Crossbows - Everything about Building, Modding, and Using your Crossbow Gear

Latest topics

» Crossbow bullet bolt's
by Geezer Yesterday at 5:27 pm

» How close to original would you go
by Geezer Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:30 am

» Skane Lockbow replica (and making of)
by Dark Factor Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:46 am

» Moving the nut lugs forward.
by Dark Factor Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:33 pm

» Bridle length and waxing?
by Geezer Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:08 pm

» Draw length VS. prod length on wood prods
by Dark Factor Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:32 am

» Typical dimensions of late Gothic composite bows
by Dark Factor Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:10 am

» Medieval stirrup crossbow
by Dark Factor Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:55 am

» Reciprocating Saw?
by stuckinthemud1 Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:59 am

» Help Needed with Bullet Crossbow Prod
by Crossbowmen Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:43 pm

» Leaving the prod strung?
by JacobL Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:37 pm

» Crossbow for a 8 year old kid
by Daniel Levesque Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:11 pm

» Chinese carpenter make bed crossbow, earlest repeating crossbow and chu-ko-nu
by c sitas Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:49 pm

» Linen or Hemp String
by kenh Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:47 am

» New member
by Geezer Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:00 pm

» Why the ratchet in Greek gastraphetes can hold on the string force?
by Dark Factor Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:20 pm

» How to calculate potential energy in a compound system?
by Alan Case Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:02 pm

» Nut from a pool que ball?
by chaz Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:46 am

» Great Machines
by rickraedeke Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:32 am

» Crossbow Legality Help (Canada)
by JacobL Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:31 pm

» Adding a steel sear insert?
by fester Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:53 pm

» MISFIRES! ...String passing underneath bolt!
by Anatine Duo Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:18 pm

» Best diameter delrin for nut ?
by Geezer Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:08 pm

» Opinions on this Thing?
by JacobL Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:45 pm

» Ideas and designs for a Crossbow Inside A Pipe?
by JacobL Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:38 pm

    Question for Bill Troubridge on The Backyard Sportsman

    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows

    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows

    Posts : 2
    Join date : 2010-04-15

    Question for Bill Troubridge on The Backyard Sportsman

    Post by hoveysmith on Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:33 am

    Bill Troubridge, the designer, founder and owner of Excalibur Crossbows will be my guest on The Backyard Sportsman radio show on Sept. 4. If you have a burning question that you would like Bill to answer, send it to me, and I will either ask him on the show or arrange for him to send you a private answer.

    Bill and I met while I was researching my book, "Crossbow Hunting," and I see him regularly at industry trade shows in the U.S.

    The Sept. 4 show will be all about crossbows, including the hand-built ones by David Watson of Austin, TX.

    The hour-long weekly show will be aired over VoiceAmerica Sports Radio on Sept. 4 at 10 AM Eastern standard time. This is an Internet broadcast and will be available for a year on the network and indefinately from Apple's iTunes. This is the 4th show. Two, one on bowfishing and another on squirrel hunting, are now available. The next on, on Aug. will consider taking game animals near your home, sometimes in your backyard. This show will feature an Idaho Bear hunt that provided an instant, but un-planned, crossbow kill.

    I have a video up on YouTube about the hunt.


    Enjoy the show!

    Last edited by Ivo on Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:53 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Enjoy the show)
    Master Crossbowyer
    Master Crossbowyer

    Posts : 199
    Join date : 2010-01-12
    Age : 58
    Location : Austin, Tx

    Re: Question for Bill Troubridge on The Backyard Sportsman

    Post by Lightly on Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:09 am


    I'll look forward to that, get it off of iTunes. Thanks!


    Posts : 548
    Join date : 2010-03-01
    Age : 39
    Location : Arizona

    Re: Question for Bill Troubridge on The Backyard Sportsman

    Post by Basilisk120 on Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:38 pm

    Sounds like an interesting show, I'll have to give it a listen.

    I do have a question, this may be my inexperiance with crossbows showing through but; Why do Excalibur bows have recurve limbs verus compound limbs? And what are the advantages/disadvantages of either limb type? May be a newbie question but interested/

    Something Something Dark Side
    Dear Friend, You will be Greatly Missed.
    Dear Friend, You will be Greatly Missed.

    Posts : 128
    Join date : 2010-02-07

    Re: Question for Bill Troubridge on The Backyard Sportsman

    Post by Pavise on Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:46 pm

    For a quick link to Hovey's radio chat with Bill T and more, go to:


    Posts : 1041
    Join date : 2009-11-25
    Age : 29
    Location : NJ, USA

    Re: Question for Bill Troubridge on The Backyard Sportsman

    Post by Ivo on Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:18 pm

    This is awesome!!!

    Pavise wrote:For a quick link to Hovey's radio chat with Bill T and more, go to:


    Thanks for the wake-up call Pavise. Very Happy

    I also took the liberty of hosting the show.

    Now you can also listen to the show here by checking out the little player on our forum side panel. Cool Stuff!!!Very Happy


    * *
    ~ "I don't have any special talents. I'm only passionately curious."
    * * *
    ~ "All Genius is Simple"
    * *
    Techno Weeny

    Lets put a laser on it!!!

    Techno WeenyLets put a laser on it!!!

    Posts : 55
    Join date : 2010-02-25

    I've known Bill and Kath

    Post by Moon on Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:26 pm

    for several years as a result of shooting their crossbows and working archery and hunting trade shows with Zeiss Optics. They are great folks and deserve much respect for their involvement and growth of crossbows for hunting and shooting sports. From experience I can say their crossbows are second to none in reliability, durability and accuracy. My favorite is the Vortex which I use for crossbow 3D tournaments and hunting. I actually dropped it 17 feet out of one of my treestand a few years ago. It was cocked but not loaded with an arrow. It bounced around a few times and I knew the bow would be damaged. I took it back to my hunting lodge and shot it at 30 yards.......dead center Very Happy I knew then that Excalibur crossbows were special.

    Sponsored content

    Re: Question for Bill Troubridge on The Backyard Sportsman

    Post by Sponsored content

      Current date/time is Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:20 pm