Traditional Only Shafts

A few months ago I received a half dozen Traditional Only shafts from At first glance I was not that big of a fan, only because of the diameter of the arrows. I am used to my Easton Axis arrows and love them. However, I wanted to test out a new shaft only because the Easton axis shafts are indeed pricey.

The Traditional Only shafts are a great shaft overall. I found these shafts easy to tune, extremely durable, and affordable. To test the durability of the shaft, I shot one off a cinder block in my basement. The shaft took the impact like a champ and I continue to shoot it today. The one thing that I don’t like about the shafts, that I love with the Easton Axis, are there inserts. The Traditional Only shafts do not have HIT insert technology, they are a standard insert, which is not a huge concern. The other thing I love about these shafts is the photofusion wood grain appearance. It gives the shafts a great traditional feel.

For the money, I don’t think anyone could go wrong with these shafts from beginner to professional.


Made in the USA by Easton.

  • Deflections of 600, 500, 400, 340, and 300
  • Sold by dozen or 6-pack
  • PhotoFusion wood grain finish
  • High-strength ICS® C2™ carbon
  • Straightness ± .003″ and weight tolerance of ± 2.0 grains
  • H Nock (600 spine) or Super Nock (500-300 spines) installed
  • Nocks are white – color subject to change without notice
  • Outside Diameter of 5/16″ (600 spine is 9/32″)

Traditional Only Carbon Shafting Specifics

Spine Point GPI Length Insert Nock Point Collar Nock Collar
600 5/16″ 7.0 30 ¾” 11 gr H Nock A A
500 5/16″ 8.0 31″ 14 gr Super Nock B B
400 5/16″ 9.1 32″ 14 gr Super Nock C C
340 5/16″ 10.0 32 ½” 14 gr Super Nock D D
300 5/16″ 10.1 33″ 14 gr Super Nock D D
Straightness      ±.003″        Weight    ±2 grains


Kevin Merrow