FIRENOCK LATEST NEWS and PRESS RELEASES
The Firenock crew (Dorge) will be at the IBO shoot from 5/13/2015 to 5/16/2015. We will have all of our products on hand including the PAPS, the improved APS, the Traumahawk broadhead, Aerobolt II-G, AeroRest, and many more items. If you want to try the Aero Target concept arrow and the new Aerobolt II-G, I will even have a few on hand for you to try. See you there!
5/11/2015 Traumahawk ready for prime time
Traumahawk is the first non-sharp broadhead that is meant to fully utilize the high kinetic energy of today's high power crossbows. Traumahawk is made of 45HRC stainless steel, 4 mm thick and 175 grains. It is designed to grab, then tear (i.e. not cut). This process allows the largest amount of blunt force trauma to be transferred to a typical large 300 lbs North American white tail deer, which will cause a significantly larger exit wound than a regular broadhead. In case Traumahawk hits bones, the extreme single bevel grind dual chisel front will split the bones easily. Traumahawk is designed to use with crossbows which can deliver no less than 135 lbf. To use the Traumahawk to its full potential, Firenock also designed a whole new crossbow bolt to go with it, the AeroBolt II-G (will be released within 2 weeks). Traumahawk plus the AeroBolt II-G and Firenock lighted nock will result in a weight of ~ 570 grains. When shooting AeroBolt II-G with Traumahawk on the new Scorpyd V-Tec Extreme 175, the energy delivered after 100 yards of flight will still be over 180 lbf at about 350 fps. Suggested retail price is $59.95 for a 3-pk (available within 1 week).
5/11/2015 APS (Arrow Preparation System) support improved
APS is a compact, high precision, and user friendly 3-in-1 tool (Arrow spinner, Squaring tool, Tuning tool) which is loved by many archers. Now the 2015 APS is even better as it is equipped with the same crown sealed ball bearings as used on PAPS. These custom made ball bearings make the new APS arrow support more rigid, thus giving you better power control while grinding and squaring and also eliminating the inevitable play found in the previous APS arrow support (which utilize a brass shoulder screw and standard linear ball bearings). You can actually feel the difference!
5/8/2015 D nock Series 2 (i.e. D2)
Due to the fact that PSE has made the factory nock on TAC bolts non removable starting in August 2014, many customers have chosen the Firenock AeroBolt II-200 26" instead of the TAC bolt. The original TAC bolt has 0.298" ID while AeroBolt has 0.300" ID. As we originally designed the D nock to fit 0.298" ID perfectly, the D nock could be a bit loose on the Aerobolt. Also many customers have discovered the high reliability of the D nock and used it on other 0.300" ID crossbow bolts. Due to the demand, we decided to make another D nock to fit 0.300" ID perfectly. Thus D nock Series 2 (i.e. D2) was introduced. For those who use 0.298 ID arrows (e.g. original TAC bolts, Easton arrows), please use the D1. For those who use 0.300" ID arrows (e.g. Aerobolt, Black Eagle Executioner, Gold Tip Laser III, III), please use the D2.
4/30/2015 Extreme Shock End Cap Tool in Stainless Steel
After the great reviews from customers who have used the stainless XF tool that is used for the D, F, J, M, Q, and V styles that we introduced not long ago, Firenock has decided that the older S style end cap tool should get a revision too. The new 45mm stainless tool for the S style has a slot on the head so it can be easily distinguished from the XF tool which is 47 mm in length. The fact remains, the installation of the end cap is extremely critical for the operation of a Firenock, thus only the best and most accurate tool will do.
4/28/2015 AeroInsert A for 0.244" ID shaft in Stainless Steel
The AeroInsert-A family has grown significantly since its introduction. The new AIA24S (AeroInsert-A for 0.244" - 0246" ID shaft with stainless steel) has just been received. After quality control inspection and packaging, it can be purchase on our web store. AIA24S is about 300% heavier (30 grains) compared to the Aluminum (10 grains). For those who would like a heavier and stronger material for his/her inserts in the S size arrow, this will be your answer. Below is the photo of the entire family of AeroInsert-A inserts that Firenock has made as of today.
4/21/2015 Titanium Bearing Roller Shoulder Screws for Hoyt and Prime Bows
3 special size screws are now available for Firenock Titanium Bolt Upgrade Kits for Bows. These special Ti screws are made for Hoyt (Turbo Spyder ZT, Nitrum) and Prime (Rival/ion and Alloy) Upgrade Kits. The price of the mentioned kits on our web store is now revised. Photo below: Top one for 2014 / earlier Hoyt bows with 2 separate roller screws; Middle one for Prime bows; Bottom one for 2015 Hoyt bows which utilized a stacked double roller system.
