NEWS and PRESS RELEASES (3/11/2015 to 12/31/2015) Back to current NEWS & PRESS RELEASES12/30/2015 BL Battery is in
The freshly made 2016 Firenock BL batteries have just been received. After Quality Check, we have started selling them on our web store. FYI, BL battery gives you medium brightness and it has 18-36 months shelf life counting from the date of manufacture. Below shown a photo of BL batteries in production trays.
12/29/2015 New Fax Number
Starting from 1st March 2016, our fax number (309) 356-5007 will be changed to (815) 780-1717, however old fax number (309) 356-5007 will still be valid till that day. Please update your phone book and/or database for this change in the near future.
12/21/2015 Firenock 2016 Catalog is out.
Firenock 2016 catalog was done this morning. Upcoming products are included in this catalog, but more new products are coming. Stay tuned.
What are New in 2016 Catalog:
1) Target circuit for G style Firenock in 6 colors
2) Hunting circuits for G style Firenock added up to 6 colors
3) Aero Target Concept System for 0.204", 0.244", and 0.300" ID shafts (i.e. AeroInsert-H in 3 materials plus Carbon Inner Tubes)
4) AeroPoint, up to 250 grains, for target shooters
5) AeroStab, the first Electronic Gyro stabilizer for bow with dual flywheel, full digital control and magnetic activation
Click on the catalog picture to download in pdf (Medium Size, 5.2MB)
To share the Season's Greetings with you, Firenock offers Limited Holiday Deal starting from today to 31st December 2015 or till allotment lasts.
(Click below links for immediate purchase / visit our web store "http://shop.firenock.com" .)
- Aerovane Jig Enthusiast set ($50.00 off) from $379.95 to $329.95
- Firenock AeroRest ($20.00 off) from $89.95 to $69.95
Mathews 2016 Halon Titanium kits were just added to Firenock's titanium fasteners upgrade offerings. Left one is the OEM in steel and the right one is the Firenock Titanium Upgrade kit.
11/21/2015 Obsession 2016 K32 and K34 Titanium Fasteners upgrade kit updated
Obsession 2016 K32 and K34 Titanium kits were just added to Firenock's titanium fasteners upgrade offerings. Left one is the OEM in steel and the right one is the Firenock Titanium Upgrade kit.
11/18/2015 iBowSight bracket discontinued
iBowSight was a digital pendulum bow sight which was developed in 2010 and built specifically for iPhone 4. Although iBowSight has been the most advanced bow sight on the market since it was launched, we could not get a perfect lens to work with it whilst iphone 5 / 6 are too big once mounted on the bow. Thus we decided to stop selling iBowSight bracket and its lens in Nov 2015. Re ibowsight App, we now dropped its price from $99.95 to only $1.99, so any one can have the App for fun when you are bored on the tree waiting for your trophy.
11/05/2015 Firenock AeroOutsert AOA606 back in stock
We sold out of AeroOutsert AOA606 by mid October, 2015. Our manufacturing partner did some magic so we have them back in stock today. All back orders were filled as of this afternoon.
10/20/2015 Firenock Web optimized for iPhone, iPad and easier to read
We have tried to get the Firenock web site to load faster and easier to read for many. The content is the same, but all the web pages are now also optimized with portable centric menu for your iPad and iPhone. We also updated the menu bar from the computer side, so the pull down menu is now white on black instead of red on black. For those who suggested the hyper-link should all be changed to a different color instead of just underline, we listened; it is now blue and bold. Tell us how you like the changes. Did I mention it now load faster?
10/26/2015 2016 Firenock Hat
Dorge at Firenock loves the old Advantage™ camo, which he think that it is one of the best camo for the mid west during early fall. So for 2016 Firenock hat, which has its signature dual-switches lighting system, the pattern is Oak Tree Evo and it is on a water resist chino cotton. This material holds heat well and sort of "stylish". Below are some pictures of the hat from front, and back. Tell us how you like it. This year, the brim edge is also changed to red, and it is hard to find super short brim which is ideal for bow hunters and crossbow shooters!
