Steambow turns a conventional, slow crossbow into a compact, fast, and considerably safer self-cocking crossbow.
What is Steambow?
Steambow is a combination of a conventional crossbow and our patented rapid cocking system. A Steambow is powered by high-pressure air that is stored in the same small, light HPA bottles that have been used and proven in paintball sports for decades.
These bottles offer high energy density, can be refilled simply and quickly, and are very safe. These compressed air bottles survive even the roughest treatment at the hands of professional players in competitive paintball.
The Steambow system is very robust and easy to use – a main valve controls the cocking function and everything else is the same as on the manual version of the crossbow (such as the manual safety and the trigger).
How does a Steambow work?
Steambow in transport configuration:
The limbs are folded away, the compressed air bottle is not attached.
Lock the limbs into firing position. This only takes a few seconds with the quick-release pins.
Hook the string into the latch. This requires no effort because the limbs are not under tension.
Screw the compressed air bottle into the connector.
Load a bolt or an arrow. The Steambow is still entirely safe because the limbs are not under any tension.
Press the knob on the main valve to cock the Steambow and make it ready to fire.
The Steambow is now cocked and ready to fire. At this point, the Steambow is functionally identical to a conventional crossbow. All handing and the precision are the same as for the basic crossbow.