Ravin Introduces the First Ever Takedown-Style Crossbow

JANUARY 26, 2021

Ravin Introduces the First Ever Takedown-Style Crossbow

Seriously Small and Extra Wicked: Introducing the Ravin R18

SUPERIOR, WI – Ravin turns traditional crossbow design on its head with the R18, using the new VertiCoil Cam System to compact a full-power crossbow into a weapon a fraction of the size of all others. Unlike any other crossbow in history, the takedown-style R18 is a narrow 4.75 inches wide only 18 inches long without its detachable stock configuration.

The proprietary VertiCoil Cam System that powers the R18 takes already legendary HeliCoil Technology and—literally—cranks it up. This system rotates the R18’s ultra-small cams 720 degrees, wrapping the crossbow string and cables around the cam and cam axle, resulting in an astounding axle-to-axle height of just 1.3 inches when cocked.

“Every year we identify and obliterate boundaries no one else in our industry sees,” says Doug Guthrie, New Product Development at Ravin. “The R18 is a unique takedown-style crossbow and has the latest groundbreaking and innovative technology from Ravin.”

Using the VertiCoil Cam System, the limbs of the R18 expand vertically instead of horizontally for an axle-to-axle height of just 1.3 inches when fully cocked or 4.1 inches uncocked. The 6-pound R18 features a detachable stock with an integrated removable quiver system, built-in cocking mechanism for an easy draw, anti-dry fire/auto safety and built in sling mounts. Inside the box contains the new Ravin 3-Dot Reflex Sight for an easy target acquisition, three 350-grain 16-inch R18 arrows with field points and a removable draw handle. The R18 is black and will be available Spring 2021 with an MSRP of $1,549.99.




About Ravin Crossbows

Headquartered in Superior, WI, Ravin Crossbows is a leading designer, manufacturer, and innovator of crossbows and accessories. Ravin primarily focuses on the higher-end segment of the crossbow market and has developed significant intellectual property related to the advancement of crossbow technology, quickly establishing a reputation as a manufacturer of the industry’s most dependable, durable, accurate and technologically advanced line of crossbow. For more information visit ravincrossbows.com

Media Contacts: Ellie Marchiori emarchiori@velocity-outdoor.com and Jen Popham jpopham@velocity-outdoor.com


About Velocity Outdoor

Velocity Outdoor is a leader in the outdoor sporting goods market, featuring a diverse product lineup with Crosman and Benjamin Airguns, Ravin Crossbows, CenterPoint Archery and Optics, LaserMax laser aiming devices, and GameFace Blasters and airsoft. Velocity Outdoor is a subsidiary of Compass Group Diversified Holdings, LLC (NYSE: CODI).