4 inch Vanes VS 2 inch Blazer Vanes
The debate over 4 inch vanes or 2 inch Blazer vanes is one that will never be decided. I have read many articles and forums that are on both sides of the fence. Many say the 4 inch vane has better stability, especially with broad heads. Many also say the 2 inch vane offers more speed and penetration. With some saying they have tested both and have not come to many proven conclusions, other then it’s personal preference.
I recently talked to a shop owner, who said he had talked with a few arrow manufactures about this same topic. Again no real conclusion. He did say marketing has a lot to do with it. New products to boost sales, and every PRO shooter on TV out there is shooting them. Funny how you can buy a set of 4 inch vanes for around $2 and a set of 2 inch vanes cost around $3. Less material cost more money. It is hard to find new arrow sets online that are not fletched with 2 inch vanes. Marketing?
I myself shoot the 4 inch vanes. I have though about trying the 2 inch vanes and doing a comparison myself. I know archers who shoot the 2 inch vanes and swear by them. Since I have not seen any real concrete evidence on the benefits of the 2 inch vanes, I think I will stick with the 4 inch. So I guess it is personal preference.
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