I can't **** my new crossbow. What am I missing. I'm a reasonably strong 65 year old. I've been a competition and hunting archer for 40 years but this is my first crossbow. Seems like a nice idea, and I have a friend who will never be able to draw a bow due to injury and this was the suggestion. So I plan to assemble, learn to shoot it, show him, advise him on any regulations, and have a hunting buddy. Only one problem, which is, I can't draw it. It has a 150 pound draw weight, which is not so high for crossbows. I guess you absolutely have to deadlift 150 pounds over and over without fatigue to be a target shooter with this. I can't do it anymore. I tried the rope ****er, nice idea, but the Barnett unit has a rope so long I'd have to lift the handles over my head. Wrapping the rope around my wrists to shorten it gives dandy rope burns. I know lots of folks enjoy these and I solicit help and advice. Oh yea, my hunting and target bows are both 60 pounds, and at 65 I probably won't add to that. I know smaller people than me do this every day, so there must be something I'm missing. Thanks for any suggestions. PS: I guess I'm sensored from using the word which means pulling the action or string back until it locks.