D, what didn't you like about the blazers?
I shoot 2" blazers out of my compounds. Though for the past couple of years I've occasionally considered going back to feathers (shot feathers for years), mostly for increased FOC. I really like extreme FOC when you can obtain it. But I also love lighted nocks and blazer vanes. I like crests too, but they really do nothing but add weight to the back of the arrow. I've realized they don't do much for arrow visibility (except the reflective ones which I have used) They can be great....
And even though I was slow to switch over to them, lighted nocks have helped so much in knowing how to follow up a shot, especially if you don't have a pass through. My eyes aren't what they used to be, especially in fading light, so a lighted nock lets me know...Oh yeah, that deer was 12 ringed....or better wait a bit. Kknow what I mean?
The blazers are my current choice because they are pretty lightweight and aren't as easily beat up as feathers. Still considering going back to feathers though....Maybe after this season.
“I have always tempered my killing with respect for the game pursued. I see the animal not only as a target, but as a living creature with more freedom than I will ever have. I take that life if I can, with regret as well as joy, and with the sure knowledge that nature’s way of fang and claw and starvation are a far crueler fate than I bestow.” – Fred Bear