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    Bowling Ball Launching Extreme 360 degree version
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    Published on Oct 9, 2016
    This is the 360 degree version... normal version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPWMR... - much sharper image and even including drone footage!
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    The bowling ball launcher was a success, but many people wanted to see it shooting over a longer distance. So we reconvened, hoisted it up to 23,5 degrees and also increased the rubber draw force from 350 kg to about 580 kg.

    Interesting effect! The ball travelled about 100 meters, and at a shooting angle of around 40 degrees it would certainly travel well over 130 meters. Second shot is a pumpkin!

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    Bowling Ball Launcher Extreme!
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    Published on Oct 9, 2016
    This is the "regular" version. There is a 360 degree version as well, here: https://youtu.be/0ejSCWd5dvs
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    The bowling ball launcher was a success, but many people wanted to see it shooting over a longer distance. So we reconvened, hoisted it up to 23,5 degrees and also increased the rubber draw force from 350 kg to about 580 kg.

    Interesting effect! The ball travelled about 100 meters, and at a shooting angle of around 40 degrees it would certainly travel well over 130 meters. Second shot is a pumpkin!

    A "The Slingshot Channel" Production.
     
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    Right in the kisser! World's bravest Magician.
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    Published on Oct 13, 2016
    Link to German version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hp2m...
    Link to Alex's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/alexanderillu...
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    When Alexander Straub, the famous German magician (who actually won a world champion title), asked us if we would like to adapt the famous "catch a bullet with the teeth" for slingshots, we were very skeptical.

    Shooting a heavy lead ball against the open mouth of a young guy just feels wrong. Like, really really wrong. But Alex convinced us that he is no ordinary fellow and indeed knows what he is doing.

    So we agreed, if a bit reluctantly. See what happened...

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    Burnswark Battle Science!
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    Published on Oct 15, 2016
    Link to "Lekkerwissen": https://www.youtube.com/lekkerwissen
    Link to Lekkerwissen video about this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ju_gv...
    German/Deutsche version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qs0K0...
    Link to original Burnswark video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vJBK...
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    When Dr. Reid from the Trimontium Trust visited a few months ago, we did some tests regarding the ancient Battle of Burnswark. In the second century, 3000 Roman soldiers attacked a fortified hilltop, defended by a few thousand Caledonians. The Romans bombarded the hill fort with thousands of lead bullets, thrown by slingers. We tested (among other things) the damage caused by 60 gram lead bullets travelling at 35 m/s, which we assumed would be the speed of the "arriving" lead ball.

    Many people complained about the tests because they were made at close distance (point blank). That was unavoidable as it is next to impossible to hit a head size target from 120 meters distance. But we decided to verify if the speed of the arriving ammo did indeed reach 35 m/s.

    Two young physicists from Cologne offered their help. They do have their own channel called "Lekkerwissen", and they tried to calculate the trajectory. But we were skeptical and therefore decided to perform field tests. Believe it or not, they had an error in their numbers! The tests did not confirm their calculations.

    After the error was corrected, it turned out that the 35 m/s were indeed correct if a bit on the weak side. But it also came out that the Romans chose a launch position that was as far as possible from the enemy, so just the slingers could just reach the enemy lines - even one step more and they would have been out of reach. Clever soldiers!

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    Things You Can Do With Playing Cards
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    Published on Oct 18, 2016
    We used playing cards before, and people loved the crossbow we built for the purpose... see the next step here, a compact pistol with a card rail and aiming system! Very accurate and powerful.

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    FX Impact - Unbelievably Cool Airgun!
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    Published on Oct 19, 2016
    Currently, you have to wait six full months to get this epic airgun after you have ordered it... but it is so cool we here at The Slingshot Channel would probably wait six YEARS for it if necessary!

    But of course we did not want to let the audience wait for so long. We simply went to Sweden and looked at the gun right where it is made!

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    Being a cheap plick I use rocks in my slingshot. Yesterday I had a chance at a beautiful Ruffed grouse and be danged if I didn't hit a twig maybe 3 feet from the bird. That dambed rock took off at a 30 degree angle whistling and the bird followed it like wanted to eat it.
     
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    The Slingshot That Can Not Miss
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    Published on Oct 29, 2016
    This is a sponsored video, promoting the THRUNITE TN42 Searchlight product.

    Official Website:
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    (Coupon Code:VIP, For over $300 purchasing, you got 10% OFF In Official Website )
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    Amazon United States:
    http://www.amazon.com/thrunite

    Amazon Germany:
    http://amazon.de/shops/A2DUUB2J3TY3X1

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    THRUNITE is one of our most important sponsors, and their products are a great source of inspiration for us. It is so cool to combine powerful flashlights with crazy slingshot contraptions!

