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Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:03 am

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Surely you can do better :)
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Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:25 am

Excellent! :D
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Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:17 pm

I just had to do it. Against all odds.

I doubled up the rubber.

Now we are talking!

The stronger bandset pushes the weapon into the realm of deadly weapons. The pencils now go through a rubber door mat, which withstands the 20 mm steel ball hits from my strongest slingshots!

As a matter of coincidence, some better quality pencils arrived (Faber-Castell HB, 1,18 Euros for twelve pieces including tax). Much more solid. Just in time.

But in order to push the envelope even farther I took a damaged carbon fibre arrow shaft, sawed it into five pieces and glued tip holders in. Then I screwed the field tips in. The arrows now weigh 9,6 gramms (154 gr).

The impact is absolutely astounding. They go into a massive wooden plank and I need tools to get them out again. They even pierced through a PET water bottle and still stuck in the plank. Distance 8 meters, the flight is absolutely stable.

I reinforced the string catchers (glued in a steel nail in fact), so the weapon withstands the much harder impact of the 300% pretensed bands (3,5 cm x 2,5 cm x 11 cm relaxed length).

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Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:40 pm

Wow thats cool :D
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Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:06 pm

Can I expect a video sometime soon? :)
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Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:36 am

This new video is actually more like a general update on things here at the Slingshot Channel.

See the pencil launcher with doubled up rubber and new, specifically made arrows, see the Cold Steel blowgun and a "rivalling" homemade rubber based "Hawaiian Speargun", watch how the Cold Steel "Voyager" does against a Zombie Head simulating coconut, plus a "meat shoe", and last not least look at the performance of the Cold Steel Shillelagh against coconuts in super slow motion.

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Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:13 pm

Looks sweet, can't wait to see the chest supported beast.
The laugh at 4:15 is epic too. :D
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Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:08 pm

Bratwurst in a shoe...

I love it!!

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Oh my friggin god stop being so awesome, that thing is pure kick ass. Most innovative and creative pneumatic that the files have ever come by!

Can't ask for a better compliment!!
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Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:14 pm

That was my favorite part :D
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Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:44 am

that thing is friggen amazing!! The slingshots you make are truly amazing and every new one I see never ceases to amaze me!! Good work and good stuff man!!
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Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:50 am

Giant strap on...

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lol ok but this thing is epic. I loved how you were holding the tiny one and then a second later you're holding a huge one :D that cracked me up haha. Nice.
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Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:31 pm

That is ridiculously awesome :D
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Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:55 pm

Nice work, have you ever thought of using A lever like the Chinese repeating crossbow??
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