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    Toothpick Crossbows: Sillier than Fidget Spinners?
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    Published on Jul 9, 2017
    Toothpick crossbows replaced fidget spinners as the latest "must have" toy item in China. The cheap little shooters were everywhere. Concerned parents complained so much that the Chinese government banned these thingies and confiscated plenty of brand new products from dealerships.

    Are toothpick shooters dangerous indeed? Is it hard to make them at home? Is there a "Magnum" version?

    See four cool toothpick shooters PLUS a nice update on three edged daggers - soon to be used as tips for heavy crossbows too.

    A "The Slingshot Channel" Production!
     
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    Crossbow Extreme: Home Made, 300 lb, Flesh Eating Bolts!
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    Published on Jul 15, 2017
    The challenge was clear: Build a crossbow that has two instead of just one 150 lb prod... doubling up the power of a commercial crossbow - then shoot one of those triple edge scraper tools from it.

    See what we came up with!

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    Introducing Epicness: Monster 1000 Joule Airgun! 550 fps.
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    Published on Jul 23, 2017
    Link to ShapeUp Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/11043...
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    We almost mastered the "homemade arrow shooting arrow 1000 Joule" challenge last year, before it got too cold for record hunting (both air and rubber are not working at full performance in cold temps). But the hacked together weapon finally broke when we sent a steel arrow all the way through a riot shield and helmet...

    The summer is here again and we picked up the work. A completely new weapon was built, with the same functionality but much, much more solid.

    Before the tests with the heavy, thick aluminum and steel tube based arrows begin, we want to find out how fast a normal crossbow bolt flies when we shoot it at 300 bar pressure with 400 ccm of compressed air... and what kind of destruction potential such an arrow has.

    See for yourself!

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    1000 Joule Airgun Record: Fallen! At last.
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    Published on Jul 29, 2017
    We have started the 1000 Joule homemade airgun challenge more than a year ago and increased the energy of our home made plumbing parts based arrow launcher very much since then, reaching 917 Joule as a maximum. But we had to stop the work when the fall came last year due to cold weather (bad for the performance of both rubber and compressed air). This year, we started with a new, optimized weapon and exceeded 550 fps with a regular crossbow bolt...

    But in order to maximize the energy, we have replaced the smallish bolt against a solid stainless steel tube with an all steel tip, made from a professional grade center punch...

    See how the tests went! Amazing results, really - both numerically and physically.

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    "Instant Legolas" - Archery Reinvented.
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    Published on Aug 5, 2017
    We love bows and arrows here at The Slingshot Channel. A good bow has everything we want in a weapon.

    Performance.
    Impact.
    Accuracy.
    Silence.
    and and and.

    What it does NOT have is shot frequency. If you are no Lars Andersen (our hats are off!), chances are you will need at least four seconds reloading time between arrows.

    That leaves a lot to be desired. It makes the weapon useless against a group of Zombies (or other aggressors) and also it does not allow quick follow up shots for hunting.

    But most of all, the slow fire rate simply reduces the fun.

    "Instant Legolas" changes that! This simple invention allows complete newbies to shoot four arrows in under four seconds. Basically you are only limited to the time you need to draw back and shoot. You don't even touch the arrows before you refill the magazine.

    We feel "Instant Legolas" is one of the coolest ideas we ever came up with.

    This invention has been put into the public domain with no limits. You may use it, enhance it, develop commercial products out of it, no strings attached. Good luck!

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    "Instant Legolas": Wisebutt Comebacks
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    Published on Aug 8, 2017
    Original "Instant Legolas" video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTJny...

    So many people had questions/comments about the "Instant Legolas" Repeating Bow invention that we decided to bring out a video with answers, explanations and background information. Enjoy!

