Fnord wrote:Wood isn't suitable for the stresses a compound bow will produce.
I never had a problem with wood arrows in a 55-lb compound. The highest stress point is the string trying to split the grain apart at the nock, which won't happen if you do the fletchings properly.
But yeah, you're better off buying carbon arrows if you just want to practice. They're more accurate at long range, and making arrows takes a lot of patience!
Very bad idea.
You can have 100-130 joules of energy being imparted onto that arrow in a very short time, and there's a huge amount of flexing in that arrow. Aluminium and carbon fiber are so much more suitable for handling this kind of stress.