The band is a device used to arm the crossbow using less force and more technique than by hand.
There are two models at Hattila:
- The manual band which is a kind of rope with two hooks and two handles, is armed by pulling with the arms towards the back of the crossbow
- The crank band, available only on some models of crossbow is much easier to use since the arming is done by simply turning a crank with your hand
There are also crossbows with a built-in crank mechanism like the Barnett brand but we do not sell them.