10/20/2015 Firenock Class
Next Firenock Dealer/Enthusiast Class is going to be held at Henry IL on 9th November 2015. For those who want to attend, below is the link for the admission form and what will be covered during the class. The class will be 4.5 hour long. Click here to get enrollment form in pdf.
09/15/2015 20% off Aerovane Demo/refurbish Jigs
We have 26 refurbish/Demo Aerovane jig bodies on hand. Anyone that does not mind a few scratch mark, it is 20% off list. Call (815) 780-1695 or eMail firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. 20% off is only applicable to the jig body as shown in photo below.
09/13/2015 Bowtech 2013 Experience and Specialist Titanium Fasteners upgrade kit updated
Bowtech 2013 Specialist and Experience Titanium kits were just added to Firenock's titanium fasteners upgrade offerings.
09/12/2015 Prime One Titanium Fasteners upgrade kit updated
Firenock has been selling the Titanium kit for Prime One STX/MX for a while, but the limb pockets and roller center screws have not been included yet. Today, these 5 special screws were received and QC, they are now part of the pack (total screw count = 30). Photo of Prime One STX/MX Titanium upgrade kit is shown below and its total weight is 962 grain..
8/25/2015 Aero Target Concept for the 0.244"-0.246" ID shafts
Since the release of the Aero Target Concept System for the target arrows 3 year ago, many customers have asked if we are going to come out with a similar system for the most popular hunting shafts which has an ID of 0.244-0.246". In order to do this correctly, we have to custom design and made a 44 million modular carbon shaft that is only 5.2 grains per inch with wall thickness of 0.021" to optimize the design of this size arrow within the parameter of the Aero Target Concept principle. We also have made the insert in 2differnt materials for those who want speed or punch. We made the inserts utilizing 2 patents that we owned to make this the best we have ever made. They are made in 7075-T5 aluminum and stainless steel, which weight 8.5 and 24.5 grains respectively. We believe this is the new page for the ultimate hunting arrow which allow you to maximize the ability of Aerovane's wind resistance capability and provide you with the flattest arrow trajectory for hunting situation without sacrifice durability and arrow drop rate.
8/25/2015 AeroPoint 250 grains
Since the release of the Aero Target Concept System for the 23/64" OD arrows, many customers have asked if we are going to come out with a 250 grain AeroPoint so they also do indoor with the arrow they already own. Here is the answer to the question. The new Firenock AP2509 weighs 250 grains and it will fit onto a 9mm arrow insert. The widest part of the Point is actually 11mm. This design gives the AeroPoint the best aerodynamic characteristics and highest impact resistance while able to push the arrow forgiveness for indoor to the max even with Aero Target Triple Spine, harmonic cancellation technology. This AeroPoint is also the first field point that we made which utilize AeroPoint™ 2.0 technology which is close to 75% stronger than what we have made. Which make it ideal for Point that has weight of 250 grains. Like all Firenock AeroPoints, AeroPoint 250 is made of HRC45 hardened stainless. The photograph below shows the latest line up of all Firenock AeroPoints.
7/28/2015 Firenock at IBO World at Ellicottville, NY starting 8/6/2015
Firenock and crew will be attending the IBO Worlds at Ellicottville, NY from 8/6/2015 to 8/9/15. We will have everything we made and the 2015 BR battery on hand. Products we are bringing should include the PAPS™, the improved APS™, the Traumahawk™ broadhead, Aerobolt™ II-G, AeroBushing™, AeroRest™, most titanium upgrade kits, and much more. If you want to try the Aero Target Concept™ arrow, we shall have a few on hand for you to try.
