Posted by: Bowhunting Contributor on Jun 5, 2013
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Written by contributor Mark Kayser.

It may be small and appear insignificant, but an arrow’s nock provides the initial takeoff point for ideal flight from a bow’s string. This arrow “launch pad” is as crucial as the launch pad for any NASA space mission. If you wish to consistently achieve accuracy perfection with your bow and arrow setup consider quality nocks to jumpstart your arrow’s trajectory. With Carbon Express’ LaunchPad precision lighted nock, illuminated nock frustrations are a thing of the past. In addition to precision engineering, the LaunchPad precision lighted nock comes with illumination technology so you can follow your arrow from launch to target.

Out With The Old
As a beginner bowhunter I didn’t realize the significance of nocks and after a bout of inconsistent groups, and failed attempts to fix the problem with other adjustments I finally narrowed the culprit down to inexpensive nocks. I had unknowingly picked up the second-rate nocks at a hardware store’s limited archery accessory selection. After dumping those nocks and replacing them with a proven brand I was once again on my way to the whitetail vital zone. Nocks are critical and even more so if you add lighting to the mix which can drastically affect the weight, and overall operation of the arrow. 


There are lots of lighted nock options on the market to choose from; unfortunately there are lots of frustrations that accompany them.

A New Lighted Option
What separates Carbon Express’ LaunchPad precision lighted nocks from the majority of lighted nocks is its focus on performance. Lighted nocks of the past put more emphasis on a reliable light source with minimal emphasis on the overall function of the arrow after the nock was affixed. Extra weight from components, magnets for operation and undependable lighting upon takeoff were classic issues bowhunters dealt with when considering lighted nocks. Some even required extensive alterations to even fit the nocks to various arrow designs.


More than just a “lighted nock”, the LaunchPad Precision Lighted Nock was engineered to make you shoot better in addition to seeing your arrow in flight.

The LaunchPad precision lighted nock solves those issues and achieves a dependable, illuminated tracking aid as well as exact nock elements that add to your arrow flight characteristics. Carbon Express engineers teamed with professional archers to finalize the concept of the “perfect nock” using high-speed camera analysis. Why is this type of analysis needed? Competition archers agree that the alignment of the nock has a greater effect on arrow flight than even the straightness of the arrow shaft, an aspect often overlooked by shooters and manufacturing companies alike. Armed with this information and mission, the team at Carbon Express established an objective to devise specialized manufacturing equipment to produce the most precise nock available; the patent pending LaunchPad precision lighted nock.

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