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Welcome to Slingshot City. The vids here are for entertainment purposes only and should not be done at home.

The coolest flashlights for slingshots: Eight models under 50 bucks
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Published on Apr 29, 2016
Pocket lights have come a long way. Clumsy, heavy monsters that are barely bright enough for a nightly walk with the dog are a thing of the past, thanks to modern LED technology. It is amazing how bright modern products are and how cool the design is.

We reviewed 8 common products from several manufacturers, all small enough to be attached to a slingshot. See their features and performance!

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Spear Guns for Home Defense?
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Published on May 8, 2016
Home defense is important for many people. Those who live in the US have the advantage that they can easily obtain firearms for the purpose, but in most other countries that is a not an option, due to strict weapon laws.

Spear guns are usually seen as a sports instrument rather than a weapon, and therefore they are legal even in some of the most restrictive countries. Well, what can kill a fish can probably also be effective against human intruders - so spear guns might be a viable option for self defense.

This video is a (non sponsored) review about two different models, both about 50 cm long. Both are made by Cressi, one of the leading manufacturers. One model is powered by rubber, the other one by compressed air.

How will these devices perform against an archery mat and ballistic gelatin? What is the effective range? Can they be "souped up" for more power?

This video has the answers.

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Over/Under Self Defense Spear Gun: Better than commercial models?
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Published on May 14, 2016
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In the last video, we looked at under water spear guns and tested if they work as makeshift home defense weapons.

Turns out we were wrong in some of our findings - we stand corrected!

In any case, one of the biggest disadvantage of spear guns is that they have one shot only. This seems inadequate for the purpose - at least two shots are called for !

So we designed AND built one of the few all-metal weapons we ever made... a short (50cm) double shot spear gun that is no doubts effective both under AND above water.

See for yourself!

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Cobra Pistolenarmbrust "badassed" vom Slingshot Channel - Review/Schusstest/Chronytest/Zombietest
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Published on May 16, 2016
Cobra pistol crossbow Pistolenarmbrust 80 lbs, (Review, Schusstest, Chronytest und Zombietest) "badassed" von Jörg Sprave vom Slingshot Channel. 10 Schuss Magazin Mod., Reddot, Frontgriff.... ein super Gerät! Die Krise kann kommen! Keine Chance für Zombies :-))

Danke an Kameramann Bene, der mir dieses Mal geholfen hat ;-)


Cobra pistol confine pistol crossbow 80lbs (review, shooting test, Chronytest and zombie test) "badassed" by Jörg Sprave the Slingshot channel. 10 shot magazine mod., RedDot, front grip... a super device! The crisis maybe! No chance for zombies:-))

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One Million Subscriber Special: 7 Years and 111 Days of Destruction!
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Published on May 22, 2016
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After more than seven years, on May 22, 2016, The Slingshot Channel reached 1 Million Subscribers on YouTube.

In order to celebrate this major milestone, here is a little tour into the history of this channel. We are looking at some of our coolest videos we published in all these years.

Enjoy!

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The ULTIMATE Rubber Band Life-Hack - AK47 FIX!
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Published on Apr 4, 2015
Is it possible to replace a VITAL part of an AK (the return spring) with rubber bands? No one has ever tried it before, so let's find out!
Darren was brave enough to try it and risk getting a bolt slammed into his face, or worse, a rubber band snapping him!

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The Worlds Most Powerful Airsoft Sniper Rifle Mod?
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Published on May 27, 2016
Link to Airsoft gun product specs:

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Many fans asked us to "badass" an airsoft gun. The waiting is over! Here is a fully modded sniper airsoft rifle... the best part is that the BB action remains active and unchanged. We simply added a full blown slingshot rifle to the weapon, controlled by a second trigger!

The slingshot part has multiple times the energy and momentum in comparison with this "toy" airsoft gun (less than 0,5J energy). Both "barrels" will hit the target by means of aiming through the scope!

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Reupload: Shooting Chainsaws With The Slingshot
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Published on Apr 24, 2016
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After the last video where we made a slingshot with a chainsaw (well, part of the work was done with one anyway), many people wanted to see a chainsaw as ammo.

We actually did just that about three years ago, but the video had to be taken down due to a copyright issue with a music piece we used. We bought a license for the piece from a company that guaranteed we could use it for YouTube, but it turned out they never owned the rights.

So here it is, in lower quality and with badly patched audio - but you will still see the launcher.

Enjoy!

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The Rubberaulic Press: Pure, Brutal Demolition!
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Published on Jun 5, 2016
Link to Hydraulic Press Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcMD...
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This is a cooperation with one of the most successful Destruction channels on YouTube: The Hydraulic Press Channel.
We love those guys as all they do is crushing stuff with a hugely powerful press. This pure, undiluted and single minded dedication to demolition is simply fascinating.