    When they sent us not one, but TWO of their new Searchlights (the TN42), we thought hard about a good application for those. We settled for a purely mechanical distance measuring device WITH integrated launcher!

    This launcher is actually NOT a weapon, as its purpose is a physics demonstration. Otherwise this device would be illegal in Germany because it does illuminate the target.

    A "The Slingshot Channel" production!
     
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    PawPaw Reviews and Demonstrates the Daisy B52 Slingshot
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    Published on Nov 2, 2016
    This slingshot with the store bought ammo is pretty darn effective.
     
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    "Airzooka" - The biggest portable airgun in history?
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    Published on Nov 4, 2016
    Well, the title says it all. Enjoy!

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    "Airzooka" long range test - Fat Man for real?
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    Published on Nov 12, 2016
    So many people requested a long range test. As we are busy with another project, we only had time for one shot - here it goes.

    See a 1.5 kilogram (3.3 lb) arrow flying off into the sky!

    Enjoy!

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    Airzooka vs. Massive Car Door
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    Published on Nov 29, 2016
    The airzooka is probably the biggest "toy gun" in the whole of Germany! Yes, that is right - since it is not shooting a projectile THROUGH, but OVER a barrel, it is legally a toy in Germany...

    See what this little 650mm diameter arrow weighing 1,5 kg can do against a massive car door...

    A "The Slingshot Channel" Production!
     
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    Tiny "Island Devil" Slingshot + Airzooka (near) Disaster!
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    Published on Nov 30, 2016
    This two-part video first shows off a new "micro" slingshot made from Carribean (Bonaire) dead wood. The tiny weapon shoots both steel balls and arrows with deadly force and accuracy!

    The second part shows some spectacular (and very dangerous) airzooka fails... don't try this at home! Like, never ever!

    A "The Slingshot Channel" Production.
     
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    Airzooka Car Door Win!
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    Published on Dec 1, 2016
    This is just a little update... the Airzooka finally gives us a full hit on the car door.

    A "The Slingshot Channel" Production!
     
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    How To Make+Shoot The Pump Action Repeating Crossbow Pistol
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    Published on Dec 8, 2016
    Link to blueprints: http://www.theslingshotforum.com/f5/h...
    80 lb crossbow prod (12 US-$): https://www.amazon.com/KingsArchery%C...
    Crossbow string + caps (4.25 US-$): https://www.amazon.com/Ace-Martial-Ar...
    Bolts (10 pcs, 12.99 US-$): https://www.amazon.com/Prophecy-Pisto...

    The Cobra Crossbow Pistol is one of the most clever Zombie killing crossbow pistols on the market. For as little as 39 dollars you can buy this nice little piece on amazon.com - 10 quality arrows costing just about 13 dollars.

    The crossbow is cool, but it does have a serious drawback when you plan to use it as an anti Zed weapon, or as a self defense instrument: It takes quite some time to reload it.

    A while ago we presented a home made magazine attachment for it, and this works really well. 10 shots can be fired in about 25 seconds! That is more like it.

    But we always wanted one using a pump action repeating mechanism instead of the cocking lever employed by the Cobra. For that we designed a whole crossbow frame with included magazine. We still employ the Cobra fiber glass prod and string, simply because it is compact yet powerful.

    This video shows the entire process to make the weapon and also includes some cool shooting material.

    As a bonus, you get to see a car door shot with the 1000 Joule airgun!

    A "The Slingshot Channel" production!

    Link to ZGB video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH6R0...
     
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    What the (L) did that thing have to do with slingshots?
    Interesting concept.
     
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    Not much, :laughing: but you have to admit the guy does have a bunch of talent. Go back to the beginning of the thread you will see all kinds of sling shots.
     
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    How To Weaponize XMas Tree Decoration
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    Published on Dec 14, 2016
    Link to Ferrum Eberbach Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Ferrum-Eberb...

    Link to The Slingshot Channel Facebook page (for raffle):
    https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheSlings...

    Thrunite Official Store: http://www.thrunite.com
    20% OFF for all the products at ThruNite Official Store from 24th Nov to 23rd Dec (Coupon code: Xmas)
    Amazon DE: http://amazon.de/shops/A2DUUB2J3TY3X1
    Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/thrunite

    This video contains a paid commercial for ThruNite products.

    This year's Christmas video! Enjoy.

    A "The Slingshot Channel" production.
     
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    Shot Show 2017 Sensation Unveiled!
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    Published on Dec 18, 2016
    Sorry for the double scene! Sloppy editing job, my bad.
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    Air powered arrow shooters are getting really popular because of their many advantages over conventional crossbows: High rate of fire, compact dimensions, high energy levels and amazing accuracy!

