Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Dan189

My First Robin Hood

18 posts in this topic

Here are some pics of my first robin hood. I bought my PSE (first bow) last July, and have shot only 5-6 months, although very heavily (2-5 days a week) for a bulk of that time.

This was taken this Sunday. A friend of mine (fishlakeman) who doesn't bow hunt, shot the first arrow (Maxima 350g carbon arrow) and placed it on the shoulder. I quickly drew back, put orange on orange and the rest was history.

It was really loud crack, and split the orange nock right down the center, and lodged over 2/3 of the way through the arrow before running out of force. As you can see it appears to have gone in at an angle from the pictures, however that was where it came to rest after the carbon split and absorbed the torque. The nock, exactly the same as the orange one in picture 3, was split perfectly down the middle.

I was pretty excited, and knew it was something special right when it happened. I can't even fathom the odds, with so many factors, and such fractional room for error.

0221.jpg

0211.jpg

0241.jpg

0251.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Awesome stuff.. I did that to a guy during the world qualifiers a couple years back.. Its always fun to look at the guys whos arrow you toasted and smile and say.. Hey, nice shot I was aiming there too.. 8-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Awesome stuff.. I did that to a guy during the world qualifiers a couple years back.. Its always fun to look at the guys whos arrow you toasted and smile and say.. Hey, nice shot I was aiming there too.. 8-)

Haha, except for in this case, it was my $12 arrow. Still worth every penny!

In your many travels and competitions have you seen that often dietz? I've been trying to find out exactly how rare it is, but I barely pulled a 'B' in physics, which was a while ago. Any idea?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dan- unfortunately, its quite a bit more common now that it was years ago. With now days knocking systems, where the knock slips into a bushing its quite a bit easier(not saying its easy, just easier). You still have to hit it pretty near spot on, but if you do, it will blow the knock up and then follow the bushing even if its not a perfect bushing hit, it can follow it up.

about 20 years ago, most were aluminum arrows, and the knocking systems were quite a bit different. Arrows were aluminum and had a point on the knocking end, you then slid the knock which was a cone over the point of the arrow to make the back part of the arrow.. So, to robin hood then... it had to be a "Perfect" hit..

For the most part, I no longer aim at the same spot.. it gets quite expensive. I do have my orginal robin hood with the aluminum arrows.. I still have the one from the world qualifiers. I also have one that I got during a FITA that I got at 60 yards.

I still think your odds of getting a robin hood are slim.. but they are better now days with the arrows we are using than before.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There's a guy who shoots at our archery range who only shoot one spot targets and usually shoots about 8-10 arrows before he retrieves them. He's always trying to get robin hoods- he saves them in his basement. Last week he got one and said to me, "ya know what that is, Scott? That's my 182 robin hood." He's saved every one he's ever had- all 364 arrows! He's a good buddy of my brother's and my bro has seen them- it's not [PoorWordUsage]. Crazy...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

my personal opinion.. and this may be wrong.. but if you have more than one arrow in the target and then stack another in there.. its not an official robin hood.. if you have 300 arrows in the target, your odds are obviously better.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I totally agree with you. He just likes stacking arrows, so he runs a bunch of them in there. Also, he likes refletching- which he does a lot of.

I think it's silly, but it seems to amuse him.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Deitz,

In the archery world is there a agreed upon definition of the term 'robin hood'?

Im just wondering how exacting it has to be, since in my case the arrow only was able to penetrate 3/4 of the carbon arrow, does that qualify?

I'm currently shooting at 65#, if I increased it to 70, 75 (mine only goes to 70) do you think it would have penetrated much further?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think to actually have a true "Robin Hood" you would have to shoot both arrows yourself in succession.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I shot my first and only one while testing my new bow at the shop. Matthews Hyperlite. Shot first arrow and then wack, stuck it right threw the other, pretty neat, and the arrows were the stores.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've only connected two arrows end to end once, but that is enough. I've broken several knocks though.

The one I did didn't penetrate more than an inch past the nock, but it was in a straight line. My robin hood was over 4ft long.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think to actually have a true "Robin Hood" you would have to shoot both arrows yourself in succession.

My oppinion as well. Your own arrows, first shot >>----> second shot >>>---->

If the first was your buddies, and the second was yours, then all you have is an expensive mistake.

