Carbon Express Mayhem and PileDriver Arrows and Shafts

January 2, 2014 by  
Filed under Gear Box

by Michael Larsen of ArcheryReport.com

For 2010 Carbon Express introduced the PileDriver and Mayhem hunting shafts.

Carbon Express PileDriver

piledriver3The first thing that struck me about the shafts is the immaculate finish.  According to the Carbon Express website the PileDrivers are finished with a special clear coat that adds durability.  Whatever the case, the arrows look extremely nice with the clear coat and green graphics.  The PileDrivers also come standard with Bulldog Nock Collars and matching nocks.

The hunter version of the PileDrivers has an added camouflage layer to the front half of the arrow to add a little weight and beef up the FOC.   PileDriver Hunter 450s are the heaviest of Carbon Express arrows and come in at a hefty 13.6 grains per inch for those people that want that extra “unf” on big game.

The PileDriver comes in two main models, the standard and the hunter.  The basic differences is a camouflage paint job on the hunter version that adds a bit of weight.

PileDriver gpi Spine Diameter
250 9.7 0.412” 0.298”
350 10.4 0.345” 0.301”
250 Hunter 10.4 0.402” 0.304”
350 Hunter 11.3 0.345” 0.308”
450 Hunter 13.6 0.300” 0.318”

All PileDrivers carry the same tolerance specifications regardless of model:

Straightness Weight tolerance Spine tolerance
+/-.005” +/- 1 grain na

Carbon Express Mayhem

The Mayhems are made using Carbon Express’s K-360° Weave Technology which uses a woven carbon fiber pattern unlike most shafts that use layers of uni-directional fibers.  This is similar to the Maxima Series that have been a Carbon Express staple for several years and is touted to provide tight spine and straightness tolerances.  One additional thing about the weave style carbon is that it looks sharp.  With the ultra smooth finish and the the weave pattern, these shafts are real eye catchers.  The Mayhem graphic is a combo of skull and flames in yellow with red highlight.

The Mayhem comes in two main models, the standard and the hunter.  The basic differences is a camouflage paint job front 2/3s or so on the hunter version that adds a bit of weight and beefs up the FOC slightly.

Mayhem gpi Spine Diameter
250 8.9 0.410” 0.299”
350 9.8 0.334” 0.302”
250 Hunter 8.9 0.418” 0.300”
350 Hunter 9.8 0.347” 0.303”

All Mayhems carry the same tolerance specifications regardless of model:

Straightness Weight tolerance Spine tolerance
+/-.0035” +/- 1 grain +/-.0025″

Purchasing Mayhem and PileDriver Shafts and Arrows

Both versions of the shafts and arrows can be purchased at Stick’em Archery’s web store: Mayhems here and PileDrivers here.

Full Review of Mayhem and PileDriver Shafts

For a full review of both the Mayhem and PileDrivers, including weight, spine and straightness measurements, please visit ArcheryReport.com:

Mayhem Review @ Archery Report
PileDriver Review @ Archery Report

Originally posted 2010-07-31 16:36:10. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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