BlackOut X1 Pro Carbon Arrows - 2'' Blazer Vanes
During the summer of 2012, my best friend convinced my family to visit the Miami Springs Archery Club. That night we shot club bows and decided that it would be a fun family hobby to start. My wife saw how frustrated I was becoming with my accuracy, so for my birthday in August, she bought me a nice bow from Bass Pro Shops where I worked part-time. My accuracy improved greatly as did my joy of shooting.
That fall of 2012, the club announced that they would be hosting one of the sites for the Florida State Archery’s ‘Indoor Championships’ the following March, 2013. As a host, they invited several competitive archers to shoot at our club and provided a local expert to coach us on shooting skills. My first change was better arrows. The RedHead Blackout X-1 Pro, carbon arrows were my choice. I practiced many nights shooting from the street in front of my house into our garage, which was a bad idea in many respects, but made concentrating during the indoor shoots a breeze.
I competed in the March Tournament and won the Senior Male Bow Hunter Free Style (SMBHFS) division, shooting a respectable score. Your Blackout arrows were very accurate. I looked around during the competition at the high end arrows used by the devoted Archers and took a great deal of pride in outshooting most of them with my off the rack, stock arrows. This year I used the X-1 Pro's to compete in the 2014 State Archery Championships. Again I won my division without the garage shooting practice. This time I set a new State record in my new division “Silver Senior Male Bow Hunter Free Style (SSMBHFS)”. Again I found myself wondering why so many spent hundreds of dollars on their expensive arrows when you could get such a solid, quality arrow off the rack. Thanks, Bass Pro Shops and Carbon Express for giving me that quality at an affordable price. Now, after only two years of shooting archery, I have two State Championships, a nice 8pt Buck, a 150lb boar and a newfound family hobby. How can I not recommend your products to others.
Both years I used the RedHead Blackout 60lb bow, RedHead Blackout X-1 carbon arrows and a RedHead release. I have the confidence that if I were to practice I could compete at the ‘Nationals’ level, with the same equipment. I’m not intimidated by the big name high priced equipment. I’m a hard working family guy that has found the right tools for the job.
April 2, 2014
Not the same
I shoot Gold Tip velocity pro 340
With a straightness Tol +/- 0.001"
I was told the gold tip made the blackout X1 340 and that it was the same arrow which maybe true it being made by gold tip and also +/-0.001 straightness
Fact blackout shoots 10ft pre second slower but over all shoots as straight and flys just as good just is a slower arrow
So if speed isn't your thing great arrow to buy
January 4, 2015
Inexpensive Price - Great Arrows!
I have spent hours looking at arrows: straightness, weight, price, etc. I found these and notice that the weight tolerance and straightness is much higher than many of the competitors overpriced arrows. I have had these arrows for less than a year: 3 deer and 1 turkey. I have also changed out the nocks to Nocturnals. The Nocturnals work great just to see the arrows flight and where it hits the game. When I am practicing, I need to shoot at different circles on my target so not to hit the other arrows. Perfect! I could not be happier.
Keep it up Redhead!
April 26, 2014
I was very hesitant about buying these arrows as I have not had much luck with the Redhead brand fishing gear. The archery tech highly recommended them and I took his word as I was not afraid to return them and get something else. I am very happy that I went home with these arrows. They are super fast, super straight and pack a punch. After these arrows break the sound barrier, they will deliver a fatal blow to that white tail buck deer. I shoot the 400 / 8 gpi with the new Bear Agenda 6, which puts this arrow 2 inches through the rear of the target
January 18, 2014