Originally Posted by Konrad
I would want to be watching from a remote camera though.
Now you know why I asked, vs. attempting !
If done using something like a Bar-Clamp (screw crank type) to apply pressure (thus limited to a given distance) vs. say balancing 155#s of weight (thus unlimited till it hits the floor) on one end of a shaft. It shouldn't be risky, but not necessarily safe either.
To my thinking, a Bar-Clamp would be similar to Hydrostatic testing done on Scuba tanks vs. testing a Scuba tank by pressuring it with Air (destructive and bloody dangerous). Using a Bar-Clamp, once the arrow shaft bends at all, the pressure is relieved, and the clamp ends don't continue closing. Still safety precautions would be warranted, the shaft could spring off sideways.
There is the question if such a method would cause the arrow shaft to bend (flex) as it normally does when shot, or crush.
I would give it a try, but currently I don't have a Spine tester, thus a way to compare the two results. If only money grew on trees, or I could spend like the Federal Government.
for all the work you and others have put into the whole TAC-15 Arrow (shaft, fletching, inserts, knocks, glue) testing. From what little I have done, I know it is a time consuming and often a no-progress endeavor.