Why so Skinny?
As most of you know wind is not an Archer's friend, oh it can be if you're hunting and you're downwind but normally that's not the case :-)
In target archery, the wind is constantly pulling you off target and you are constantly trying to time your shot or wait for an even breeze that you can estimate where your arrow will land --- it's been that way since outdoor archer started.
The OUTSIDE DIAMETER of your stabilizer shaft is one of the main items that can make a big difference in aiming. Weight will also make a difference.
(For the art of this discussion your shooting stance will not be discussed.)
There It's always a balance in everything you do --- if technology was there you could have your stabilizer the OD of a noodle but that is not to be! In the testing that we've done the size that we have chosen seems to be optimal for our lineup and price points!
Ten years ago or so we experimented with many stabilizer shapes including oval stabilizers, stabilizers with holes in them, and everything in between. We found the disadvantages in each shape would outweigh the advantages of producing that shape when the wind changed direction and in our wind tunnel test in a big way.
The ONLY one was a small diameter rod as no matter what angle the wind is pushing on that rod it is the same every time. Our early experiments with a flat oval shape were great if the wind was parallel with the wedge shape but on an up or down draft. It was worse than a round stabilizer -- Much worse!
The same is true with holes drilled in your stabilizer, if the wind was perfect everything would be fine. But when the wind comes in at an angle, and the sides of the hole act as a sail and it will push you off target!
Pic below of early SLA of our oval stabilizer rod prototype from around 2012 as best as I can remember!
I could go on and on, but as a manufacturer, you have to think about cost and what you can bring to the public at a fair price, the only thing is the smaller the diameter yet keeping that rod stiff or stiffer than a large diameter rod and there lies the problem! - as you are fighting against physics, All things being equal but in this case you gotta cheat!
We use a modulus of carbon that is not so readily available as the common types that are used by most stabilizer companies as they don't need it because their diameter is more. Many of our module formulas are used for some pretty high aerospace stuff and hence there are times when we have trouble getting it as it is purchased in huge amounts by aerospace companies. Some modules we have to do special orders for and there is a backlog of months.
We at Doinker make our products look as nice and clean looking as possible great with graphics, etc, etc. We know the consumer takes pride in their equipment and that is important but the function is the omnipotent factor we pride ourselves on - We are committed to FUNCTION and RELIABILITY is what we pride ourselves on.
I want to make the BEST product we can for the shooter, if I can make a better product for the shooter to shoot better, they will talk and the world will soon know about it, word gets out and it gets out fast, shooters talk !!
Our small diameter stabilizer come in 3 different stiffnesses (to be 4 by the end of the year) for the shooter's needs.
Quality from one to another is the same, the ONLY difference is the modulus of the carbon itself!
In addition to our standard lengths, we can "cut to size" if you want something not standard.
Remember we are here to help you be a better shooter.
Call us anytime for advice --- whether you shoot our product or not -- our goal is to help YOU, the shooter!