EPISODE 140: Addictive Archery’s Andy Ponce, Master Arrow Builder
On this episode of Gritty Bowmen, we visit with Andy Ponce and friend Robert Bourland. Andy is the owner of Addictive Archery and a master arrow-maker. Andy is a real craftsman when it comes to building arrows. His arrows are works of art. And he makes these incredible arrows out of wood; although he does build beautiful arrows out of carbon shafts too--it’s the wood arrows that really get your attention. According to Andy, wood arrows have a bad rap due to the fact that the majority of wood arrows on the market are poorly made. Andy geeks out on wood arrows. He pays attention to detail--ensuring that his arrows all weigh the same and have the same spine from batch to batch. And he builds some amazing footed arrows--where the front of the arrow is built out of Ironwood or some such hardwood while the main shaft is built out of cedar or fur--making the tip of the arrow very strong while ensuring the overall straightness and weight of the arrow shaft is ideal for accurate and effective shooting.
You can go to addictivearchery.com to see pictures and pricing for Andy’s arrows. And you can look him up on Instagram at addictivearchery--all one word. Whether you shoot compound and want some sweet, custom carbon arrows for your rig or you shoot traditional and want the creme de la creme of wood arrows; give Andy Ponce a jingle and get yourself some.