Here we are on the Oregon coast and it’s snowing. It’s not supposed to do that here, but it is. Not much is sticking but enough so you can see it.
We let out the dogs this morning and they went nuts; they are not used to snow and they love it. They were chasing each other around the yard like maniacs. The Beagle (Logger) was chasing his buddie (Freddie Bear) one of our Labs and the Lab had to slow down so Logger could catch up. They were barking their heads off having a great time and rolling in the snow.
I love to watch them when they are chasing each other around in the back, we have a couple of acres that you can see in the back. I can watch them go crazy all around the backyard. The other dogs we have (two more Labs) all get involved and it’s really fun to watch. Fortunately we live in an area that doesn’t get very cold and snows very seldom and we can get in the car and go for thirty minutes and get into the snow when we want to.
My faux son Austin lives in Alaska and it gets down to twenty below some of the time and one of my other sons, Seth, is also up in Alaska where he fishes for a living so we get to hear all about mucho cold weather all of the time, that’s close enough for me. I used to not mind the cold weather, but unless I am hunting or doing something that keeps me moving or jumping around I just don’t like it much. Nowadays I get to wear my parka and long-johns to keep warm.
We just got back from the Archery Trade Association Show in Indiana and the weather was about 12 or 13 degrees as an average low temp, with highs up to the low 20’s. Back in Myrtle Point, while the temps are so low, we moved the cat and dog beds into the house. It’s a thrill during feeding time with the barking and meowing not to mention us trying to get some chow in our faces, but it’s fun.
It was fun at the ATA show, we got to show off our new products. The carbon arrows Rose City Archery is selling really caught a few peoples eyes. Of all of the new products we’ve introduced I like the footed shafts best, it’s really an opportunity to show off the talent we have working here. Our craftsman’s main objective is to put more weight forward in the arrow, this provides more energy in the shaft for more “killing power”. It’s amazing to see how much more force is imparted in the arrow when you add that extra weight in the front part of the arrow. Of course there are other ways to put some extra weight forward but they aren’t near as efficient as the footed arrow. Plus they look great and fly super true so if you have some talent with the bow you can have more efficient and better arrow flight; actually footed shafts will make a better archer out of the person behind the bow.
We also have the Lumenoks that we are able to attach to a wood arrow; what this does is the nock end of the arrow lights up when you shoot the arrow so that you can tract the flight of your arrow and see where your point of impact is with the shot you just made. If you are hunting you are able to see where the point of impact is and where that arrow strikes the animal. You’re able to track the animal by this light, it is something that makes you more efficient in recovering an animal after you have made the shot. I believe this is a wonderful innovation in the archery world helping with the recovery of an animal. Especially if you are tracking that animal after dark, battery life is good for forty hours so you have a decent period of time after the shot to recover the animal.
Rose City Archery is producing what we call “Carbon Footed aka Fusions” where we attach a carbon extension to the wood shaft, this allows the archer to be able to use any of the screw in attachments that are available to carbon arrow shooters. This includes all of the different broadheads and other points that won’t fit on wood arrows. Another new product we have re-introduced is RCA tapered shafts. This allows the archer to use an 11/32 or 23/64 shaft and be able to use a 5/16 nock, which a lot of folks think they have better control of the arrow with the taper and the smaller nock. New for 2017 is our extra long shafts, archers who have that 32” plus draw length found it difficult to find wood shafts long enough for their draw, we have provided the solution. We have what you need and we want to make your archery experience better. We have more new stuff coming soon so keep your eyes on this Blog and the newsletter for updates.
Thanks for listening and good shooting,