Not sure if this is too late or not. I am a competitive shooter who shoots Easton arrows, although I am not "on staff" with them as I am with other companies. Carbon arrows are very brittle by nature, despite their overall strength. If you are shooting at a single spot target, you risk having the shafts hitting each other. Usually, not always, when carbon shafts hit one another in the target (especially if you have broadheads on them), they will leave a scratch or nick. This spot instantly becomes a weak point in the shaft (especially if this occurs on the arrow spine) and the risk of failure becomes present. That is why they say to inspect each arrow after every shot. Easton is a great company, with good product, run by good people. They should make it right for you. If they do not, call your local pro shop (sorry, Bass Pro, Cabela's and Sportsmens are not pro shops), tell them what happened and they may be able to take care of it for you. If you have additional questions, feel free to PM me.