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Unread postAuthor: DR » Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:48 pm

This cannon was originally posted on Spudtech, but seeing as how that site is down indefinitely, I plan on posting several of my past cannons here.

It was one of my favorites, although it required quite a bit of redesigning to get the ignition to work reliably.



<div align="center"><a href="http://pages.villagephotos.com/page.asp?page_id=3714">Basketball Combustion Cannon aka "Mighty Mouse"</a></div>

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Unread postAuthor: Velocity » Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:53 pm

As I probably said on Spudtech, very nice cannon. So few people make these large diameter pipe launchers... consequently, the few that are made are always something that greatly interests me.

How does the power of this one compare to the power of the one which used the concrete bucket endcap or the one that used the cast iron endcap?
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Unread postAuthor: DR » Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:02 pm

rmich732 wrote:How does the power of this one compare to the power of the one which used the concrete bucket endcap or the one that used the cast iron endcap?


The power of this one was very similar to that of all of my previous basketball launchers. The only difference was the length of the barrel on this one, which as you can see, is extremely short! :lol:

It'll punch a basketball so high, that it becomes a small dot in the sky at its apogee. Everyone who attended the 1st Annual Las Vegas Spud Meet can attest to its performance.

I gave this launcher to benstern, but never heard if he actually used it?
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Unread postAuthor: PVC Arsenal 17 » Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:18 pm

Have you ever been tempted to just hop in there and blast yourself out? Or at least the dog?

That's an amazing cannon, one few that actually deserves to be called a cannon. Nice work.
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Unread postAuthor: DR » Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:43 pm

PVC Arsenal 17 wrote:Have you ever been tempted to just hop in there and blast yourself out? Or at least the dog?


No -because it would violate Main Forum Rules #2, which specifically states:

Discussion of shooting anything at any person and/or animal is prohibited, and may result in a permanent banning of your account.

Even though you'd be shooting "it", instead of shooting "at it", it's all the same!

Any attempt to argue against this would be in direct violation of Main Forum Rule #8, which specifically states:

Intentional exploitation of loopholes may result in new rules.

I (for one) don't want any more rules! :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: A-98 » Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:48 pm

^^^holy moses! DR here, has set a newbie (if you want to call DR a newbie :lol: ) record. he actually read the rules!*gasp*
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Unread postAuthor: ShowNoMercy » Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:52 pm

Yea that must be weird, going from bad ass spudtech mod to a newb in this forum.... life can be strange lol
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Unread postAuthor: DR » Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:02 pm

ShowNoMercy wrote:Yea that must be weird, going from bad ass spudtech mod to a newb in this forum.... life can be strange lol


I have more posts and SpudBux than you do though, so

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Unread postAuthor: ShowNoMercy » Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:05 pm

Gotta give you that and I wasnt trying to lash out at you just thought that it was a funny situation. Oh well I'll give you a month or so and then you will prob be back up to you status as you held at spudtech.
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Unread postAuthor: DR » Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:08 pm

And my reply was meant as "all in good fun". :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: A-98 » Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:13 pm

DR wrote:
ShowNoMercy wrote:Yea that must be weird, going from bad ass spudtech mod to a newb in this forum.... life can be strange lol


I have more posts and SpudBux than you do though, so

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pwn't (more interesting than PWNED!!>>!!)

lol, that was a good one.

are you going to do anything for the SF competition DR?
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Unread postAuthor: benstern » Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:15 pm

Have you ever been tempted to just hop in there and blast yourself out? Or at least the dog?


Cause this cannon is currently in MY garage! :twisted:
btw DR... the fan melted on one shot...too rich.
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