1. I've done a lot of research about vanes and I keep seeing Flex-Fletch vanes mentioned. What makes them so good and why can't I find them in Bass Pro or Cabella's?
The secret is the material, Flex-Fletch uses a secret thermo-set polyurethane resin formula as opposed to the others thermo plastic. Our thermo set system creates a far more durable vane than extrusion. By compounding (adding our own special components) our formula these resins combine in the molds to create one of the worlds most resilient polyurethanes. All our vanes are produced in-house nothing is contracted and it stay here in the USA.
Second, you can't find them in the big stores because we have chosen for the moment to not go the retail route. We are a small specialty company and are family owned and run. Flex-Fletch vanes are distributed world wide. This site is our own distribution center for the USA, it was created because there was a need to make all of our products available in one place.
4. Glue, why have more than one glue if Flex-Bond is the reiging king of adhesion?
Flex-Bond has done us well since 1984 and is a fantastic glue for fletching arrows; strong, flexible, and goes on easy without stringing, it is tough in all weather.
But, many fletchers want to get the job done more quickly and with ZING! they can. When starting with Zing! Primer there's no reason to clean the vane base. Follow up with one of the Zing! adhesives and you've got Fast and Strong superglue adhesion.
5. Flex-Fletch vanes are more expensive than other vanes, are they worth it?
To use the old adage “You get what you pay for.” This really is true here. Flex-Fletch Vanes are produced using a process involving thermo-set resins. Other vanes use a thermo plastic extrusion process that, while fast to produce, it can't compete with our urethane. As I’m sure you know, quick and fast rarely produces the best result. Flex-Fletch vanes take much longer to process. The strips are molded, and require time to set and cure. The curing process takes 8 hours in itself. Once cured, the material is tough, tough, tough.