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    Post by Scott Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:13 pm

    I enjoyed watching these, there are some nice looking replica medieval crossbows
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    Post by Basilisk120 Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:17 pm

    Hey thanks for the videos. Those are definatly interesting.

    One comment about them. I get that they don't have all the time in the world to discuss all of the subtle nuances of spanning but they have the different spanning mechanisms as a linear progression from one to the next. But still good to see some of them in action.



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    Post by Iagoba Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:37 am

    But still good to see some of them in action.

    Yes, the historical crossbow videos are rare Neutral I loved to see a goat's foot working, I had "seen" before in my imagination, but there is nothing like the real stuff...

    I promise that as soon as I have my first crossbow, I'll upload some videos. Wink
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    Post by Phil Abrahams Sat Sep 03, 2011 4:40 pm

    Thank's for uploading the vid's they were most interesting
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    Post by mac Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:17 pm

    Thank you, Scot. Those were fun to watch. Some of the things they said made me bristle a bit, but on the whole they were not so bad.

    I'd like to face off against the crossbowman in the last video. I think I can shoot a a bit faster than he does, using my belt hook, but it's hard to tell.

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    Post by mac Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:36 pm

    Basilisk120 wrote:
    One comment about them. I get that they don't have all the time in the world to discuss all of the subtle nuances of spanning but they have the different spanning mechanisms as a linear progression from one to the next.

    Quite so. There's a number of early windless varients in Keyser's Bellifortis (1405) that use fewer pulleys. They would not be as powerful, but they would be much faster to use.

    The other thing they don't mention in that video is that the hook and pulley's mechanical advantage comes at the cost of draw length. When you get right down to it, a man's legs are only so long. As a result, hooks and pulleys can only be used on shorter spanning weapons. In my experience, a regular belt hook will let you span about 7 1/2 to 9 inches (190 or 230mm). This is about two hand's breadths. A hook and pulley limits you to about 4 or 5 inches (100 or 130mm). This is a little better than one hand's breadth.

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    Post by Ivo Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:55 pm

    In my opinion the last video is just too biased to be taken seriously. It's also the favorite video of vertical archers, posted in every topic where crossbowmen and archers go into an everlasting head to head collision of - Bow vs. Crossbow. An equivalent argument of "Who is Sexier? - Blonds vs. Brunets". Laughing

    This video however isn't bad at all...in my opinion it's not as biased as the earlier.

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    There are two more parts to this video...and the best part is when they mention the wage a hired medieval crossbowmen was getting for his services. Smile






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    Post by Ivo Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:49 pm

    Stumbled upon these videos, I'm sure you will like them...the crossbow wielding scarecrow theme is wicked! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy





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    Post by huntsmanlance Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:58 am

    Thanks Ivo!!! I saw those first ones and was disappointed in thier info that they are sharing with folks.....or is it that the older i get the more cinical i am??? : )

    Those last two are pretty darn cool....but i dont think they should have started off with a dead crossbow man!!! LOL
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    Post by Basilisk120 Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:59 am

    Those were interesting. Not going to be winning any speed rounds with the first one. Razz



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    Post by Phil Abrahams Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:54 pm

    They are very cool indeed,powerful thing's deadly to the core,love em lot's
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    Post by mac Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:51 pm

    Here is a link to a video about making a late 15th C bow.



    It looks pretty nice.

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    Post by mac Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:03 pm

    Indeed, Todd! It looks like I even participated in that thread.... I seem to be having a "senior moment".

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    Post by Ivo Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:12 pm

    In that case I hope you Gentelmen don't mind me migrating this into the Crossbow Videos thread. Smile

    PS: That bow is really nice indeed. drunken

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