Re: Opinion on RD crossbowsh
The only true negatives I see to the design is the very acute string able which can contribute to serving separation. Also, the riser being mid barrel can get in the way during the cocking stroke for those using rope cockers.
As for positives, there are many. There is more weight to the rear instead of up front. The limbs will be parallel or past parallel resulting in less noise and vibration. The power stroke can be lengthened while still keeping the overall length down. For treestand hunting, the limb location and movement is easier to work around trunks when shooting. They can achieve more speed with less poundage because the design is efficient. Plus, they look cool, IMO.
Those are some that I see as being the biggest positives and negatives.
I support all hunters, regardless of weapon or technique!