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By Bryan Zabitski, Marketing Coordinator, TenPoint Crossbow Technologies

TenPoint’s ACUslide Safe Cocking and De-Cocking System: This Changes EVERYTHING!

Photo: TenPoint’s ACUslide is the world’s first SAFE and SILENT cocking and de-cocking system.

For more than 25 years, TenPoint Crossbow Technologies has kept one goal in its crosshairs: to design and build the safest, most reliable and most innovative hunting crossbows and crossbow accessories available on the market. And, when it comes to building the industry’s safest and most reliable cocking mechanisms, TenPoint has more experience than any other crossbow manufacturer out there.

It’s hard to believe, but it was more than 20 years ago that TenPoint filed the first patent for the revolutionary ACUdraw crank-style cocking device. Since that time, the ACUdraw has become synonymous with safety, reliability and ease-of-use. In 2020, TenPoint is again making waves with the release of the ACUslide – the world’s first totally safe and totally silent cocking and decocking crossbow system.

What Is ACUslide?

TenPoint’s ACUslide features the groundbreaking Auto-Brake Gear System, which allows for SILENT cocking and SAFE and CONTROLLED decocking. The Auto-Brake Gear System eliminates the potential of losing control, which can lead to injury or costly bow damage during the decocking process.

Game-ChangerWith this unique system, the user can remove their hand from the handle at ANY point, with no other action required, and the handle will SAFELY hold in place. The ACUslide boasts an INDUSTRY FIRST Trigger Lock-Latch that locks the trigger box in place each time the string is cocked, removing tension from the cocking strap and ensuring the trigger box is locked in the same position, allowing for consistent arrow launch and 48% tighter downfield groups (as compared to competitors’ models with movable trigger box systems). The ACUslide is truly unique, as there is no other decocking crossbow system available on the market like it.

The ACUslide also features an auto-engaging trigger safety mechanism contained inside the movable trigger box that places the trigger mechanism in the SAFE position when it is latched to the bowstring, prior to completing the cocking process. The ACUslide utilizes TenPoint’s MICRO-TRAC fluted aluminum flight rail which minimizes bowstring-to-rail contact by 50% and translates into the longest bowstring life in the industry at around 1,300 shots.

Game-ChangerAdditionally, the XTEND Adjustable Crank Handle, which extends from 5 inches long to 7.5 inches, increases the user’s leverage while decreasing the effort required to cock the bowstring to a mere 5 pounds of force, allowing almost anyone to cock a high-performance crossbow. The ACUslide is featured on TenPoint’s Viper S400, Vengent S440, and Vapor RS470 hunting crossbow models.

The TenPoint Viper S400 is the shortest forward draw crossbow that TenPoint has ever built at only 32-inches long. It shoots high performance speeds of up to 400 feet-per-second, measures a narrow 7.2-inches wide axle-to-axle when cocked, and weighs only 7.5-pounds. The Viper S400 features the ACUslide safe cocking and decocking crossbow system, along with TenPoint’s S1 Trigger – an ultra-smooth two-stage trigger mechanism that boasts a clean and crisp 3.5-pound trigger break with ZERO CREEP in the second stage.

Game-ChangerThe TenPoint Vengent S440 is the fastest and narrowest forward draw crossbow that any crossbow company has ever produced. Built to be highly maneuverable in the field, the Vengent S440 is ultra-narrow at only 5.8-inches wide axle-to-axle and weighs just 7.7-pounds overall. Shooting at speeds of up to 440 feet-per-second, the Vengent S440’s forward draw bow assembly is powered by TenPoint’s RX-6 Cams, high quality DUAL FLEX limbs, and the industry-changing Vector Quad Cable System. The Vengent S440 also features TenPoint’s ACUslide safe cocking and decocking crossbow system along with TenPoint’s S1 Trigger.

Game-ChangerThe TenPoint Vapor RS470 reverse-draw hunting crossbow boasts ultra-high performance combined with nock-splitting down-range accuracy. Shooting up to a blazing 470 feet-per-second, the Vapor RS470’s reverse-draw bow assembly is coupled with TenPoint’s cutting-edge SLING-SHOT technology and industry-changing Vector Quad Cable System. The Vapor RS470 is ultra-compact at only 6.5 inches wide axle-to-axle when cocked and is highly maneuverable, measuring a short 31 inches long and weighing only 8 pounds overall. The Vapor RS470 also features TenPoint’s ACUslide safe cocking and decocking crossbow system, along with TenPoint’s S1 Trigger.

To learn more about TenPoint’s hunting crossbows offered with the ACUslide safe cocking and decocking crossbow system, please click HERE.

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