November 04, 2010
By Tracy Breen
The new multilayer, wrapped-carbon FlatLine Surgical ($140) gives you a fast, lightweight arrow with the strength and power needed for the biggest of game. Made of Easton's arrowCarbon, the FlatLine Surgical features lightweight components. "You can only shave so much weight from a shaft before it loses strength," Easton's Rich Packer said. "We decided to shave weight off the components so we can keep our strong shaft extremely light."
The FlatLine Surgical comes with a MicroLite nock and insert that saves 48% off the weight of a traditional nock and insert. "Together you are saving about 26 grains, which makes a big difference," Packer said. Combine the component weight savings with the lightweight carbon shaft and you get an arrow that is several grains lighter than the average carbon arrow. Available sizes are: 340 (8.2 gpi), 400 (7.4 gpi), and 500 (6.5 gpi). Straightness tolerance is +/- .001", weight tolerance +/- 2.0 grains.
Contact: Easton Archery, (801) 539-1400, www.eastonarchery.com