Here's answers to frequently asked questions at Ten Zone Archery.
Has COVID-19 changed the way you do business?
Yes. We encourage you to shop online rather than in our store. If you are a local customer, we offer Click and Collect. We'll refund your postage - just tell us you want to pick up from store when you buy online. We will open our store soon, a few days a week, to a limited number of walk-in customers at a time according to our Covid safety plan. All government requirements for QR code check-in, masks and social distancing will apply to anyone entering our store, while these rules are still in place.
We have reduced our product range to mainly specialise in arrows, and everything you need to fletch your own arrows. We're concentrating on dealing with archery brands that we can trust to keep us reliably well-stocked with quality products at affordable prices. Our hero brand is Evolusion Arrows, the Australian-designed brand of carbon arrows and precise-fitting arrow components. Check out the Evolusion Arrows website by tapping here.
Will you cut my arrows to length for me?
If you're comparing our arrow and shaft prices with other online retailers it's worth checking if arrow cutting is included in their price.
If you buy arrows or shafts from us, we include arrow cutting free of charge. If you require free cutting, select Yes on the arrow or shaft product page, and select your required AMO* arrow length in the drop down menu, before clicking Add to Cart or Buy it Now. Tap here to go to Arrows and Shafts.
*The archery industry has a standardised method of measuring arrow length, and you will often see this referred to as AMO Length. AMO stands for Archery Manufacturers Organisation. AMO arrow shaft length is measured from the nock throat (the groove of the nock) to the cut point (at the front end of the shaft) - NOT the length of the carbon only. The insert and / or point is NOT included in the AMO Arrow Length measurement.
Do you sell or service bows?
No. As part of a shift in our thinking forced by overseas supply issues and lockdowns, we've changed the way our business works. Bows aren't part of our business plan.
Do you need a licence to buy a compound bow?
No. Licensing of archery equipment is not yet on anyone's agenda... yet.
Do you buy, sell or trade second-hand archery gear?
No, we don't, as we cannot be sure of the quality and safety of second-hand items.
Can I bow-hunt Kangaroos or other native animals?
No. It is ILLEGAL to bow hunt native animals, full stop. If we suspect you intend to shoot at any native animal or bird, we will not sell you any archery gear.
Do I need a stabilizer?
The short answer is no… you can shoot an arrow from your bow without one. But there are practical reasons why archers use stabilizers. Professional target archers always use stabilizers, or more than one. Stabilizers absorb vibrations in the bow at shot release, which reduces the shock felt by your hand and arm. They make the bow quieter, and most importantly, help keep your bow balanced. Weight down low helps your bow sit straight, and steadies your sight as you aim. Weight out the front of the bow helps resist torque when you release the shot.
How long should a stabilizer be?
The length of the stabilizer depends on the style of archery you are shooting. Bowhunters might prefer a shorter, more manoeuvrable 6-inch stabilizer, and target archers shooting at a target 80 metres away might choose a 30-inch stabilizer with a double v-bar.
If you’re planning on competitive archery, check for any limitations on stabilizer lengths for your shoot division.
What are side rods for?Side rods help balance the bow by adding weight behind the riser. You can counteract the weight of a bow-mounted quiver, or a target sight, by putting a side rod on the opposite side.
What's your best price on this product?
We set our prices to reflect the level of personal service we offer you and the excellent quality of the gear we stock. However, sometimes you can pick up a bargain - tap here for items on sale.