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

Latest topics

» The Arbalist Guild - Around the World
by El Zurdo Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:06 am

» Trying to reduce the power stroke in my next project
by octavioaugusto.oliveira Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:27 pm

» The Road so far......
by Onager Lovac Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:07 pm

» Its good to be back!!
by Juan galeano Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:31 am

» The crossbow...What is?!
by octavioaugusto.oliveira Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:07 pm

» Compact repeating compound project
by jocky Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:46 am

» I need your advices on a new crossbow project
by Daniel Levesque Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:58 pm

» Reverse draw "compound" build
by c sitas Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:07 am

» Guidance Designing My First Slinger
by kenh Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:17 pm

» New member
by harry6855 Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:28 am

» Chinese style crossbow trigger 3d modeled with templates.
by Bs1110101 Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:14 am

» Crusader crossbow
by Anatine Duo Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:03 pm

» Berkhamsted Castle and Glasgow Museum wooden prod crossbow
by hullutiedemies Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:52 am

» Hello from Asia
by Daniel Levesque Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:49 am

» Medieval crossbow modeled in Tinkercad, with variant trigger design.
by Bs1110101 Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:42 pm

» New project"s"
by kenh Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:38 pm

» New member here!
by c sitas Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:49 am

» Fixing a bad delflex
by Daniel Levesque Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:13 am

» H L Bailey Plans
by ora8i Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:49 am

» Top of Crossbow (launch?)
by Geezer Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:41 pm

» Finished Crossbow
by SlingerDave Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:47 pm

» Split limb and Draw length
by c sitas Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:25 pm

» Starting a New One
by c sitas Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:24 pm

» Medieval Crossbow Shooting video
by Onager Lovac Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:32 pm

» First submission
by War Song Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:25 pm


    Hello from Switzerland

    Share
    avatar
    Blackknight
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows

    Posts : 2
    Join date : 2010-11-11
    Age : 43
    Location : Switzerland

    Hello from Switzerland

    Post by Blackknight on Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:54 am

    Hello everybody

    After 30 years shooting firearms, I have lost the interest, because as a gunowner the life over here becomes harder and harder.

    This was the reason why I started shooting crossbows. While normaly shooting 30 metres match crossbow, I've discovered my interest in the medieval constructions. I am new to this hobby and I hope to learn a lot here in this forum.

    Greetings from the Swiss mountains

    Marc
    avatar
    Basilisk120
    Moderator
    Moderator

    Posts : 548
    Join date : 2010-03-01
    Age : 38
    Location : Arizona

    Re: Hello from Switzerland

    Post by Basilisk120 on Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:03 pm

    Hey and welcome to the forum.
    Swiss mountains? There must be some beautiful scenery up by your place. I miss real forests, not too many trees here in the desert.
    I feel your pain on increasingly restricive firearm laws. But that is a debate for anouther day. Though I will say that I do like being able to test out changes in my backyard with out scaring all my neighbors. Razz



    Something Something Dark Side
    avatar
    Ivo
    Admin
    Admin

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

    Re: Hello from Switzerland

    Post by Ivo on Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:50 pm

    Welcome to the forums Blackknight! Smile

    Switzerland, home of the beautiful mountainside and the famous Swiss Crossbow Makers, creators of the ultimately unique Twinbow crossbow design. ...sorry for the ramble Smile , It's great to have you with us and I hope we can provide you with all the necessary info to get those projects rolling.

    All best,

    Ivo




    * *
    ~ "I don't have any special talents. I'm only passionately curious."
    * * *
    ~ "All Genius is Simple"
    * *
    avatar
    Vidar Halvslak
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows

    Posts : 31
    Join date : 2010-11-08
    Location : Sweden

    Re: Hello from Switzerland

    Post by Vidar Halvslak on Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:01 am

    Hello Blacknight and welcome !
    If you think forumhelp becomes too theoreticly, i suggest you to contact Europes best crossbowbuilder of Hornbowed crossbows, Andreas Bichler in Wienna, Österrich. He lives relatively close and can presumably help you more practicly. Very nice guy too.
    And please visit the meeting of "Intressegemeinschaft Historische Armbrust" in Dresden next year. A lot of exelent crossbowbuilders there Very Happy
    /Vidar
    www.sodermanlandsarmborstskyttar.se see the forum
    avatar
    Blackknight
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows

    Posts : 2
    Join date : 2010-11-11
    Age : 43
    Location : Switzerland

    Re: Hello from Switzerland

    Post by Blackknight on Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:14 am

    Thank you for the welcome!

    Well, the Swiss mountains are not that nice today... relatively cold and wet weather. But when the sun is shining we have a nice panorama. Over the winter I would often wish to be somewhere in a desert. At least when we have a "white out"...

    The Twinbow design is truly unique, but I think I would prefer the TAC15 when it comes to modern, non-competition designs... Very Happy

    Thanks for the tip Vidar. Vienna is truly very near... in comparision to America... and especially they talk my native language over there in Österreich.

    All the best

    Marc/Blackknight
    avatar
    Vidar Halvslak
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows

    Posts : 31
    Join date : 2010-11-08
    Location : Sweden

    Re: Hello from Switzerland

    Post by Vidar Halvslak on Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:16 pm

    I´ll let you know when the "crossbowbuildingmeeting" in Dresden will take place next year.
    I´ll meet you there with a lot of the best medieval crossbowbuilders in the world.
    For example Mr Ingo Lison. see his webpage www.armbrust-manufaktur.de


    Last edited by Vidar Halvslak on Sun Nov 14, 2010 5:56 am; edited 1 time in total
    avatar
    Ivo
    Admin
    Admin

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

    Re: Hello from Switzerland

    Post by Ivo on Sun Nov 14, 2010 2:24 am

    Glad to see that first day already yields useful information. Smile

    Twinbow, PSE-TAC, or thise little guys...





    Each has it's good and not so good qualities, the beauty of building your own is that you can consciously and absolutely independently take what is best in every design and combine it in your own creation.

    It's only a matter of how far you are willing to go. Smile

    Best of luck and happy building,

    Ivo




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

    Sponsored content

    Re: Hello from Switzerland

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:58 am