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    Reverse Draw

    Post by Hotspur on Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:40 am

    What do people make of this design? Strengths, weaknesses?

    I like the longer draw, and the compact dims.

    Here is one example, the Scorpyd...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1FuK7NmEtc

    Thinking about my next build...

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    Re: Reverse Draw

    Post by MRobin on Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:54 pm

    This is a great design, even with pretty cheap materials I achieved good efficiency with my prototype (http://thearbalistguild.forumotion.com/t774-compound-project). Same arrow speed with a 35# draw weight, as a modern recurve bow drawing 10 pounds more. The main weakness of these reverse crossbows is that you need a cocking device even for relatively low poundages, due to the sharp string angle. The Scorpyd is definitely not the most easy to cock.
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    Re: Reverse Draw

    Post by Hotspur on Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:31 pm

    MRobin, I like your design.

    I am thinking of using Power-Tuff from http://www.binghamprojects.com for the limbs.

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    Re: Reverse Draw

    Post by Hotspur on Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:42 am

    If a person was going to borrow something akin to the Scorpyd design for a home build, with a draw weight in the range of 160lbs or so, would a cast aluminum riser be strong enough? I understand there are a lot of variables in casting, just wondering if this is a viable idea.

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