Easton RX-7—A New Concept For Indoor Recurve Arrow Shafts

NEW Easton tapered arrow allows a bigger line-catcher at lower bow and point weights

New for the 2020 indoor season, Easton has announced an innovative, more technically advanced indoor arrow shaft for recurve finger shooters—the all-new RX-7 series. The new RX-7 7178 aluminum shafts incorporate a rear taper that allows recurve archers to shoot a bigger arrow at a lower bow weight with less point weight. This allows shooters to maintain maximum shaft diameter for higher scoring potential. Available in three spines- 525, 475, and 420- in 21, 22, and 23 diameters. This size mix spans recurve bow weights from 30-52lbs and draw lengths from 23 to 32.5”.

Team USA’s Brady Ellison and Jack Williams have tested the RX-7 throughout the 2018-19 competition season, along with some of the world’s top archers. The RX-7 is based on the same proven design principle as the X10 and A/C/E shafts, with a flexible, forgiving rear taper. Williams said: “The rear tapered design of the RX-7 creates the most forgiving aluminum arrow for a recurve archer. It allows archers to use a lighter point weight to achieve the proper tune, creating a faster release and better arrow flight.” This design element drops the dynamic spine of the arrow shaft by up to one full size, which allows the use of a larger diameter and lighter point.

Until now, many shooters seeking maximum diameter arrow shafts often needed to compromise the bow tune, and potentially compromise shooting technique forgiveness, by using super-heavy points, leading to greater error potential with slight natural release inconsistencies. By using a normal weight point, and a precision engineered, more flexible rear taper with a weight-forward design, RX-7 series shafts provide the ultimate in finger release forgiveness.  RX-7 uses full-strength 7178-T9 alloy that easily copes with tough European target materials.

For example, the RX-7 (23) has a spine of 0.420, compared to a spine of 0.342 for the equivalent Easton X23 2315 shaft.  As an example, this allows the RX-7 23-420 to be tuned with an Easton 2315 NIBB point, at a normal shaft length.  Compare this to the X23 2315, which is often tuned by recurve shooters with a heavy, 200 or 300 grain aftermarket point, at a longer than normal shaft length.  RX-7 shafts are available from your authorized Easton dealer starting in August 2019 and are 100% Made in the USA. 

The updated tuning chart for the RX-7 is available online at www.eastonarchery.com