Admittedly I was skeptical before making this purchase being that it was right off the shelf in a pre-packaged box in Walmart and not a bow pro-shop. However, the price seemed right for the name brand on the box and I figured with a name like Carbon Express that they couldn't really be a bad choice. I don't regret the purchase, but if I could do it again I might be apt to look at something else. The price tag of $40 really isn't all that much of a deal when compared to other good brands and quality that's out there when matched up to a comparable arrow. The shaft is straight and true, the Blazer vanes are the name brand ones, not knock offs and the knocks are adjustable and are snug enough in the shaft that they don't slide in and out on their own. The semi-disappointing thing that sticks out for me with this setup is the general sloppy glue job on the vanes. The vanes don't look like they had much TLC when they were glued on because it literally looks like the glue was painted on with a popsicle stick, and I've already had one vane come clean off in a styrofoam target.
All in all it's not a bad arrow, however if you have your own fletching tool and glue I would highly recommend you strip off the vanes and redo it yourself before you even take a shot. The materials are quality, just doesn't seem the craftsmanship on the assembly line is. If someone asked me if they should get them I would first recommend looking around at all their options, but over all I wouldn't steer them away from Speed Freaks. If it wasn't for the poor glue on the vanes this would be a 5 star Overall rating instead of my 4 stars, and if the price was closer to $30 - $35 the Value would be a bit better, and more appropriate.
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