ASTM F2031 - 05(2010)

    Standard Test Method for Measurement of Arrow Shaft Static Spine (Stiffness)

    Active Standard ASTM F2031 | Developed by Subcommittee: F08.16

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.07


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    Significance and Use

    This test method is intended to provide a stable industry standard by which benchmarks and comparisons can be made by manufacturers and consumers.

    This test method is intended to clarify and define arrow spine or stiffness as it pertains to the archery industry and sport.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the formulation and designation of arrow spine measurement standards and nomenclature for arrow shafts.

    1.2 The English system of measurement, specifically inches of deflection, shall be used for all spine values expressed for a given arrow shaft.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 97.220.40 (Outdoor and water sports equipment)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/F2031-05R10

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