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#1 MARILLEY

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 09:13 PM

i really dont know where else to put this so if the thread is moved my bad. but does anyone here play airbow? i laughed so hard when i watched some fellas in the forest playing it, its where u have a bow and you shot a single shot like an arrow. i mean this must be harder then pump because u have to hold the rope back to fire so i was just wondering if anyone plays this or has played it because it looks really cool.

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 09:57 PM

I saw one at pump day.... he only used it for one game...

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 02:41 AM

i know someone who bought one of those

i heared they have a very strong pull..

haha reminds me of slingshot paintball
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 03:19 AM

Yeah the pull is 50lbs to 80lbs that's pretty hard I don't know if anyone has every shot a bow but a 80lbs pull is tough for a grown man unless you do it alot.

They look pretty cool I was thinking about getting one, but the price is a little high for something that I would only use once in a while.
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 12:06 PM

its way to expensive... and they are so inconvienient. It'd be too hard to tuck in and snap shoot

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 01:53 PM

yea i saw they run for about 400 dollars and i was thinkin that was alittle high priced but wouldnt the pullies on the bow make it easier to pull it back? i have a bow and it has that so pulling the string back is minium effort but maxium results.

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 02:26 PM

I'm a big archery guy and I think they are cool, but I wouldn't buy one unless a group of people were already playing locally with them.

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 08:23 PM

i would get one just to go to the field in a Robin hood costume.
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Posted 26 January 2009 - 08:34 PM

i would get one just to go to the field in a Robin hood costume.



Hahahahahahaaa! Your team would be called the "Merry Men".

Airbow? How do they work? Pull string, hit paintball, break paintball, hope splatter strikes opponent?

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 10:50 PM

i was at there booth at a event and 30 of them broke in a day

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 06:34 AM

Yeah the pull is 50lbs to 80lbs that's pretty hard I don't know if anyone has every shot a bow but a 80lbs pull is tough for a grown man unless you do it alot.

They look pretty cool I was thinking about getting one, but the price is a little high for something that I would only use once in a while.


80 isnt tough for a grown man
my older brother is tiny and the pull on his bow is like 75
but the price for those is crazy, i wouldnt get one

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 10:54 AM

Airbow? How do they work? Pull string, hit paintball, break paintball, hope splatter strikes opponent?


A plunger is attached to the string in place of an arrow, plunger moves down a cylinder, forces air from the cylinder down a hose to the barrel, air pushes paintball out the barrel. That is the rough idea, I'm sure that there are all kinds of valves and stuff to adjust flow and velocity.

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 01:40 PM

Airbow? How do they work? Pull string, hit paintball, break paintball, hope splatter strikes opponent?


A plunger is attached to the string in place of an arrow, plunger moves down a cylinder, forces air from the cylinder down a hose to the barrel, air pushes paintball out the barrel. That is the rough idea, I'm sure that there are all kinds of valves and stuff to adjust flow and velocity.


Actually that's pretty much it. Its an oddball spring piston design. I'm pretty sure the only thing that controls the velocity is the size of the cylinder and the speed of the string moving forward. Velocity is increased by adjusting the bow itself.

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 02:04 PM

I would totally play with one of these, if for nothing else but the "rambo" effect lol. 80 lbs isn't too bad, I used to hunt with one set close to 100. I wish I had the cash to burn to get one of these.
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Posted 29 January 2009 - 02:33 AM

Yeah the pull is 50lbs to 80lbs that's pretty hard I don't know if anyone has every shot a bow but a 80lbs pull is tough for a grown man unless you do it alot.

They look pretty cool I was thinking about getting one, but the price is a little high for something that I would only use once in a while.


80 isnt tough for a grown man
my older brother is tiny and the pull on his bow is like 75
but the price for those is crazy, i wouldnt get one



80 is alot of weight to pull and if your in a paintball match and your trying to get alot of shots off then that would be tough if you had to pull 75-80 pounds every few seconds to do so
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Posted 29 January 2009 - 02:35 AM

I would totally play with one of these, if for nothing else but the "rambo" effect lol. 80 lbs isn't too bad, I used to hunt with one set close to 100. I wish I had the cash to burn to get one of these.



A 100pound pull is amazing you must be frigging huge dude if you could do that, even Howard Hill only used a 100 pound bow in his prime!
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Posted 03 February 2009 - 07:04 PM

80lb is a lot if you want to play paintball... my compound is set at 70lb and it would get impossible to be pulling even that back many times in the amount of time a paintball game lasts.
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Posted 03 February 2009 - 07:06 PM

I think they look alright but I would only use it in scenarios and I would have to be somewhere really high or out of enemy sight.

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 05:34 PM

the president of my field has one of those AIRBOWs and its freakin sweet
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Posted 06 February 2009 - 05:25 PM

you play pump for the disadvantage.
You play AIRBOW to get mowed down every game.Its impossible to tuck in

I wouldnt pay +$400 for some thing that will make me lose every game

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 05:59 PM

Lol imagine trying to bunker someone with one of those. 80lbs is not that much I weigh 100 pounds and pull 75



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Posted 08 February 2009 - 01:28 PM

you play pump for the disadvantage.
You play AIRBOW to get mowed down every game.Its impossible to tuck in

I wouldnt pay +$400 for some thing that will make me lose every game


lmfao! i know but they look so kewl! if it was airbow vs. airbow i dont think ud have too many problems, or if ur just playing a big scenario game

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 11:04 AM

what do you have to trade?

I would totally play with one of these, if for nothing else but the "rambo" effect lol. 80 lbs isn't too bad, I used to hunt with one set close to 100. I wish I had the cash to burn to get one of these.



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Posted 19 May 2012 - 03:44 AM

Think about pulling a 75 pound draw 20 times a game x however many games you play. You would be sore as hell the next day.


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Posted 19 May 2012 - 12:26 PM

One of my friends at the field I work at has one. He used it when he was he general at a scenario game and it really boosted the morale of his team. Besides that, it's more of a fo' teh lulz toy kinda thing.
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Posted 20 May 2012 - 10:48 AM

I would enjoy to have one, looks fun for sure. my only issue is I only shoot recurve bows and I am not sure if that would work. I know pulling 75 with a recurve is next to impossible to hold back to line up shots over and over again in a game. I wonder what a #55 draw would do? I could manage that for a whole game.

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 10:59 AM

Airbow is good for thick wooded areas.
Not for recball in open areas.

Saying that it's way too expensive, although in the Pump BST there's someone selling it for a bit cheaper.
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Posted 14 June 2012 - 02:26 PM

if you guys get the barrel bored for freak inserts you can just put a .675 insert in and get a massive FPS boost so you can shoot at 55 lbs and get 300 with the stock barrel people get about 260 at a 60 lbs pull. and for you archery experts :dodgy: 60 lbs is not that bad at all. i shot over 300 in one day at a 3d shoot. it really isn't that bad stop being sissies.

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