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    The Terminator Genisys RPG-7 Slingshot Challenge
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    Published on Aug 13, 2017
    Download Terminator for FREE and get 150 coins:
    iOS - http://bit.ly/2vkks6E
    Android - http://bit.ly/2uYAr9c
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    This is a paid promotion for the mobile game "Terminator Genisys - Future Wars".
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    Here at The Slingshot Channel, we LOVE the Terminator franchise. So when we were challenged to build a slingshot version of the infamous RPG7 rocket launcher in order to promote the game, we were all over it.

    But there were many rules that we had to keep, making this a true challenge.

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    Toy Airgun vs. AR500 Steel Plate!
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    Published on Aug 22, 2017
    Is it possible? Well, see for yourself :)
     
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    The Best Crossbow You Will Ever See. Maybe.
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    Published on Aug 27, 2017
    Support me on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/JoergSprave
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    Why the "Maybe"? Well, we aren't ready for retirement just yet :)

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    How To End Dem Elves 'n Hobbits Rightly (Pommel Shooting Orc Sword)
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    Published on Aug 30, 2017
    Link to Skallagrim's original viral video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jETLC...
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    "Ending an opponent rightly" by unscrewing the pommel from a longsword, throwing it at the other fighter in order to stun him so he is ready for the coup de grace is a huge meme by now. Fellow YouTuber Skallagrim created that meme in 2014, and now he seems to be a bit sick and tired of it...

    Anyway, many of his fans asked for a pommel shooting sword over and over. A muscle operated launcher? Heavy ammo? Nobody has ever done it before? This is RIGHT down our alley here at The Slingshot Channel... see what we came up with!

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    4500 psi China Compressor for 200 $ - Crazy Complete Unboxing + Review
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    Published on Sep 1, 2017
    Product link https://de.aliexpress.com/item/300BAR...

    300 bar (=4350 psi) of pressure is the key to powerful airguns, no matter if you look at PCP guns, paintball guns or home made monsters. But we are talking 150 times the pressure of a car tire - so far electric compressors that could go that high cost 2000 $ and more.

    Recently Chinese manufacturers started to offer much, much cheaper alternatives, sometimes under 200 $. But of course products directly imported from China virtually have no warranty and it happens often enough that all you get is a disappointment.

    So we evaluated the products on the market and imported the most promising model to Germany. For a landed cost of about 330 dollars (air freight included), we got a full blown compressor with accessories!

    This is a very complete inspection of the product. It starts with the unboxing, stretches over functionality tests and ends at the thing taken apart almost completely, to check whether or not it is worthwhile the risks.

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    John Wick Mythbusting Extreme
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    Published on Sep 3, 2017
    John Wick Pencil Scenes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Now_m...
    Patreon Page: https://www.patreon.com/JoergSprave
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    John Wick and John Wick, Chapter 2 are two really violent movies. Especially interesting is the repeated talk about how John Wick can kill people with a pencil - in the 2nd movie, it actually is depicted in full glory.

    This video tests if the kills are actually feasible. Also, a new "weapon" is shown - a hand made thumb ring that has an insert for the butt end of the pencil, making the stabbing process much more comfortable, allowing for even more forceful action.

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    "Wilma" - The Flintstones Crossbow Challenge
    JoergSprave



    Published on Sep 5, 2017
    Okay, I confess this has nothing to do with the Flintstones - except that the crossbow I made for the video looks very much like a "Flintstones" movie prop!

    The challenge I received from a fan was: Can you build a legit crossbow with hand tools only and without your precious industrially made wood? With woods you find in the forest and a bit of rubber, maybe some paracord?

    I set out to master the challenge... and was surprised how well the weapon works. It looks ugly as heck, but it IS legit.

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    "The Galahad Simulator 500" (1100 Joule airgun vs. medieval armor)
    JoergSprave



    Published on Sep 15, 2017
    Link to sword: https://www.boker.de/two-handed-sword...
    Sorry, it actually costs 239 € - not 160. But it is made from 1060 high carbon steel! I wasn't paid for the promotion, but I did get the sword for free. So big shoutout to Böker. Great guys.

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    Would a medieval knight in armor have survived a hit from the 1100 Joule airgun? See for yourself.

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