The newest addition to the Bohning family of vanes is the IMPULSE - this revolutionary vane is the result of over 2 years of research in aerodynamics and materials engineering. IMPULSE is a super low-profile, light-weight, high-durability vane that is blowing away the competition across the country and the globe. Thanks to its low profile, the IMPULSE has 14% less chance of hitting the arrow rest than the leading Mylar vane. Further tests show that in the event of rest contact, there is significantly less shaft deflection than with Mylar vanes.
The composite vane material [a technology typically used in the aerospace industry] maintains its stiffness while resulting in 50% less weight than our standard material. This, combined with its low profile, makes the IMPULSE very efficient in high winds and unstable conditions. Though this vane was designed primarily for Olympic Recurve shooters, compound shooters around the world are also reporting fabulous results. Full research findings, product reviews and testimonials can be found on our website at www.bohning.com
I shot the 3 Impulse vanes at Kennesaw Archery Club so I could shoot them at a myriad of distances and the 3 hour drive was worth it!! Not only did the Impulse group great, but the tune of the bows didnt really change. I used to have right to left issues as I changed distances, but this didnt happen yesterday. 70 meters was grouping and when I moved to 50 meters I didnt have any issues with where my groups went. Also, some of the targets need their material changed out so I had some wicked pass-throughs too. The Impulse vanes came through perfectly!! I used to shoot Italian vanes after using spin vanes, they are a stiffer mylar, but would still have breakage from contact with the rest or the clicker. None of those issues with the Impulse. I had some amazing groups, even though Im fighting a horrible cold and just cranked the poundage up on the bows a bit for outdoor. I tested against the Eli Vanes and the Gas Pro vanes. Pass-throughs on those vanes arent as bad as with Spin Wings but they still get trashed or creased. I had 6 of each vane fletched up and the groups with the Impulse were just tighter, no doubt about it. Plus I like that theyre made in America! Ill be fletching more arrows with the Impulse to take with me to the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center to test in the sometimes wickedly gusting winds there. The Impulse vanes are very forgiving of my shooting style and have won me over. Im shooting Bohning! -Lee Ford, Recurve Archer, Team USA
Impulse is currently available in 3 and 4 lengths and 7 colors.