A nice shot dont get me wrong, but an expensive mistake none the less.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I doubt there is a "written Rule" to robin hoods.. be proud of your shot! It was a good one!.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Dietz. I am very proud, once I figure out how im going to hand it, it will be on the wall.

just nice to get insight from others that shoot.

I can't specifically recall the original movie/fable, but doesn't he shoot through another gentlemen's arrow, or is it his own?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That is the problem with shooting one spots! You hit arrows and robin hood arrows! To me it is a waste of an arrow and a waste of money!! But if ya don't mind buying new arrows more power to ya!! I personally haven't done it, but I shoot five spots so that i do not do it! It is kind of cool though that you actually aimed right at the arrow and nailed it!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice shot Dan189. I haven't had one in a few years. My first and second came within 5 shots of each other. Both times with just one arrow in the target. I have one of them, I think the other is still at Archery Country in St Cloud. Both were carbons and went straight in and didn't split out the sides. Just thinking about it makes me miss my Hoyt Havoc even more!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have only made two of these shots but it is cool how the arrows go inside the other. Both of mine were with alum. arrows.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • We live in some sort of Bizarro world now - Sarah Palin calling Trump sinfully stupid.     Here's another one from Ann Coulter, who literally wrote a book "In Trump We Trust"    
    • You do realize that if the taxes were done that way, the cities would get $2.53 billion richer, and rural areas would get $2.53 billion poorer. The 7 county metro pays substantially more taxes (nearly 2/3 of the states total) than the other 80 counties in Minnesota combined, but only receives roughly half of the state expenditures.   Sorry to break it to you, but rural America is not fiscally solvent. Those citiots you speak of are bankrolling the entire country. It's easy to see on this chart: more urban states are to the left (givers) and more rural states are to the right (takers).  
    • I tried to purchase the screws yetti uses from Fastenal who is their vendor for the screws. They are only sold in large reels designed for a self loading screwgun. I finally called Casey at Glacial lake docks where I purchased my yetti and he sent me out the amount I needed. They work great to add additional fir strips. The plastic used to tie them together comes right off as you screw them in. Hope that helps. 
    • Sorry...was wrong on the specs.   Manufacturer is Core Ice.  It was 1450# for a 12' and 1250# for a 8'.  
    • I believe you want to use a zinc coated or galvanized steel according to the charts.  I'm sure someone will come along to correct me
    • In the back room there is a company that is using bonded foam panels (similar to garage door panels, but really clean looking), and had weights of 1250# for a 12' and 1450# for a 16'.  Aluminum trailer frames that could convert to a skid frame.  Can't recall the name.  I'm sure they were spendy, but I can see a concept like that going somewhere for the hardcore fishing crowd.   Yetti, Firebrand, Big Bite, and Glacier all had really nice display models.      Lots of campers (disguised as fish houses) out there at prices that make me want to jump into the business.  I was in two different manufacturers houses with prices well over $30k that had wire nuts for connections.  That is going to be a fun adventure for someone 2-3 years down the road when they find out their manufacturer saved $15 on their wiring.           
    • Thank you for all the help!  Ended up going with the Marcum VS485C.  After some research, there were a few other Marcums that were on the list (825 & 625), the Aqua Vu HD, and the Pan Cam.  The mini cams from all manufactures weren't what I was looking for, but they are cool and do have their place.     After seeing everything in person, I think the Aqua Vu HD had the best camera/screen.  The Marcums were a little bit behind, but the 825, 625, 485, and Pan Cam had similar real life clarity.  The 485 won out because of the $300 price point vs the others at $450-700, and was almost identical for resolution, other than the HD.
      I honestly think these cameras are all about 5+ years behind in technology in comparison to the broader camera/tv screen market.  Running off a 7-9ah battery is probably one of the limiting factors.  Another may be the cold.  The main reason (IMO) is that the manufacturers are hoping they can incrementally rape us by trickling out technology each year, similar to the computer manufacturers of the 90s/early 2000's.  For the price of a middle of the road underwater camera, I can buy a Chinese made 50" TV (these all have Chinese made 5-8" screens) and a GoPro or Sony Action Cam (which is 10x's the picture quality).       
    • Any newcomers in the wheelhouse business at the Ice show in St. Paul?
    • Im sure it's hard to see through your Liberal tears.  
  • Our Sponsors