When they asked us for a collab, we immediately agreed and so we built a "press" that uses rubber instead of hydraulics to crush things. The result is some kind of crazy combination between a guillotine and a sledge hammer - but it does its job quite properly. See how the Rubberaulic Press destroys lead balls, coins, a (counterfeit) Breitling watch, an iPhone with stainless steel cover and even a golden ring.

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Rubberaulic Press Mythbusting!
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Published on Jun 8, 2016
Will it make the press more effective when we bolt it down? Many people said so. Well, in theory the upwards vector from the press and the downwards vector from the rod will add up - but some energy will be lost due to fighting the gravity.

We did the test in order to find out!

Also, we brought the contraption to its limits by - guess what - doubling up the rubber. See for yourself what 400 kg (880 lb) of rubber force, applied to a 7,5 kg (16,5 lb) steel rod, do to various objects!

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Bowling Ball Launcher 1:10 Scale Experiments
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Published on Jun 9, 2016
As announced we started the work on the Bowling Ball Launcher after we exceeded the 1 mill subs milestone. The progress is mostly shown on Facebook, but here is a video showing a 1:10 scale model testing several different ramps.

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Mosasaurs Beware!
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Published on Jun 18, 2016
Inspired by: http://stroggtank.deviantart.com/art/...
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Pneumatic spear guns are fearsome weapons. Compact, lightweight and crazy powerful!

Based on "stroggtanks" great piece of art, we made six shot monster spear gun that fires all six spears on the pull of a single trigger! The heavy steel spears weigh about 3 pounds altogether and throw the big archery mat down every time.

Made from six unaltered Cressi SL55 spear guns that are bundled up by means of a wooden rig, the Mosasaur Hunter 2000 is a lot of fun to shoot.

Also, some more bonus material including new tests with the rubberaulic press!

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Katana Mythbusting Extreme
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Published on Jun 22, 2016
Note: This is not degrading Katanas in, Tameshigiri athletes and certainly not Japanese swordmakers. It is just a bit of Katana mythbusting, is all.
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The Katana is notoriously famous around the world. While it is no doubts a fearsome weapon and extremely lethal in the hands of the practiced master, how dangerous is it really when wielded by a total newbie?

Can a total amateur cut a "human leg" equivalent (Tatami Omote)?

Can a crude home made "sword" (sharpened flat steel) cut an Omote mat?

Can a Katana cut through a cheap steel sword without any damage?

This video has the answers.

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How To Weaponize Garden Hose Stuff (Homemade Spear Launcher)
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Published on Jun 26, 2016
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Walking through the hardware store is pure inspiration for us here at The Slingshot Channel. This time, we are looking at garden hose equipment... can we make a lethal weapon from it? Sure! See for yourself.

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Rubberaulic Press Fail (Shot myself in the leg)
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Published on Jun 30, 2016
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Because of the rain, we could not test what happens when the Rubberaulic press smashes centerfire blanks.

They go off just fine!

A piece of metal hit me in the lower leg... ouch!

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Is Lucille Awesome? (The Negan Simulator 500)
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Published on Jul 3, 2016
We LOVE The Walking Dead. Both the comic books and the series.

Lucille, Negan's beloved barb wire wrapped baseball bat, is featured in both versions of the plot, and we wanted to find out if the barbed wire really makes a difference.

See for yourself!

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The Deadliest Steampunk Pistol Ever?
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Published on Jul 8, 2016
As the BKA ruled that arrow shooters that have the arrow gliding OVER and not THROUGH a barrel are non regulated and legally toys, we do spend a lot of time to develop home made shooters based on that concept.

This latest iteration has a lot of promise: It is fairly compact and still really powerful. At 50 ft-lb, the energy level is on par with very viable commercial crossbows - at a fraction of the cost and much smaller dimensions.

Powered by a co2 cartridge from an emergency bike pump, the home made arrows fly straight and fast.

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Excursion: New Porsche, Autobahn, Precious Stones! (No weapons)
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Published on Jul 9, 2016
In this most unusual episode, we are test driving a brand new Porsche Boxster S (718 series) to Idar-Oberstein, one of the main centers for precious stones in Germany.

After some brutal speeding (fully legal of course), we were ovewhelmed by the beauty of the objects in the German Museum of Precious Stones... we filmed some of them and you can have a look!

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"The Pocketshot" News: Review and Tutorial
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Published on Jul 17, 2016
http://www.thepocketshot.com
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We have reviewed the "Pocketshot" product in 2014 and we still like it a lot. Guess what, those guys haven't been sleeping and developed new stuff for it!

See the whisker biscuit cap, the all new full size arrow pouch and the arrow nock cap in action...

We also show how to make a "pocketshot" at home, from a balloon... while of course the home made version is a lot weaker, it still is fun to shoot!

