i have a shot story that could have been really bad. i use the rage 2 blade, and i believe this shot would have been bad news, except i was using the rage and i think that actually saved the shot.
i was shooting at a doe, perfect broadside shot at 25 yards. as im pulling the trigger on my release she turned to go back the way she came. the arrow was on its way, nothing i could do. she turned just enough that the arrow ended up hitting in the back of the hind quarter. it went in the back of the hind quareter and came back out the front of the hind quarter. it gashed her thigh wide open, but didnt actually hit any main arteries. on the way out, it also sliced her side open. she had a gash from her hip to her ribs. she didnt bleed much at first, but after about 100 yards there was blood on everything, and i started finding chunks of intestine on the ground. so although i did not actually hit anything vital, i found her easily. she ran 150 yards and tipped over dead. one of the most terrible shots that you could ever make, and she still died in less than a minute. i actually watched it all from my stand, she made a huge loop in an open field and i was able to watch her run and then just tip over. im not sure i would have had the same results with another broad head. i will never really know, but all i do know is that i definitely dont worry about deflection or blades not opening on hard angle shots. it doesnt get a whole lot worse than the shot i made, and they did the job well.