7/26/2015 Free Limbsaver Fletch Pods
It has been a long process, but we finally finished moving into our new office. During the move, a full case of Limbsaver Fletch Pods was discovered in our old office's basement. We used to include one with every Aerobolt sold to perfectly protect the vanes. Due to cost we stopped doing that in 2013 as many opt not to use them. Since we have the whole full box now, we will include the Limbsaver pods with every Aerobolt sold with 3 fletch. This offer applies to all current AeroBolt offerings which includes Aerobolt II-200, Aerobolt II-Dragon Slayer, and Aerobolt II-G (our new Gyro based crossbow arrow.) If you wonder what it looks like, below is a photo of 3 Aerobolt II-G with Limbsaver Fletch Pods on them. This offer ends when all current inventory is depleted.
7/22/2015 2015 BR is here!
The freshly made, 2015 Firenock BR batteries have just been delivered today and after going through Quality Control, we have started shipping to those who have placed an order and are waiting for the fresh 2015 BR batteries. The BR battery gives you the brightest light but it has only 9-12 months of shelf life; counting from the date of manufacture. Since we still have some 2014 BR batteries left we will give the old ones away for free. Anyone who makes a purchase that includes a pack of batteries on the Firenock web-store, will receive a free 3-pack of 2014 BR batteries. For example, if you buy a pack of BU and a pack of S3h-R with a pack of BL, 2 extra packs of 2014 BR will be sent to you. If you purchased a pack of BR batteries today, you will get another pack of BR batteries from last year. This offer ends when our supply of 2014 BR is depleted. A picture of the fresh BR batteries in the production tray is shown below.
7/15/2015 AeroPoint 175 grains
Since the release of the Traumahawk, many customers have asked if we are going to come out with the 175 grain AeroPoint so they do not need to use the Traumahawk for practice. Here is the answer to the question. The new Firenock AP1759 weighs 175 grains and it will fit onto a 9mm arrow insert. The widest part of the Point is actually 10mm. This design gives the AeroPoint the best aerodynamic characteristics and highest impact resistance. Like all Firenock AeroPoints, AeroPoint 175 is made of HRC45 hardened stainless. The photograph below shows the latest line up of Firenock AeroPoints.
7/15/2015 Free Battery 3-Pack
Among the 3 types of Firenock Batteries (BR, BL, BU), the BR battery gives you the brightest light but it has only 9-12 months of shelf life; counting from the date of manufacture. A new shipment of BR batteries is coming in August 2015, and we still have some 2014 BR left. Now, anyone who makes a purchase that includes a pack of batteries on the Firenock web-store, will receive a free 3-pack of 2014 BR batteries. For example, if you buy a pack of BU and a pack of S3h-R with a pack of BL, 2 extra packs of 2014 BR will be given. If you would like to buy a pack of 2014 BR now, a pack of BL will be given.
7/10/2015 to 7/12/15, Marengo OH, IBO Shots
Firenock and crew will be at IBO 3rd Leg National Championship Triple Crown starting 7/10/2015 to 7/12/15. We shall have everything we made on hand to show. Including the PAPS, the improved APS, the Traumahawk broadhead, Aerobolt II-G, AeroBushing, AeroRest and many more. If you want t try the Aero Target Concept Arrow, I shall have a few on hand for you to try. We shall be in our big white tent with a Firenock Flag(s) in front just like last year. You will not be able to miss us.
6/12/2015 to 6/14/15 Erie PA, IBO shots
Firenock and crew will be at IBO shoot starting 6/12/2015 to 6/14/15. We shall have everything we made on hand to show. Including the PAPS, the improved APS, the Traumahawk broadhead, Aerobolt II-G, AeroBushing, AeroRest and many more. If you want t try the Aero Target Concept Arrow, I shall have a few on hand for you to try. We shall be in our big white tent with a Firenock Flag(s) in front just like last year. You will not be able to miss us. See you there!
5/29/2015 to 5/31/2015 London KY, ASA shots
The Firenock crew (Dorge) will be at the ASA shoot from 5/29/2015 to 5/31/2015. We will have all of our products on hand including the PAPS, the improved APS, the new 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 shall have a few on hand for you to try. See you there!
5/13/2015 to 5/16/2015 Bedford IN, IBO s<br/>hots
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.