Monday, April 25, 2011

More about the Full Auto Slingshot

Ok, so many people wanted slomos and destruction.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Full auto slingshot crossbow

Gatling guns have been the first firearms with a firing rate close to modern machine guns. Their principle is easy: A set of rotating barrels are fired by cranking a wheel. This makes them technically and legally a repeating gun, not a full auto one - but it is close enough.

The Slingshot Channel took the challenge to design a rubber powered version of Mr. Gatling's great invention. And here it is: Eight 20 mm balls, on their way to the target in less than half a second. The theoretical firing rate is 960 rounds per minute, slightly faster than that of the popular M16 assault rifle.

The video also shows how you can fire single shots with the weapon.

A presentation brought to you by The Slingshot Channel!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Curvy Lady

Kitties are sweet, but it was high time to make another slingshot.

I had bought some cheap leftover wood parts on ebay lately, an assortment that was not specified by the name of the wood. Anyway, Found a long piece that looked promising.

I carved a nice handle from it, then made a fork from multiplex. After oiling it with dark gun stock oil, the grain came out beautiful.

This is a very comfortable and solid shooter that I like a lot. What do you guys think?

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Anti Vampire Slingshot

Vampires are fashionable right now, lots of Hollywood coverage going on.

The Slingshot Channel can not ignore this important tendency in entertainment.

Vampires are usually disposed off by means of a wooden stake, rammed right through the undead creature's heart. So shooting a stake is the challenge of the day.

A vampire stake is no lightweight thing, many movies clearly demonstrated that a 1" rod is minimum, and penetration must be about 8 to 10 inches to be on the safe side. This means that the stake will weigh 8 to 10 ounces.

Includes a training stake!

Monday, April 4, 2011


... it happens: While you are making a new slingshot, at some point in the process you realize you hit GOLD.

You finish the frame like in a fever dream, as you can not wait to see it buffed up and finished.

This happened today: My new one came out beautiful.

Alumimum core, sawed out of a massive 6mm board, and Thuja wood.

It is beautiful. Smooth. Feels great in the hand.

Of course it is a variation of the Hand Howitzer, minus the "teeth" (that I don't need as I only shoot hammer style).

I think the spike (just blunt enough to not nick the rubber) is a very nice detail. The aluminum allows me to go fairly thin without risking breakage.

This is ALMOST to gorgeous to be shot!

Hope you like it.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

New video: Butterfly, monster bands, cabbage turnip

After the last video was wild enough to go viral (machete slingshot), I decided to go back to my roots and shoot at stuff.

Worked out the whole winter, it was worth it, I can now take a band set (TB gold, 2,8 x 1,8 x 29 cm, three layers per side) and fully butterfly the thing. Controlled.

The result is awesome. It almost knocks my catch box over when I hit it with a 1" steel ball.

In this video, I shoot the big balls against an innocent cabbage turnip. The results, as always, are shown in super slo mo.

This video also presents a new "tournament" slingshot crossbow, with a unique feature: Three different tube types that can be used either or, but also in a combination.

Some more bonus material completes this The Slingshot Channel production.