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Kunai Knife Arrow Head (more from the Steampunk Pistol)
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Published on Jul 19, 2016
Lots of people liked the co2 powered "Steampunk" pistol, but commented on the arrows we used for it. We received quite a few emails with advise how to improve the flight of the short arrows and of the big steel arrow as well.

So we tested these ideas! See for yourself. Thanks for all the help!

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The Pikachu Hunter Pumpgun (Pokémon Go For Real)
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Published on Jul 23, 2016
Monsters, freely roaming the world? The Slingshot Channel comes to the rescue!

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Germany's Most Dangerous Toy (FXAirguns Verminator Mk2 D)
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Published on Jul 31, 2016
Link to German version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CftIo...
Manufacturer website: http://www.fxairguns.com
German Shop: http://www.slingshotchannelstore.de
Link to BKA-Assessment (German): http://tinyurl.com/zxhelmn
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This is probably the biggest loophole in German gun law: Because this arrow shooting airgun does not shoot a projetile THROUGH a barrel but OVER a barrel, the BKA (highest German authority on gun assessments) ruled that the Verminator MK2 in the arrow-only version is a toy and by no means covered by German gun law.

Means, it is totally unregulated, can be owned by minors, can be shot anywhere (with the land owner's permission) and can be kept loaded next to your night stand if you want - even though it has 7 times the energy of a legal (but still very regulated) pellet shooting air gun.

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The "Tacticoolest" Homemade Bullpup Airgun Ever?
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Published on Aug 3, 2016
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The gaping loophole in German law allows us to make the coolest airguns here at The Slingshot Channel - for those arrow-glides-over-the-barrel shooters, none of the strict regulations for guns apply. This is a toy, legally!
Link to BKA assessment: http://tinyurl.com/h2nojeg
See our first two-shot bullpup version... we all love it for its power and cool looks!

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Katana: The Naked Truth
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Published on Aug 6, 2016
In our earlier video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2t4oj...), we tested several Katana myths. The reaction of the audience was astounding, so many views and comments...

Several hot debates sprang up, mostly about the steel used for a proper Katana, but also about European swords, Jörg's pathetic swordsmanship and the cutting tests in general. We HAD to go and visit an expert to shine some light onto these issues.

Listen to Stefan Roth, both expert sword smith and martial arts master, and see how a tatami is cut properly!

Link to Stefan's website: http://www.seelenschmiede.de

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The Mystery Of The Whistling Bullets: Psychological Warfare, 200 AD
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Published on Aug 11, 2016
When Dr. John Reid, Chairman of the Trimontium Trust, contacted us and asked for our help in order to shed some light on an ancient mystery, we immediately agreed!

Dr. Reid and his team did some excavations at the 1800 years old battle site at Burnswark in Scotland, where a full Roman legion laid siege to a Caledonian hilltop fortification and eventually stormed the place.

Dr. Reid's team found hundreds of lead sling bullets in the small patches they excavated, which means that there were thousands upon thousands of such shots fired in that battle.

The curious thing is that about 20% of the bullets were very small (only about 20 grams) and had a hole drilled into them, 4 mm in diameter and 6 mm deep. What was the purpose of that hole?

Dr. Reid believes that it was done in order to make them whistle in flight so to irritate the opponents, but he wasn't really able to shoot the bullets at the speed the ancient slingers mastered.

He came to the right place! We did our part and contributed to the body of scientific work. And had plenty of fun!

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New Full Auto Slingshot Concept: First Tests!
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Published on Aug 14, 2016
We love everything full auto here at The Slingshot Channel. The concept of continuous, sustained fire by the press of a button is simply fascinating.

Here, you can see the first working test device of a swing arm equipped launcher that actually does give the projectile some spin, so it would be ideal to launch saw blades (or Shuriken, where legal).

Also we do some more work on the ancient Roman/Caledonian battle with the whistling slingshot balls.

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Progress Fun! Wow.
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Published on Aug 15, 2016
Just a little update on the progress of both the Full Auto Shooter and the air powered arrow launchers.

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World's fastest ball valve?
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Published on Aug 16, 2016
So many people wanted to know what happens when I attach a rubber powered release for the ball valve...

It really adds power - if a bit too much...

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400 Joule: World Record Homemade Arrow Shooter
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Published on Aug 21, 2016
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Further work on the "over-the-barrel" air powered arrow shooters has just raised the bar for portable, muscle operated arrow/bolt shooters: This lightweight (2.5 lb) airbow shoots a heavy (50 oz) aluminum and steel arrow at 246 feet per second. It beats the most expensive and powerful commercially made crossbows by a huge margin.

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Best Homemade Arrow Shooter Ever? Kills 2 Zombies With One Shot.
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Published on Aug 28, 2016
The best commercially available crossbows have about 200 Joule shot energy and 3 N s momentum. That is quite impressive and actually can be used for hunting big game at shot distances up to 70 meters.

