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noticed not many larp crossbows available. 7 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 2  
hi guys im thinking for another system of taking a crossbow pistol like thing.

my problem is i cant find any over the net,

so i was thinking of making one, does anyone have any ideas as to where in the heck i begin.

i was thinking of using wood and bungee cord and maybe making my own bolts.

any thoughts.

mike
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Re:noticed not many larp crossbows available. 7 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 12  
michaelbarley wrote:
i was thinking of using wood and bungee cord and maybe making my own bolts.

any thoughts.


I'm thinking I hope you never shoot me with it.
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Re:noticed not many larp crossbows available. 7 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 2  
lol no its for the fnh system as i dont really want to get drawn into large scale combats where my character wont get out alive as his a light scout who stays out the way so i want to go with longer range weapons and its banned throwing knives in system well illegal use ic
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Re:noticed not many larp crossbows available. 7 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 6  
I think what Phil is saying is that it is a dangerous game making your own equipment that you are going to hit other people with. Swords are ok if you really spend time on it but still some systems would only accept professionally made ones. Ranged weapons are Much Much worse as you dont have any control over the blow when it makes contact. If you really pulled the blow you could hit someone with a lead pipe and it wouldnt hurt, whereas if you throw it at them it definitely will. Even the professionally made ones can and do go wrong. And the bolts would have to be of an amazingly high quality that you could guarantee.

In short, simpler to buy. (And then, i dont know as ive never owned one, but ive heard there are other issues with crossbows, mainly just that they are a bit useless.)
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Re:noticed not many larp crossbows available. 7 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 7  
finding a larp xbow is like trying to find rocking horse shit. They are really good at very short range, about 10 metres or so, anything after that forget it.
In a low hit system they can be quite good as has been proved in herofest, but there are better more cost effective things out there for hitting peeps at range, a fibreglass bow will cost you peanuts compared to a xbow and that is if you can find one.
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Re:noticed not many larp crossbows available. 6 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 0  
Hiya -

Just a quick introduction, I'm Max - Managing Director of TheVikingStore.co.uk (Been eyeing up this system to attend to for quite some time - thats if I can find time )

In regards crossbows, I had exactly the same issue and lots of my LARP friends, so -

www.thevikingstore.co.uk/larp-bows---cro...s---strings-43-c.asp

Have a look, our range is growing, but we do have 3 types at the moment.

I hope this helps

Max.
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Re:noticed not many larp crossbows available. 6 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 2  
Hi

I'm mike. hows you

thanks. i'll have a look!

mike
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