But first--it was interesting to see the posts about crossbow tricks performed in sideshows. I had the "brilliant idea" to put a blindfolded crossbow marksmanship bit in my show a few years ago; my only concern was that it wouldn't really fit into the whole sideshow theme. Oh well, just goes to show once again, there are no new ideas.
Anyway, the problem--I use the 80lb Cobra Fiber Crossbow pistol, [url=http://shop.store.yahoo.com/coolgadget1/80cobfibcros.html]here[/url]. While everything worked great during my practice sessions, when I got into performance, I found that rather than firing the bolt, the string just kind of popped the bolt up off the track, tossing it to the ground a few feet away.
I thought there was a problem with the string, so I replaced it. Same problem. I replaced the entire crossbow. Same problem.
Anyone have experience with this? Solutions? Suggestions? It's a good routine, and it kills me that I can't perform it.
Thanks for any and all help.