    But so far they had one main issue in common with normal crossbows: One shot only, then you have to reload. This new product design study and prototype solves that problem by using a gatling-style 8 arrow drum! Now all you have to do is to cock back the valve hammer, "biathlon gun style", and then you can shoot again.

    This amazing new invention will be on display at the 2017 Shot Show in Las Vegas booth 4049 (FXAirguns).

    A "The Slingshot Channel" Production!
     
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    Huge shipment: STS AR 480 crossbow finally available.
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    Published on Dec 21, 2016
    Store: http://www.slingshotchannelstore.de
    Original videos:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xo55U...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpFlA...
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    We have tested the amazing steel ball shooting AR 480 Mk2 crossbow before and also we put it in the store. But because of the looong delivery time, it was always sold out before the goods arrived. Now we have spent a boatload of money and a huge amount of crossbows came in!

    A "The Slingshot Channel" production.
     
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    Smelly presents from The Slingshot Channel!
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    Published on Dec 23, 2016
    It is Christmas time, and two brave boys from Upper Franconia get to taste Viking food...

    A "The Slingshot Channel" production!
     
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    Weaponize Garage Door Openers (Preview)
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    Published on Dec 25, 2016
    Here is a sneak preview to coming attractions... our efforts to weaponize RC model toys.

    Enjoy!
     
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    Death by Remote Control (Weaponized Toy Tank)
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    Published on Dec 31, 2016
    Invite link to World Of Tanks: http://cpm.wargaming.net/igeilq1v/?pu...

    This is a commercial promotion for the game "World Of Tanks" by Wargaming.

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    When we were asked to promote the popular game "World Of Tanks", we instantly had the idea to convert a toy RC tank into a lethal weapon. We settled for one of our "over the barrel" arrow shooters using pressurized air as slingshot crossbows need much more length in order to be powerful enough. Plus, "over the barrel" arrow shooters are legally toys in Germany and we found that a funny match :)

    But now we had to come up with a way how to attach that "toy weapon" to the model we chose (a German "Tiger 1" WW2 tank). We decided to build a self contained arrow gun that is fired with an independent little "garage door" RC. Still, as we are newbies to the world of RC models, we had to do quite a bit of research to solve the related problems.

    The final result may look a bit odd (we actually like it that way) - but it has serious power and we consider it a lethal (toy) weapon.

    The concept has potential - adding a camera with a remote app for a cell phone would make this even more awesome! So stay tuned.

    A "The Slingshot Channel" production!
     
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    New Year's Day 2017 Firecracker Gun Fail
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    Published on Jan 1, 2017
    Happy New Year to all of you guys! Looking forward to more fun in 2017.
     
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    Rack and Pinion = Machine-gun Crossbow Solution?
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    Published on Jan 4, 2017
    Shooting a powerful slingshot crossbow in full auto at military grade machine gun firing rates is the ultimate goal here at The Slingshot Channel. What could be more exciting than emptying a full 32 shot arrow magazine three seconds?

    We tried this before, with limited success. It worked, but only with weak rubber, good enough to shoot some pencils. But now we are using rack and pinion! The test device presented in this video is a success, and we can't wait to build a fully shooting weapon based on it.

    A "The Slingshot Channel" production!
     
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    A Dream Came True: Home Made Full Auto Crossbow!
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    Published on Jan 8, 2017
    When you make non gunpowder weapons at home, you are usually restricted to single shot contraptions or manual repeaters at best. But of course the ultimate goal is to build a full auto machine gun style weapon!

    That is by no means very easy. Muscle powered weapons are simply not quick enough for a true Brat-a-tat action. Gas powered engines are too heavy and clumsy for a portable weapon.

    Of course there are modern battery drills - plenty of torque in small packages, lightweight and affordable. It makes sense to use those as power sources. But how to turn rotational motion into a linear cocking process?

    We finally, at last, had success using a rack and pinion mechanism. The wooden gears had to be reinforced with massive aluminum for a reliable operation, but the result is very convincing.

    It is a reality - true machine gun feeling!

    Now on to optimization.

    A "The Slingshot Channel" production.
     
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    Makita40 Full Auto Fun (A Tribute To Hickok45)
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    Published on Jan 14, 2017
    Link to Hickok45's great original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O38a_...

    Now that we have a full auto slingshot with exchangeable magazine... we HAD to do a tribute video for Hickok45, as we have always loved his MP40 shooting blast. Hat is off.

    We counted 77 hits on 100 bolts shot, btw.

    A "The Slingshot Channel" production!
     

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