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· Victim of Geography
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I recieved a bakers dozen of GT35/55s from bleslie. These were beatifully fletched and I have been shooting them for a while now.

I noticed that one of them made a "wooshing" sound every time I shot it, stripped of the fletching as this could be the only cause. Wrong, it still makes the same sound.

The shaft is in good nick, any ideas as to why?
 

· j-san = Jason
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I shoot GT 3555s and never noticed such a wooshing noise. However, compared to my aluminum arrows, the GTs are a fair bit lighter so perhaps it is the arrow/bow combination that is generating more noise? Have you shot a similar weight arrow to see if there is no noise?
 

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Rod, if it passed through my place it's naturally suspect.
Beware the rest of the kit, too.
 

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Only thing I can think of is that it may have been hit by another arrow and have a crack you can't see. I've never heard what you describe but then I'm half deaf anyway. Hold the shaft by the ends. Put the middle next to your ear and flex it. Rotate the shaft 90deg and do it again. If you hear anything don't shoot it again. They make great plant stakes.
 

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Done the twist test, all OK.

Maybe a "woosh" does not really describe it!

It is actually a good thing as I was reluctant to strip the fletching as they are done do well and I needed a bareshaft for tuning reasons.
 

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Check for a hairline crack around the tip insert or the nock end. See if turning the nock requires the same amount of force as the others will tell you about a crack in that end.
 
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