Carbon Shafts

Carbon arrow injuries, aluminum safer?

I saw some pretty horrific pictures today of bow shooters with their hands impale by pieces of a carbon arrow that broke after being shot. I'm about to get into the archery sport, and I just want to know before I buy my arrows, will it be safer to buy aluminum shaft arrows instead of carbon? People said aluminum ones aren't as strong, but right now I'm more concern with the safety factor. Yes, I do know that I'm suppose to always check carbon arrows for cracks before I shoot them, but we're all human and sometimes people will forget and make mistakes. I just don't want my hand embedded with carbon shrapnel. So should I get carbon or aluminum? Maybe the new full metal jacket ones will be a good compromise?

As a side note, my first bow will be a recurve somewhere around the 30-35 lb draw range. Does the power of the bow affect the chances of an arrow breakage?
Don't like compounds, I'm all for traditional. Won't be using it for hunting, only target and field shooting.

If this is your first bow, I'd say go aluminum. Get the Platinum Plus from Easton, much cheaper and a hell of a lot better build than carbon arrows twice its price. The key with aluminum is to choose shafts with thick walls. When you look at the shaft sizes, you have a 4 digit number. The first 2 digits represents the outer diameter of the shaft, while the second 2 digits represents the wall thickness. With Plats, you want to get something with a 16 wall thickness. That's 16/1000", so 1516 or 1716 etc. The size/stiffness of these shafts will depend on 2 major factors, and 1 not so major one. The major factors are drawlength and draw weight at that drawlength. The one other factor is the bow design and material. Certain newer top end limbs will be so fast that they need stiffer arrows compared to older bows of the same drawweight.

Now, carbon shafts, carbon shafts break yes, but it's your responsibility to make sure before you shoot to check for micro cracks. To do that, you bend the arrow and turn the shaft while listening for cracking noises. Well built carbon shafts will last a very long time, but well built carbon arrows are also at least 3 times more expensive than the Plats. Some durable arrows include the Gold Tip, and the Carbon Express. Not all carbon arrows are built to be durable mind you. Some are built for speed sacrificing durability.

So, my vote is get yourself a set of Platinums, these shafts, while cheap had been the world record holder for a rather long time at 18m and 25m.

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Easton 264133 A C E 620 Raw Shaft 12 Pack
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12pcs 31 Long Turkey Feather Carbon Shaft Bow Spine 500 F Arrow Archery Sports
12pcs 31 Long Turkey Feather Carbon Shaft Bow Spine 500 F Arrow Archery Sports
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6pcs Archery Carbon Arrow Shaft True Turkey Feather SPF500 For Recurve Bow CN
6pcs Archery Carbon Arrow Shaft True Turkey Feather SPF500 For Recurve Bow CN
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Victory Archery Victory Rip XV Gamer Shafts 300 1 Doz black New
Victory Archery Victory Rip XV Gamer Shafts 300 1 Doz black New
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80cm Long Turkey Feather Carbon Shaft Bow Spine 500 F Arrow Hunting Archery
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6X30 Pink Red Pure Carbon Arrows SP340 Shaft 87GPI Hunting F Compound Bow
6X30 Pink Red Pure Carbon Arrows SP340 Shaft 87GPI Hunting F Compound Bow
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12X30 Carbon Arrows Mixed Shaft Spine 1000 Compound Bow Archery Hunting OD 6mm
12X30 Carbon Arrows Mixed Shaft Spine 1000 Compound Bow Archery Hunting OD 6mm
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Carbon Express Eastman Carbon Express Heritage Shafts 75 1 Doz Model 50510
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Carbon Express Eastman Carbon Express MayhemDS Shafts 350 1 doz Model 50875
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Gold Tip Kinetic Kaos Shafts 300 1 Dozen Model Kaos300s
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Easton Ion Pink shafts 500
Easton Ion Pink shafts 500
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Carbon Express Maxima Hunter Arrow Shaft sz250 12pk 50675
Carbon Express Maxima Hunter Arrow Shaft sz250 12pk 50675
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1 Dozen Easton Full Metal Jacket 400 black fletched carbon arrows w blazers
1 Dozen Easton Full Metal Jacket 400 black fletched carbon arrows w blazers
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BLOODLINE ARROWS WITH BLAZER VANES CUT FREE
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Carbon Express Maxima Red Arrow Shaft 250 12Pk 50751
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Beman Centershot 500 Raw Shafts 1 Dozen
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CXL PRO SHAFTS CARBON EXPRESS WITH NOCK BUSHINGS 1 DZ
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12pk Gold Tip Velocity Pro 400 Carbon Arrow Shafts
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