No Pool At The Hotel
With custom made arrows you first want to glue in your pin nock adapter and put on the color nock you want, now you can cut down your arrow to the proper size. After you cut down the shaft, you can now glue in your insert or glue in your point. Now you can glue on your fletchings, you can put on an arrow wrap before you put on your fletchings if you want. The reason you might want to use a wrap so it is easier for you to refletch them. You can choose the color and size of the fletching and choose how many, the angle and position of where you want to put the fletchings. Changing the position and quantity of the fletchings controls how fast or slow the arrow spins. If you don't like something the arrow is doing you can take it off and change it and see what happens.
I learned what components for my own custom arrows I needed by talking with Carbon Express Arrows when I was at The Lancaster Classic. I told them my draw length and draw weight and what style of shooting I do the most. They told me what style arrow and what spine would be best for me and what grain weight to use and what size fletching too. I picked the color knock I wanted from Bohning and my fletchings and wraps from Pine Ridge Archery. I learned how to build my own arrows by talking to the owner of Black River Archery, which is my local archery shop. He showed me how cut my arrow shafts, how to glue on my fletchings, my points and pin nock adopters. That is how you build a custom arrow, and now I know how to build my own arrows and make changes to things like where I put my fletchings. One of the things I have changed since I started making my own arrows is how far I put the fletching from the nock. Some of the things with custom arrows that I haven't done yet is putting on 4 fletchings, 2 at one distance and 2 at another. I saw a kid with that setup and asked him why he did that and he said the reason was because it made his arrows fly quieter, they also shot really good which is the main thing.
With premade arrows all you have to do is cut the shaft down to your size, glue in an insert and screw in a tip. The only customization you can do is change the grain size of the tip. Which is fine for someone who just does archery for fun or not 100% serious in archery.
When should you start building your own custom arrows? I'm not 100% sure. I think you should start building your own arrows when you are thinking about going to bigger events. You shouldn't have other people build your own arrows. You should do it yourself since you will be shooting them and if you go to a big shoot people will be hitting your arrows and if you need to refletch them you can do it at the hotel if there is no pool to give you something to do.
When you go to a big box store and say you need arrows, they will show you all the pre-made arrows that they have there and will want to sell any of them to you. They should ask you what your draw length and draw weight is and sell you a box that works best for you. Some places will just sell you arrows because you like the design on them, even though they could be the wrong arrow for you. The best way to get premade arrows that would be correct for you would be going to an archery shop that has an archery team. If those people are using premade arrows they got from that shop and are finishing good then that shop knows how to pick out arrows to match the archer.
Another thing to look for is the quality of the arrows. The arrows I was told to shoot because of my high draw weight and my short draw length had no pre-made arrows so I had to learn to build my arrows. If you know how to make arrows then make your own, if you don't get the boxed and find someone to teach you and learn how to customize them. https://www.instagram.com/p/CB0vb4PpgaO/