAMAGE

WEAR EYE PROTECTION WHEN INSPECTING ARROWS.

Check the entire arrow shaft for any visible imperfections, cracks, nicks, grazes or splits. Then, hold the arrow shaft at each end and bend the shaft away from your face, creating no more than a 2-2.5" arc (approx. 5 – 6 cm). While bending the arrow shaft, listen for any cracking, ticking or other sounds. Rotate the shaft slightly and repeat this process four to five times until you have checked the entire arrow shaft. Then twist the arrow shaft and listen for any crackingticking or other sounds.

If you hear any sound produced during the inspection process, discard the arrow in a responsible manner.
 
A damage-free nock is also vital for proper arrow safety. Inspect the nock before each shot. Discard a cracked or loose fitting nock.

CORRECT ARROW SPINE SELECTION IS VERY IMPORTANT!

Arrow safety starts with the proper arrow selection.

SHOOTING AN UNDER-SPINED (WEAK) ARROW CAN SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE THE RISK OF ARROW FAILURE, POSSIBLY CAUSING SERIOUS OR PERMANENT INJURY TO THE USER (SHOOTER) AND/OR BYSTANDERS.
Always refer to the Evolusion Arrows spine selection chart.

See the Evolution Arrows Spine Chart HERE.

The spine selection chart matches your specific draw weight and arrow length to the correct arrow spine. DO NOT shoot a weak spine arrow to gain arrow speed! The excessive stress on an under-spined carbon arrow shaft greatly increases the risk of arrow failure, which may result in serious or permanent injury to you (the user) and/or bystanders.

BYSTANDERS SHOULD BE LOCATED BEHIND AND AWAY FROM ANY PERSON USING OR SHOOTING A BOW AND ARROW!

ARROW CUTTING

Always use a high-speed arrow saw with HEPA filter dust extraction, that is purpose-built for cutting carbon shafts and arrows. Do not use a hacksaw or pipe-cutter to cut any carbon shaft.

ALWAYS WEAR A P3 (OR BETTER) PARTICULATE FILTER MASK WHEN CUTTING ANY CARBON SHAFT or ARROW.

Your safety is your responsibility!
EVOLUSION ARROWS RECOMMENDS THE USE OF PROTECTIVE EYE-WEAR WHEN SHOOTING ANY ARROW FROM ANY BOW.
OVERDRAW SAFETY

When using a bow equipped with an overdraw, the risk of injury to the shooter is high, since it allows the point of the arrow to be drawn past the shelf of the bow. In this case, the arrow should always be cut to a minimum of one inch in front of the arrow rest at full draw.

Using arrows that are too short can result in severe injury, and/or damage to shooting equipment. Correct arrow length is the responsibility of the shooter. 

ARROW REST SAFETY

It is important to ensure that the arrow rest is properly adjusted to fit the diameter of the arrow shaft being used. Incorrect adjustment may cause the arrow to fall from the arrow rest and/or get jammed in the bow, possibly injuring the shooter or bystanders, and causing damage to equipment.