Another Awesomely-Safe Homemade Slingshot

05.10.11 8 years ago 6 Comments

We wrote about Jörg Sprave of The Slingshot Channel when he made a machete slingshot and a Gatling gun slingshot.  Now he’s built a 6-shot slingshot that is not only more powerful than the Gatling gun slingshot, but also shoots all six 20 mm (0.79″) steel balls at the same time because why not?  It’s called The Avalaunche and it has a 1.3 meter (4.25′) draw length, allowing each ball to hit with 60 Joules of energy.  For comparison, 60 Joules is about one-tenth the energy of a standard-issue police 9mm handgun.  We wouldn’t recommend being shot with either.

Sprave says it takes 40 seconds to reload, and he also says this in the video below:

“So this is probably the most powerful slingshot/crossbow I ever ever made, simply because it fires six balls at the same time, so the energy that lands at the target is enormous.  It’s a fun thing.  Well, that was it for today. Thanks and bye bye.”

Is it wrong that I get scared when someone is being super polite in a German accent?  No, it isn’t.  I don’t ever have to forgive that country for telling David Hasselhoff he could sing.  NEVER FORGET.


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