Lets take a look at the advantages a FOB can provide the hunter
We won't get into the debate over what type of broadhead to use for what kind of animal. But, we will say that most archers have a desire for the flattest trajectory possible to minimize ranging errors. Many hunters prefer to use fixed blade broadheads while others swear by mechanical broadheads - the debate will probably go on for quite a while. We're sure that a number of you have tried to drive, oh let's say a Zwickey (or any number of large fixed blade heads), at high speed on the front of a carbon or super-light aluminum shaft steered by 4" vanes and got marginal results at best. Go to 5" vanes and you slow things down a bit and are now dealing with more interference issues (nothing is free). Those of you that are really into extremely high arrow speeds have the issue of vanes letting them down at these velocities. We know that we've bought more arrow rests, shafts, vanes fletching tools and broadheads than should be allowed by law in search of that perfect arrow flight. Yes, we've had some very good setups, but always at some level of compromise.
Fixed FOBs are for use with properly setup
"Fall-Away Rests" only.
Shoot and stabilize large fixed blade heads with FOBs . The FOB
fletched arrow will fly faster, truer and hit harder than
anything that has ever been marketed before.
Special note to shooters that have high speed set ups. You
can take advantage of the FOB and successfully shoot arrows
at previously unheard of velocities without any of the instability
problems that are inherent to conventional fletching. The
FOBs superior flight characteristics are unaffected by high
arrow velocities. In fact, the faster the FOB goes, the
more stability it provides! Now you can make those speed
bow setups really smoke!
Reduced accuracy robbing cross wind affect. The cross wind
affected surface area of a FOB is reduced 2½ times
compared to three 4" vanes which really makes a marked improvement
in arrow flight as well as your ability to accurately hold
your bow while trying to shoot with a bow mounted quiver
full of arrows.
Flatter trajectory. Higher initial velocity because the
FOB is lighter than three 4" vanes and glue. Since the FOB
arrow stabilizes more rapidly than a fletched arrow, less
speed robbing air friction is spent in the first few yards
of flight enhancing the FOB arrows velocity delta over the
fletched arrow. Due to the FOBs reduced frontal surface
area compared to conventional fletching, the FOB has less
speed robbing drag (friction) during flight. Bottom line
is that the faster an arrow gets there, the less we have
to worry about arrow drop. The increased arrow speed at
the target means more impact energy, which results in deeper
penetration and more humane kills.
Deeper penetration. When your arrow penetrates an animal
deeply, the FOB simply pops off the shaft and the arrow
continues its path through the animal. Penetration is increased
because there are no fletchings to hang-up in the animal,
just a bare, blood lubricated, shaft that slides right on
through. A side bonus is that the spot that the animal was
standing when hit is clearly marked by the FOB that popped
off when the arrow passed through the animal. See
demo video of the FOB pop off in Action.