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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.

    A "The Slingshot Channel" production.
     
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    "Wilma" - The Flintstones Crossbow Challenge
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    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.

    A "The Slingshot Channel" production.



     
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    JoergSprave Live Stream
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    "The Galahad Simulator 500" (1100 Joule airgun vs. medieval armor)
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    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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    The "Guns Of Boom" Hand Grenade Challenge
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    Published on Sep 24, 2017
    Download Guns of Boom for Free: https://goo.gl/jXQUm7
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    This video was brought to you by the mobile game "Guns Of Boom".
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    We love it when we get to make a themed video for a cool game, especially if it comes with an even cooler challenge! This time, we had to design, make and shoot a spectacular launcher - capable of throwing a steel hand grenade twice as far as the best soldiers can!

    Did we master the challenge? See for yourself....

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    Jörg Has A HighSpeed! Crazy Destruction @ 17,000 fps.
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    Published on Sep 26, 2017
    http://www.patreon.com/JoergSprave

    Thank you to all my loyal Patreon supporters for making this possible. I feel this great Chronos camera lifts my channel onto a whole new level.

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    The World's Most Silent Crossbow? TWD Special!
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    Published on Oct 16, 2017
    Download The Walking Dead: No Man's Land for free now and get Negan for free! This special offer is only available until 10/30/17. Click here: http://nxtg.ms/2fCzFXm ► Sponsored by Next Games.

    UNLOCKING NEGAN
    These are the steps new players need to take to unlock the Negan offer:

    1.Complete chapter one (whole chapter)

    2.You will get a reward screen (Press “accept”)

    3. Pop-up appear, for unlocking Negan (Press “unlock”)

    4.(Negan-tokens will be automatically added to your inventory)

    5.This will direct you to the Hero-screen, where you need to unlock Negan (Press purple “unlock” button under Negan)

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    Crossbows are very silent weapons. They are in fact much less noisy than silenced firearms, except maybe silenced .22 rifles.

    But when the dead come back from hell, they may just not be silent enough. So when we were challenged to build the world's most silent crossbow, we decided to put it into a cushioned sarcophagus! The outcome is quite cool - the crossbow is indeed very very silent.
    The silencing did not affect the power and accuracy of the weapon, as we clearly demonstrate in this video.

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    How To Weaponize Business Cards - "Cardception"
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    Published on Oct 20, 2017
    Eliah Indiegogo campaign: http://www.igg.me/at/ELIAH
    Official Eliah Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFZrL...
    Best price (super early bird): 249 $
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    Today, we are helping three young German inventors and founders out by reviewing a prototype of their new product: Eliah, a combination of a heater and a ceiling light.

    In order to tie in our own very special content, we used their business card... and did with them what we do best! See for yourself.

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    Cheeeaaap Knives, BRUTAL tests: "The Knife Destroyer 3000"
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    Published on Oct 29, 2017
    Knife #1 (fixed, paracord wrapped):
    https://goo.gl/hhSenJ
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    Knife #2 (tiny, all steel liner lock):
    https://goo.gl/5ero5w
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    Knife #3 (Karambit)
    https://goo.gl/6TGzC3
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    Knife #4 (Multitool):
    https://goo.gl/7X1ZNn
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    Knife #5 (Fixed combat knife, desert tan):
    https://goo.gl/uxe13Z
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    Knife #6 (Folder, rosewood scales, folded steel blade):
    https://goo.gl/CQrXQA
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    Things imported directly from China are cheap, cheap, cheap.

    Since websites like Gearbest https://goo.gl/WrgLb2 make it super easy to order from China, now consumers in Europe, North America and elsewhere can benefit from these prices at any time. But are the products any good?

    We have ordered a whole bunch of knives for not a lot of money. From those, we picked six models for this review: Some from the low end, some mid range and some “high end”.

    These knives are presented, then tested against wood and even aluminum. After that, the fun started: Two of the models were clamped into a rubber powered test machine and slammed with superhuman strength against soft targets and finally against huge chunks of structural steel.

    Will the dirt cheap knives survive what we consider the most brutal knife test in the world? See for yourself.

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    The Halloween Nutcracker Hammer
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    Published on Oct 31, 2017
    Happy Halloween!

    All the best from The Slingshot Channel.
     
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    Slingshots vs. Zombies - Win the Broomhandle shooter!
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    Published on Nov 5, 2017
    Download Slingshot vs. Zombies!
    Android:https://play.google.com/store/apps/de...
    Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sling...
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    Raffle conditions: Play the game until you have unlocked the IKEA pencil shooter. Then take a snapshot as proof and upload it to the Facebook group, here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sling...
    Drawing on the 12th of Nov., 2017. Winner will be named on Facebook then. Must be 18+ to participate.

    More info about Johannes, the developer of the game: https://www.facebook.com/linnamaenter...

    A "The Slingshot Channel" Production!
     
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    Daily Mail Wars: Next Round :(
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    Published on Nov 11, 2017
     
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    The "Thegn Thrand" Sword Challenge: My Take!
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    Published on Nov 18, 2017
    Thrands Challenge Video (with his take): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uG5P...
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    Thegn Thrand challenged us recently. He used a very nice Viking sword and threw it by hand, very expertly, against a crazy strong target... riveted chain mail over a gamebson over ballistic jelly over a shield... and managed to penetrate the whole deal!

    We rubbered up the trusted sword launcher and gave it a go... with interesting results. See for yourself!
     

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