I was reading about Zing Toys Air Storm Z-Tek Cross Bow on my computer when I heard my husband say “that looks cool” very enthusiastically as he was looking over my shoulder. I knew this would be a toy for husbands as well as kids. It’s actually recommended for ages 8+, so it is appropriate for my husband, but my oldest son is only 4 so unfortunately he most likely won’t get a turn for several more years.
A few days ago we were taking a drive out to the house we’re buying, so I grabbed the Z-Tek Cross Bow and added it to the pile of stuff already packed into our car. We’re getting the house ready for moving day so after dropping the boys at school I thought my husband would have a little fun and eliminate some moving stress by playing with the Cross Bow in the backyard. Well, boys will be boys and within a few minutes of entering the house I saw Zing’s 3 stick-anywhere Zartz whizzing around the interior of the house! At least they are made of foam! I gave my husband a look as I reviewed paint samples. The kind of look that says, “do I really need to say anything?” and then another Zart came flying across the master bedroom. Well, I was happy he was having fun.
I was happier when he moved into the backyard. He explained that the Z-Tek Cross Bow has two distinct firing modes, short mode and Power-Shot. While in the house he was using short mode, which is perfect for tight spaces. It shoots up to 35 feet while Power-Shot shoots up to 45ft! He sounded so technical explaining all the features of his new toy. He explained that you can switch to the Power-Shot mode by pushing the button between the arms to extend the shaft of the crossbow, lock it in place, pull the trigger. He felt it would definitely be a little difficult for our 4 year-old to load the darts but no problem for older kids, especially the recommended 8+. I’m glad we have the Z-Tek Cross Bow as part of our toy collection.
The Z-Tek Cross Bow is sold exclusively at Walmart.