Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Halloween Special: Anti Zombie Slingshot

I have been active on the great zombiehunters.org forum. The crazy folks that populate the forum (myself included) talk about the "what ifs" of an apocalytical Romero (Dawn of The Dead) like scenario.

So I was thinking about how to build an efficient Zombie killing slingshot.

I know that a strong slingshot has enough energy to crack a human skull (remember my coconut experiment?), but that is not good enough.

The slingshot I want to make won't be firing a bullet, it will be a close range termination tool.

Zombies attack you in a fearless way, wanting to bite you as fast as possible. So first, you want to keep their teeth away from your flesh. Then, you need to destroy the brain. This is the only way to kill a "Romero" zombie.

My idea is to make a short fork from steel rods. The fork would be put against the zombie throat, much like a collar. A spike or spear, with a steel point, will be attached in a way that it is about 25 cm above the "collar", right where the forehead of the monster would be. The spear is gliding back and forth in a steel tube, that works like a barrel. The rubber is attached to the spear grip, a T-like handle at the back end of the spear.

All you need to do is to push the fork against the throat of the Z, then draw back the spear and release.

I have ordered a zombie halloween mask and a styrofoam head with throat. Will replace the forehead part with a coconut, to simulate the Z skull.

Should make a very good halloween video! Of course some people will again hate my guts, but who cares.

Monday, October 26, 2009

The 500th subscriber!

Just a few days before 200.000 youtube views will be reached, The Slingshot Channel got the subscriber no. 500!

Daniel, the gentleman who was lucky enough to be no. 500, will get a free Jörg Sprave slingshot, handmade and ready for shooting.

Daniel would like to introduce himself with a few words. Here they are:


Hello everyone, my name is Daniel, I'm Joerg's 500th subscriber.
I might be your average guy, might not.

Not a spiritually religious man, but Love is my God and Loyalty is my religion.
I live for my family. Not much else matters to me in this world aside from them.

I have an artistic side of my own; i make knives and walking staves, canes, hiking sticks, etc. and I'm anxiously looking forward to receiving Joerg's shipment of my first slingshot, to help me learn a more sporting, skillful way of hunting.

I recently became interested in slingshots and so decided to look around Youtube to find general information on the subject. This led me to Joerg's channel, and i must say I'm pertty impressed with what I've seen.

Joerg's seem to be the "Desert Eagles" of the slingshot world, very well done; simple, yet still powerful and effective. Well done. I loved the video of the pig-leg damage, very indicative of the power these things have.

Thank you for your consideration, Joerg.

Have A Great Day, Everyone.

Video: Every 20 seconds a new slingshot

I decided that it was time to rearrange my collection. Then, I made a video, presenting my best pieces! 14 slingshots in 284 seconds, very fast paced.

It hit the "magic 300" views within an hour! That is my personal record. After a video hits 300 views, youtube won't update the viewcounter for at least 8 hours or so, I guess to shake off bots or other cheaters.

I think that this is the kind of video people want to see on youtube. Not much talking, a lot of action.


Sunday, October 25, 2009

Back to the roots!

This new slingshot is made out of polished bronze and stainless steel. Very basic, but beautiful!

I had to bend the 10 mm steel rod after it was fixed to the bronze grip, otherwise it would not fit through the 10mm hole I drilled into the bronze.

One of the highlights of my collection!

Friday, October 23, 2009

The first fan video!

Yesterday, someone uploaded a video to youtube. Cool music, and lots of snippets from my videos! Turns out the gentleman is from Prague, obviously a very nice guy. I am really proud and happy about this! What an honor.

Here it is:


Sunday, October 18, 2009

The fastest slingshot ever!

Made another slingshot today, the first one with a true magazine loading repetitive mechanism!

It accelerates the bullet differently, by kicking it out of a short barrel with a heavy dowel. It works!

Here is the video:


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Self defense slingshot: Enhanced

A strong slingshot.

Two automatic knifes.

Tear gas spray.

A tactical light that blinds attackers and illuminates the defense zone.

And a stun gun.

Finished it! Works great. And all the tools are still inside of the frame, very compact.

Here is the video:


Sunday, October 4, 2009

Vertical slingshot: New, sleeker model

The vertical slingshot works fine, as shown in the video. But it is just a prototype, made from some leftover steel tubes. Ugly as heck!

So I made a nicer one today, with brass handle and stainless steel frame.

Needs some more polishing, but sure is nice!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

The Butterfly Technique

The chrony spare parts did not arrive so far. So I have done a video that shows my latest slingshot, the one with the brass handle, and I also explain the Butterfly style.