Air Venturi, manufacturer and importer of airguns and airsoft guns, has announced a partnership with Steambow GmbH, manufacturer of innovative crossbows.
“We introduced bolt-shooting, air-powered hunting rifles under the Seneca line as our first step into archery. Now, as we partner with Steambow and their innovative line of crossbows, we’re excited to continue our expansion to provide retailers and hunters something new and exciting,” said Scott Stevens, Air Venturi’s national sales manager.
“Steambow found the perfect partner in Air Venturi. Air Venturi’s unparalleled expertise of precharged, pneumatic airguns and ‘everything air’ makes them ideal to bring Steambow’s innovative products to the U.S.,” said Gerald Missbach, CEO of Steambow GmbH.
The first new product of the joint venture is the ONYX, featuring collapsible limbs for easier transport and an arrow speed of up to 330 feet per second. The biggest innovation in the ONYX, howver, is the one-push cocking (OPC) system, powered by a refillable high-pressure air tank.
A simple touch of a button can cock and decock the unit, erasing the safety concerns associated with traditional crossbows, which hunters need to carry fully cocked and ready to fire. With the ONYX, one can automatically cock the crossbow when it is needed, even immediately before shooting.