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Unread postAuthor: BigGrib » Fri Oct 05, 2007 11:54 am

Definantly need to think sometimes before pulling that trigger about what is behind what i'm shooting and what are the concequences going to be if that thing decides to turn tail and head right for me. Especially marbles. Holy cow.

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Unread postAuthor: spanerman » Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:04 pm

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:
spanerman wrote:saftey glasses are a must with hard projectiles....


It's not enough, this could just have easily been a clean hole in my forehead - eliminating the risk of ricochet by ensuring enough distance between the shooter and the target as well as suitable shielding for the shooter.



you might want to fire from 100m away
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Unread postAuthor: DeuceX » Fri Oct 05, 2007 10:04 pm

Used a disposable camera's flash for the sparker in spudzooka design. Took it all apart and when I went to attach it to the cannon the guys pranked me and charged it and needless to say when the screwdriver hit the contact it went flying out of my hand and lodged its self into the wall.
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Unread postAuthor: Redcoat » Fri Oct 05, 2007 10:54 pm

LOL, that's cool!

I just had another accident about 20 minutes ago, I have a nice bruise.

I shot my Marble gun at a Target (Sustagen Tin) about 13m away it went straight through (as i expected) then ricocheted off the back wall and came skimming along the ground back to me and hit me in the thigh (I was kneeling).

Nearly all my cannon accidents are because of damn ricochets.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Fri Oct 05, 2007 11:12 pm

chaos wrote:here you guys go, i found the pics of my hand after my accident

- marble under the skin against the bone (didnt shatter luckily)
- 7 stiches
- lots of bruising
- spiral fracture from the knuckle up

maybe not look at the pictures if your "easily" grossed out, there not that bad tho.

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t274 ... 007178.jpg

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t274 ... 007177.jpg


How big was the marble? Looks smaller then the 16mm ones.
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Unread postAuthor: chaos » Sat Oct 06, 2007 6:54 am

MrCrowley wrote:
chaos wrote:here you guys go, i found the pics of my hand after my accident

- marble under the skin against the bone (didnt shatter luckily)
- 7 stiches
- lots of bruising
- spiral fracture from the knuckle up

maybe not look at the pictures if your "easily" grossed out, there not that bad tho.

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t274 ... 007178.jpg

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t274 ... 007177.jpg


How big was the marble? Looks smaller then the 16mm ones.


umm nop it was a 16mm one,when it was wedged underneath my skin and up against the bone i could only see about 5square mm of the marble, i then got my dad to pop it out lol it shot out an he caught it (it was funny had to be there), i was really worried becoz of how dangerous compressed air injection can be,
but yer lesson learned i guess, isolate all power sources be4 doin sh!t like that.
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Unread postAuthor: LGM » Sat Oct 06, 2007 8:17 am

Heh, the funniest accident I have seen happened to my friend when he was shooting my combustion. He had the back propped kind of high on his shoulder and started pushing the igniter, but nothing happened. He turned his head to look at me and started saying that it wasn't working when the back lifted up a bit, then the gun fired. It slammed back into his face and he had a bruise on his cheek. Needless to say, me and the other person laughed our asses off.
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Unread postAuthor: LikimysCrotchus5 » Sat Oct 06, 2007 4:53 pm

For all of you guys who are afraid of ricocheting, simply follow these steps b4 you shoot.

A. Make sure your area is clear and somewhat secluded.
B. (Which is most important so it doesnt ricochet towards you) shoot at an angle, and what should happen is that it will reflect off in that same angle except the other way, which im sure you have all figured this out but someone has to say it so ill guess it will be me.

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Unread postAuthor: Modderxtrordanare » Sat Oct 06, 2007 4:55 pm

LikimysCrotchus5 wrote:For all of you guys who are afraid of ricocheting, simply follow these steps b4 you shoot.

A. Make sure your area is claer and somewhat secluded.
B. (Which is most important so it doesnt ricochet towards you) shoot at an angle, and what should happen is that it will relfect off in that same angle except the other way, which im sure you have all figured this out but someone has to say it so ill gues it will be me.

Safe Spuddin,
(especially you Redcoat :D )


What if it doesn't hit a flat surface, or ricochets off two things, or a combination of both?
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Unread postAuthor: LikimysCrotchus5 » Sat Oct 06, 2007 4:58 pm

Well thats y i said to be secluded somewhat so that there is nothing else it can ricochet off of and im pretty sure if you still shoot it at an angle, then it will relfect off the point it was hit at even if its not perfectly flat or not flat at all.
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Unread postAuthor: Redcoat » Sat Oct 06, 2007 8:03 pm

LikimysCrotchus5 wrote:Safe Spuddin,
(especially you Redcoat :D )


I'll try. :wink: .

I have decided to put a wooden backdrop for now, it has reduced injuries and ricochets etc.
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Unread postAuthor: veginator » Tue Oct 16, 2007 5:09 pm

I did possibly the dumbest thing ever I had just built my new simple combustion when I decided that I wanted a big flame so I sprayed in a continuous stream of hair spray and hit the spark. Just to make things short I walked away fine except for some singed hair.
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Unread postAuthor: beebs111 » Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:41 pm

use large blocks of layered foam or several carpets hung 6" apart from each other layered IIIII like that, which will stop almost all ricochets, or at least slow them down to almost a stop
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Unread postAuthor: A-98 » Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:42 am

just had another one a month or so back. i was showing my QEV cannon to some friends, and had it charged to about 50 PSI. i ram a very tightly wadded paintball down the barrel, and the pressure it produced pushed the diaphragm back, and shot the ram-rod into the air, and the paintball hit my had, causing a nice bruise.

hm. you don't check this site in a while, and look what happens. 11 pages. last i checked it was ~8 i think.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:49 am

A-98 wrote:the pressure it produced pushed the diaphragm back, and shot the ram-rod into the air, and the paintball hit my had, causing a nice bruise.


Had a very similar incident once while demonstrating the beast to some friends. I charged it up and rammed down a sabot, then found some BBs and wanted to ram them down but the metre long length of brass tube I was using as a ramrod was nowhere to be seen in spite some intensive searching.

Screw it I figured, handed it to my friend and he fired it at a bottle at close range. Out came the missing ramrod, punching through the bottle and impaling it to the wooden backstop, to everyone's ill concealed delight :D
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