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Video: Softball vs 20" LCD Monitor

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Video: Softball vs 20" LCD Monitor

Unread postAuthor: xpitxbullx » Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:25 am

I took a burned out 20" monitor to the park and shot it with the softball cannon. I was surprised that it took it so well. The rag I packed the softball with stayed around the ball as it struck. DAMN! That monitor was tough!

Unfortunately, I shot it with a lacrosse ball from the tennis ball barrel afterwards and the video didn't turn out. The lacrosse ball ANNIHILATED IT!!! It turns out there was 1/2 thick glass inside this monitor! Thats why it survived the softball but it couldn't take the weight and speed of the lacrosse ball. Huge chunks of glass was everywhere. (Yeah, I cleaned it up)

I'm sorry I screwed up the video of the lacrosse ball strike. I was so distraught from the recorder not turning on that I forgot to take a picture of it after the lacrosse ball demolished it. :cry:

Jeff

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1i4uC9Ji5E[/youtube]
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After the softball strike BUT before the lacrosse ball had it for dinner.
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Sat Jun 07, 2008 10:01 am

Putting that metered propane to good use I see. I'll bet your spraying days are over.

I can imagine the Lacrosse ball taking that thing to school, especially after the softball "softened" it up some.
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Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Sat Jun 07, 2008 10:08 am

Wow, that was quite amazing, now I want a softball cannon...
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Unread postAuthor: bigbob12345 » Sat Jun 07, 2008 10:42 am

Wow, seems very powerful. Especially for the relatively small chamber size.
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Unread postAuthor: xpitxbullx » Sat Jun 07, 2008 7:44 pm

bigbob12345 wrote:Wow, seems very powerful. Especially for the relatively small chamber size.


The chamber is a little bigger that it appears with the softball forced to seat 4" from the bottom of the barrel. I can launch a softball 885 feet. :twisted:

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Unread postAuthor: n-strike » Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:06 pm

I love 4" PVC! It wins! I love how you stand when you shoot it, very professional.
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:53 pm

n-strike wrote:I love 4" PVC! It wins! I love how you stand when you shoot it, very professional.


Well he is trying to aim it at a small, low target..... :roll:
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