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In order to find out more about how rubber works, The Slingshot Channel uses a microscope to look at Thera band Gold in stretched and relaxed condition. The images are astounding!
In addition, insects and blood are microscoped, too.
A “The Slingshot Channel” production!
20 hits in a row in a 1 3/8″ circle from 40 feet away. At present this is the most hits in a row ever recorded on a target of this size or smaller, and from 33′ or farther… in the World.
The previous known record was set by Blue Skeen sometime in the ’70s… 16 hit’s hitting the black bullseye on a 1″ paper target from 33′, so edge hits counted. Therefore the circle cut into the rubber mat was cut a little larger than an inch to accomodate what would be hits on the edge of the black as well.
On December 30th, 2010, The Slingshot Channel presented a functional “desktop size” slingshot cannon. It fires 8 mm steel balls.
Finally, the model was turned into reality! 10 times bigger than the model, it fires 80 mm steel balls now… with impressive force.
The huge amount of rubber (6 full Thera Band Gold stripes per side, 72 times stronger than “hunterbands” for conventional slingshots) propels a steel boule/petanque ball fast enough so it flies 200 meters (220 yards).
See how it smashes beer barrels and even a car… lots of slow motion is included.
The winch allows insane draw weights. Here, more than 200 kg was employed. In combination with the “barrel length” of 3 meters (10 ft), it achieves firearm like energy levels and the momentum of a giant sledge hammer.
This may be the strongest rubber based weapon presented on youtube ever.!
A “The Slingshot Channel” production.