in line vertical crossbow
Posted 26 November 2010 - 11:37 PM
Posted 27 November 2010 - 09:47 PM
Posted 27 November 2010 - 10:03 PM
Posted 27 November 2010 - 10:30 PM
Then there is Pullin Archery that has the "Full Draw".
And then there was the "Reverse Energy Bow" (R.E.B.), that I shot 5 or 6 years back. This bow was built in Montrose, Colorado. At the time I thought this concept was a sure winner for a crossbow platform, guess Jim Kemph (Scorpyd) and Horton already had this vision as well. The R.E.B. was a good shooter, but was not actually a draw lock design. You still had to draw ath bow past the riser, but it did have a rod with a palm rest that you could grip and hold for as long as you wished, or at least till your hand fell asleep. The only problem with this design was if you did not draw relatively straight back, and you got away from the riser, you could roll the string off the cam(s). It was very easy to put back on, as long as your string was not messed up. I was told that this design was sold about 3 or 4 years ago, and was expecting to see it in a crossbow platform just like the "Inline Crossbow" above. Here is the R.E.B.
Posted 28 November 2010 - 02:51 PM
UL; I have the original Draw Loc and it doesn't look or work anything like this. My Oldsmobile doesn't look anything like my Jeep, but it has a steering wheel a motor and 4 wheels. I bet your new crossbow looks very similar to the one you just replaced. Its all done for marketing. Where would any business be without marketing?
LLooks like the same old draw loc to me. Just a name change for marketing. Still shoots a full-length arrow, has a peep sight and a vertical bow sight.
The DNR considers it a crossbow. If you hunt with one you must follow all crossbow rules. I really don't know of any disadvantage to shooting a full length arrow. Peep sights have been used on crossbows longer than we have been around.
These comments remind me of what compound shooters say about crossbows. Where would we be without technology and people running with an idea? We would still be typing on a typewriter and you would not have crossbow nation.
Posted 28 November 2010 - 04:32 PM
Posted 28 November 2010 - 07:31 PM
Ul: If you weren't bashing it, it sure came across that way to me, and I apologize. And by the way, try using your shot gun during muzzle loader season and you will see the difference. It really doesn't matter what you would call it. What matters is what the law says it is. It is a bow that is held at full draw by a mechanical device other than the person shooting it.
Peep sites may have been used, but not in the string. Just because the DNR recognizes it as a crossbow, doesn't mean it is. I'm allowed to use my muzzle loader during shotgun season, does that mean it's a shotgun? I wasn't bashing it, but I don't think it should be called a crossbow. I've talked with Jerry about his design, and I had a good friend that help sell his product at the Deer and Turkey Expo's. Is there a need for it, maybe, but it's not a crossbow.
What is the biggest single complaint about crossbows? Since a good number of crossbow people are older and some physically challenged, my guess would be the actual weight of the bow. This crossbow weighs less than 5.5lbs. If there is a good working crossbow that shoots 300fps and weighs less I'd like to see it.
Next complaint is that crossbows are hard to maneuver through the woods. This one is only 17" by about 3 inches and since most trees grow vertical, my guess it will be easier to maneuver. We are both entitled to our opinions. Imo I think he identified two crossbow problems and fixed them. My hat is off to him. Just curious since the Scorpyd shoots backwards do you consider it a crossbow? Imho it is one of the best.
Posted 28 November 2010 - 07:42 PM
Posted 28 November 2010 - 07:43 PM
Posted 28 November 2010 - 08:15 PM
Posted 28 November 2010 - 09:07 PM
UL: This is your sight so I will respect your wishes and will agree with Moon. Let the market decide if it is a crossbow.
Yes. i do consider the scorpyd a crossbow. Another name for the crossbow is a horizontal bow. the scorpyd complies. okay. enough said on both our parts regarding the validity of this bow. let the normal discussion continue.
Posted 29 November 2010 - 04:53 PM
Posted 30 November 2010 - 05:13 PM
Posted 30 November 2010 - 05:56 PM
That bow clearly looks like a cross
Looks like a nice design.
Posted 01 December 2010 - 12:24 AM
Posted 01 December 2010 - 05:37 AM
Posted 01 December 2010 - 09:08 AM
The opposing horizontal forces, shooting a vertical bow, tends to stabilize it, compared to 9 lbs (example) of vertical downward force of a crossbow which is a problem for many crossbow shooters. This bow, with no opposing forces due to the draw lock holding the string at full draw, will likely be like shooting a very light weight crossbow. Who knows how that will affect accuracy as compared to a normal hand held draw vertical? I don't.
I have no interest in modifying an existing 30" compound bow with a draw lock. I do have interest in a complete ultra short bow with the built in draw lock system.
Posted 04 December 2010 - 10:22 PM
Posted 05 December 2010 - 01:01 PM
NOW.........it's a crossbow and a "Super Lite" crossbow at that. I like it.
This is Jerry with Hickory Creek Inc. Draw-Loc and the New In-Line Crossbow. Thank you for allowing me to join the forum. We look forward to serving crossbow users needs. Please feel free to ask any questions and I will answer to the best of my knowledge. The In-Line Crossbow Can be shot vertical or horizontal. It takes just a couple of minutes to convert without adding in additional weight. I will have another demo video to explane more features of this amazing new bow.