If your arrow has struck a hard object
Or surface, such as another arrow, a hard or sun-aged target butt or 3D target, a target frame, a tree, the ground or rock, animal bone, or a lost arrow point embedded deep inside a target, it may have cracks, chips, grazes or splits present.
If you subject an arrow to excessive force
when pulling from a target, such as severe twisting, bending or two people attempting removal at the same time, you may cause damage to the arrow. Use arrow lubrication and an arrow puller to make one-person arrow extraction possible.
You should carefully inspect the entire arrow
including shaft, nock, and other components for any damage before every shot. Replace damaged arrow components before use. DO NOT shoot a damaged arrow. Responsibly dispose of damaged arrows or arrow components. Wear eye protection when inspecting and shooting carbon arrows.