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3D video: My most beautiful slingshot

Unread postAuthor: JoergS » Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:07 pm

Here is the first 3D slingshot presentation on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JQPDSt6bGM

(Sorry, the embedded player doesn't support 3D yet)

You do need some type of supported 3D glasses, including all of the cardboard types.

If you don't have 3D glasses, then you can still watch the video, just not in 3D. Simply select the right or left channel only, then you see the 2D version. It is worth it, a beautiful slingshot!

If you should be interested in the background of 3D filming and the different types of glasses, then this video could be interesting:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E83i7sXAA74[/youtube]

Enjoy! And let me know what you think.

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Unread postAuthor: spudtyrrant » Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:28 pm

that was awesome, Jörg.
Broke out the old 3d glasses from the spy kids movie and it was well worth it VERY cool, when you put the slingshot out it seemed like you were going to punch me in the face :lol:
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Whisker biscuit slingshot (slingbow)

Unread postAuthor: JoergS » Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:25 pm

Hello,

my whisker buscuit (spare part) arrived a few days ago.

My idea was to build a slingshot around it. I wanted to make it as flat as possible. So I put the biscuit in the middle of the fork. I used the matchstick method (but Thera Tube Green rather than the matchstick) in order to make it backpack friendly.

Problem was that the buscuit broke apart. The arrow was launched 100%, but the pouch and rubber had enough force to break the biscuit at its weakest point.

So I had to weld metal enforcements to the frame, which worked really well in the end. You can see those enforcements on the two pics of the "receiving end".

The triple Thera Gold is very effective, in combination with the arrow gripping pouch.

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Delight Of The Blacksmith

Unread postAuthor: JoergS » Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:43 am

Have made another "W" slingshot today, but this time, I did not use stainless steel.

Instead, I used wrought iron, and saltwater crocodile leather (from an old belt that, ahem, no longer fitted well).

Of course the handle is rotating and ball bearings are used as well. Self centering!

I sanded the iron after spray painting it black, to give it this special "antique" look.

For this design, the black Thera Band is called for. I cut it 24x11x5,5cm, 2 stripes per side. It must be a bit longer because of the "over the top of the ball" method. Lots and lots of power.

This is an entirely different slingshot, but I am quite pleased with it.

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Unread postAuthor: deathbyDWV » Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:38 pm

That looks cool. It has a rustic kinda look... I like it. The wrought iron and crocodile go together well.
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Unread postAuthor: JoergS » Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:31 am

Here is the corresponding video:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5_yl4xg3as[/youtube]

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Unread postAuthor: rp181 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:59 am

Do you have a picture of all of your slingshots in a pile? I want to see how big that pile is :)
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New video: Slingbow, collapsible arrows, razor broadheads

Unread postAuthor: JoergS » Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:20 pm

Many friends of the outdoors like the idea to have a simple hunting weapon with them when they're backpacking. A bow and some arrows would be ideal, but then again that would be bulky and heavy. This video shows my home made outdoor slingbow/slingshot survival bag. It contains

- A slingbow (arrow shooting slingshot)
- Three collapsible arrows
- Three razor sharp broadhead tips
- A Hunter Catapult slingshot
- Ten steel balls
- Spare bands and string
- A small multi tool for changing bands in the field

The whole bag weighs less than 3 pounds (about 1200 gramms). It is very small, about 12" x 6" x 3".

The slingbow shown in this video is built around a so-called "whisker biscuit", the core of a popular arrow rest for bows. It does the job very well, but it had to be reinforced with steel in order to make it strong enough.

Here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfB0yRtGhC0

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New video: Homemade "bonecrusher" slingshot ammo

Unread postAuthor: JoergS » Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:44 pm

Hello,

instead of always shooting lead and steel balls, I have followed the tip from a fellow slingshooter and made my own, very heavy bullets from nuts, bolts and washers.

It works! The effect is quite spectacular.

The new "compass" slingshot is used to compare the impact of different balls and the new, oddly shaped projectiles against a stack of styrofoam boards.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L28hnM5yyx8

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Unread postAuthor: Hubb » Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:29 pm

I couldn't help but notice that little grin after the shots....

How is the accuracy of the shots at extended ranges, say 25yards or so, compared to round balls?
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Unread postAuthor: JoergS » Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:21 pm

The accuracy is absolutely the same. That is the advantage of the slingshot, no barrel, and the speed is too low to cause air friction that is relevant.

These projectiles are deadly at 15 yards, badass at 20, and still very painfull at 25. Means, long distance is not what they are meant for.
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Unread postAuthor: JoergS » Sat Feb 27, 2010 5:18 pm

In order to make a slingshot for target shooting, I wanted a frame that is always held exactly the same.

So I played with some 8mm steel rod and got an idea. What if the slingshot has three finger rings that slide all the way up? This way, nothing can change.

I had to attach the fork in an angle to make the geometry right, but it works. Will shoot it tomorrow!

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Unread postAuthor: JoergS » Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:28 am

Here is the video:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6ff4IM9DUs[/youtube]
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Unread postAuthor: deathbyDWV » Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:43 pm

That is the coolest slingshot grip I've ever seen. Though it seems like it'd be kinda painful with strong bands... Is it?
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Unread postAuthor: JoergS » Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:38 pm

It is OK for medium strong bands. It can't compete with the "W" in terms of power. But in accuracy, it is great!
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