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« on: September 21, 2012, 10:05 AM »

What size FSD Nock do I need for a SkyShark 3PT rod...

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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2012, 11:34 AM »

It may depend on where the spar is cut because diameter changes... Buy a couple different sizes and be prepared to shim (tape wrapped on spar works well) to get the nock to fit snug.
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2012, 12:12 PM »

Yup, depends on how long your spar is.  A 3pt rod is tapered, and the small end of the rod is the end that is cut (normally) so where the cut is at will determine what the OD of the rod will be.  The shorter the rod, the larger the OD, the longer the rod, the smaller the OD.

3pt's are also available for purchase in 32.5" lengths and 40" lengths.  The ends of both of these are different so unless you are using the 3PT rod at it's full length, and know what length that is, there is no set nock size.

End caps are so inexpensive that you could probably purchase every size and still be under 20$ including shipping.

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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2012, 04:48 PM »

For an uncut 3Pt you need the 4.5 mm FSD, otherwise a 5 mm will work ... unless it is cut real short.

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