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    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

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    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



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    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.

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    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
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    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

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    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


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    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.

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    Best of luck and happy building,

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