4/11/2015 Free BR battery
Among the 3 types of Firenock Batteries (BR, BL, BU), the BR battery gives you the brightest light but has only 9-12 months of shelf life; counting from the time it was made. Since a new lot of BR batteries is coming in, last year's lot needs to go. Beginning now, with any purchase on the Firenock web-store, a free pack(s) of BR batteries will be given for each number of battery packs purchased. For example, if you buy a pack of BU batteries and a pack of S3h-R with a pack of BL, 2 packs of BR will be given. This offer is valid while supplies last.
4/10-4/13/2015 Deer and Turkey Classic at Madison WI
Firenock will be at the Madison Field and Stream Deer and Turkey Expo (Booth 1218) from April 10 - 13. PAPS, AeroRest, Aerovane, FACT Technology etc. will be there. See you there.
4/9/2015 Stainless Extreme Shock End Cap Installation Tool for D, J, Q, F, V, & M style Firenock
It was discovered that some of the Extreme Shock End Cap Installation Tools that were packed with the D, J, Q, F, V, & M style Firenocks were a bit short for the Firenock system to seat perfectly. After inspection, we have concluded that some of the tools in the last batch have a variance in length (45.5 mm vs standard 47.0 +/-1 mm). To resolve this issue, we have custom made a new tool which is made of stainless steel using a CNC machine to ensure durability and accuracy. There is no change in price for this upgrade. The photo below shows the new tool (top) and the out of specification tool (bottom).
4/2/2015 Aerovane Jig 4-way Adjustable Neck Improvement
Firenock has been sold out of the adjustable neck since 1/8/2015. The new shipment of the adjustable neck was received 2 days ago. It has been inspected for quality control and is now part of the inventory. The pin part of the base as well as the neck knob used to be machine cut from a single piece of brass. Now, the pin part is now made of stainless steel for extra strength and durability. There is no price increase for this improvement. The photo below shows (from left to right) the new neck knob, the old neck knob, and the new base knob.
4/1/2015 Athens bow Titanium complete upgrade kit
Firenock has been selling the Titanium Bolt Upgrade kits for Athens bows for a while, but the Titanium String Stop Hold Rod screw for the 2015 Athens Solace has not been available up to this point. Yesterday, this special Titanium screw was received and inspected for quality control today. It is now part of the Universal fit pack and the total screw count is increased from 23 to 26. With this special Titanium screw, we also decided to offer the universal fit Titanium Kits for all the bows made by Athens in a single pack. The photo below does not show the 2 extra screws that are now included in the new universal fit Titanium kit. These two extra screws are for the draw specific cam modules.
2015/03/20 Bowtech Prodigy/Boss Titanium complete upgrade kit
Firenock has been selling the Titanium kit for Bowtech Prodigy/Boss for a while but 6 ultra short 5/32" cam screws have not been included yet. These 6 special screws were received and QC today and it is now part of the pack. This increased the total screw count from 23 to 29. Photo of OEM (left, 1662 gn) vs Titanium (right, 926 gn) screw set below.
3/19/2015 Custom limb tip plate for Mathews bow in stock
Firenock has been selling modified factory limb tip plates (lighter and lower profile than the original ones) for Mathews bows. Now, the new custom design limb tip plate with our Patented Titanium fastener kit is available for sale. This new plate is made of 7075 Aluminum and is type 2 level 3 black anodized.
3/19/2015 Stainless AeroInsert for Aerobolt-II Gyro (0.300") has arrived today
The new Firenock Stainless AeroInsert-Hybrid for the AeroBolt-II Gyro crossbow bolt (0.300" size) has arrived today. This new AeroInsert will be sold exclusively with AeroBolt-II Gyro crossbow bolts which we plan to release with Trumahawk broadheads by the middle of April 2015.
3/19/2015 New AeroInsert-A in 0.300" size
The new Firenock Stainless AeroInsert-A for 0.300" size arrow (MSRP $39.95 for a dozen) has arrived today. This AeroInsert is exclusively designed and made for South Shore Archery.
3/18/2015 New Lower Price for all Stainless Steel AeroInserts
Effective March 18, 2015 the price for all Firenock Stainless Steel AeroInserts are now $39.95 instead of $44.95 as a result of our efforts to locate a quality supplier offering a more competitive price.
3/16/2015 Firenock G is in stock
G nocks (available in red, green, and clear) and G3 lighted nock packs are now available for sale. With the release of this new nock, "0e" style is phased out which is Easton deep size specific. Firenock "G" is our lightest nock with only 4.04 grains and utilizes our patented compression fitting system which can fit shafts as small as 0.165" to as large as 0.1665" without glue.
3/13/2015 Firenock will be attending Ohio Deer and Turkey Expo
We will be at the Ohio Deer and Turkey Expo in Columbus, Ohio the weekend of March 13-15. If you plan to go, we will see you there.
3/11/2015 Titanium Kit Installation Service
For those who would love to have our Titanium Upgrade Kit for their bow, but do not have access to a bow press or do not have a Firenock authorized dealer nearby, Firenock LLC now offers Titanium Kit Installation Service. For details about this service, please visit our Web Store's Titanium section.