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Unread postAuthor: duane » Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:04 pm

Tennis balls, that is.

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This is a box of 50 Tennis balls that I bought off of EBAY. There are literally thousands out there, and some can be bought really cheaply, with free shipping if you look around.

They're cheaper than potatoes, and reusable.

Duane :)
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:00 pm

That's a lot of balls :) now to send them to the stratosphere!
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Unread postAuthor: Gun Freak » Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:08 pm

Same thing for golf balls too! Used ones are cheap in bulk buckets!
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Unread postAuthor: Blitz » Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:43 am

I'd much rather shoot tennis balls than potatoes. In fact, potatoes is a horrible ammo. Gunks up the gun!

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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:05 am

I got 400 1" super balls off ebay for 20 dollars shipped. :D
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:14 am

you've got fluffy balls you know :D


I wonder how that affects aerodynamics - from what I've read bald tennis balls spin a lot more than fluffy ones. Though if that's caused by air resistance doesn't that imply that there is more drag and they are less than optimal
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Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:03 am

Bald?
leave me out of this please...


I've heard the fluff is added to cause drag and grip intentionally.
Without it a tennisplayer would have less control over the trajectory.

Playing tennis with a tater sucks.
They stopped doing that all together.

Although it did lead to the invention of French fries.
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Unread postAuthor: Gun Freak » Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:40 am

Friend of mine once did that at school with a tennis racquet and an apple... It worked surprisingly well... Perfect apple fries :D

We also tried it against a fence with the same effect:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtgwjyUuU54[/youtube]
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Unread postAuthor: noname » Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:34 am

So pig cannon + grate = bacon?
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:38 am

noname wrote:So pig cannon + grate = bacon?


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This is *exactly* why I'm leaving Europe. What remains an insane idea here becomes a feasible possibility in North America :D
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:43 am

I watched the video and thought what a slow cannon, until I saw the launcher. Not bad for that style launcher.
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Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:51 am

This is *exactly* why I'm leaving Europe


So you've got the balls to leave me here????
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:52 pm

Brian the brain wrote:So you've got the balls to leave me here????


Let's face it Brian, no matter how short you cut your barrels, Europe is not big enough for the two of us :D
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Unread postAuthor: Gun Freak » Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:00 pm

Technician1002 wrote:I watched the video and thought what a slow cannon, until I saw the launcher. Not bad for that style launcher.


We alternated throwing, he plays tennis and I have a baseball background.

A rather efficient launcher :D
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Unread postAuthor: dart guy » Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:50 pm

Jsr, not everyone is completely crazy just about 1/4 of the population. :lol: i am probably in that group. :D
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