But now, a home made "post apocalyptic" airbow wipes all of those expensive products away. Made from plumbing parts and wood from the scrap heap, this arrow powered weapon fires a heavy, thick home made arrow at 511 Joule (377 ft-lb) of energy, with about four times the momentum of a 200 Joule crossbow.

It is accurate enough to achieve a perfect "Robin Hood" shot from 14 meters distance, and can be charged by a manual pump, a scuba/paintball bottle or a suitable compressor.

The power is just amazing. Even a triple layer "Stronghold" archery mat that can easily stop the most powerful compound crossbow arrows failed to catch the heavy aluminum arrow fired from this contraption... but clearly the most impressive test is the "double Zombie" head shot. Two coconuts, molded into two blocks of ballistic gelatin, were penetrated all the way with major force.

This needs to be converted into a commercially manufactured airgun with a quick reload, large air container and cool industrial design! Specifically since German law defines this as a "toy" and it can be bought/made without any kind of license.

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Project 1000 Joule Airrowgun: Getting Closer! (714 Joule)
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Published on Aug 29, 2016
Two more enhancements to the home made airbow...

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World's most amazing Katana test?
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Published on Sep 1, 2016
We have done several tests with the 160 Euro Boeker Akito Katana already. As confirmed by expert sword smith Stefan Roth, the Akito is in fact a legitimate Katana, with partial hardening of the edge and a softer back.

While the Katana has been treated pretty rough already, today we put it through the toughest test so far. We put it underneath the mighty "Rubberaulic Press", basically a cross between a guillotine and a sledge hammer. The massive 50mm steel rod is accelerated down a frame with several hundreds of kilograms of rubber force, hitting the anvil hard enough to double a Euro coin in diameter.

What will the hammer blow do to the poor Akito when it is accelerated right down to the sword edge? See for yourself.

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#33
MIB "Noisy Cricket": Tiny Rubberband Shooter (Tutorial)
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Published on Sep 4, 2016
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One of the coolest guns from the "Men In Black" franchise is the "Noisy Cricket". A tiny gun with a loud bang! The design is very original and totally iconic. You can even buy a collector's replica, which is shown in this video too.

Now you can make one at home, in the form of a cute little rubber band shooter! This video is a full tutorial.

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"Toy Gun" vs. Military Steel Helmet + Body Armor
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Published on Sep 8, 2016
This thing is probably the most powerful arrow shooter in the world - but legally, it is regarded as a toy in Germany. No need to be 18 to own it, no need to go to the range, no need to leave it at home when you go to the next shopping mall.

BKA assessment: https://www.bka.de/SharedDocs/Downloa...

While we still have not reached that elusive 1000-Joule-of-energy goal, we have now reached 884 Joule. See with your own eyes what a quarterpounder arrow travelling at 400 km/h does to ballistic gelatin, a body armor vest and even a veritable ex military steel helmet!

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How To Pierce a Stab Proof Vest
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Published on Sep 10, 2016
Spear Head: https://www.coldsteel.com/maa-lance-p...

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We bought this inexpensive stab proof vest for the airbow tests... but since we still had it, we wanted to test if we can make a dagger that can stab through it. Turns out we can!

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Assassin's Creed Gun for Real. No kidding.
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Published on Sep 13, 2016
The Assassin's Creed wrist mounted crossbow is one of the most famous weapons on the internet. Many channels including this one have presented their versions of it, some more impressive than others. But so far none of those devices ever had any serious power.

This comes to an end now! See a wrist mounted crossbow that has serious power. The 19.2 gram arrows fly at 70 m/s, enough to propel them through an extra tough block of ballistic gelatin and through both sides of a coconut.

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Project 1,000 Joule Airbow: 92% there!
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Published on Sep 15, 2016
Small video update about the ongoing work...
 

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World's Tiniest Airbow?
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Published on Sep 18, 2016
After we brought you the most powerful airbow, here is the smallest one to date...

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Can Rubber Defeat Gravity?
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Published on Sep 25, 2016
Veritasium slinky video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCMmm...

What happens when you attach a heavy weight to a rubber band, let it hand down a bit and then let it fall?

This video has the answer, filmed in 1000 frames per second.

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O Sweet Destruction (The Bowling Ball Launcher)
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Published on Oct 1, 2016
I promised that I would build a bowling ball launcher as soon as I hit 1 million subscribers. Due to bad weather and other projects it took me as long to make it as it took YouTube to get my golden play button ready... will get it on the same day this video goes online! Kind of neat.

Thanks to all my loyal followers. May this video bring you as much fun as we had shooting that monster.

A very special "Thank You" goes out to the great guys at Kleinvillars. Without their help and permission to fire this beast on their property this video would not have been possible.

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