Arrow Launch Study

This is a series of frames from a video sequence I shot in my basement. I found them extremely interesting, as it offers a visual perspective on arrow spine. Often discussed in archery circles but seldom optimized via direct observation (ie: watching and analyzing arrow as it leaves the bow), correct arrow spine is extremely important in optimizing any archery system.

Arrow Launch I
Instant before releasing arrow.
Arrow Launch II
Start of release. Arrow begins to flex and compress.
Arrow Launch III
Arrow has bent around riser.
Arrow Launch IV
Arrow continues towards target.

Animated GIF
All photographs as an animated GIF