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Experiments in Rigidity of Arrows

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To furnish data on this subject, the following arrows loaned by Joseph Jessop were measured and tested as to rigidity:

Rigidity of arrows

Rigidity is an essential feature of an arrow for the reason that the force of the bowstring exerted upon the nock must be transmitted along its axis in a direct line, without lateral dispersion, if the missile is to obtain maximum momentum.

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