Shooting a 2.2 Lbs Dart With A Slingshot

Dared to by his viewers Joerg Sprave has come up with his most ambitious launcher yet, a handheld rubber-band powered launcher for the Cold Steel hard darts. “Hand-held” is used loosely, as I would more describe the launcher as a catapult. It so hard to load, he had to make a special wood cocking device.

Moral of the story, don’t challenge someone crazier than you to do something crazy with something crazy. The results may just be borderline sane.

Nathan S.

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  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Yeah but will it go through an engine block?
    And where are the rails?

  • iksnilol

    “dart weighing one kilogram”.

    Eh, why not?

    • G0rdon_Fr33man

      That is 15.432 grains of tactical solid steel!

      • iksnilol

        That’s a lot of corn.

  • Wetcoaster

    I hypothesize that the guy’s massive arms don’t come from working out or even heavy labour, but just from cocking those massive creations of his.

    • Tassiebush

      Yeah he probably took up powerlifting after his slingshot/catapult/shangeye hobby took off!

  • Kirk Newsted

    Is it wrong that I want this guy to be my next door neighbor? And what about that laugh? Sounds like a cool supervillain.

    • Tassiebush

      He’d be an awesome neighbour and a darn friendly supervillain!

  • sam

    I was a little worried when the video showed koi fish. I was like “oh no, don’t shoot a fish.”

    • Dan

      I was thinking the same

  • Jeff Smith

    “Moral of the story, don’t challenge someone crazier than you to do something crazy with something crazy”

    That’s a lesson many of us learned the hard way.

  • Zebra Dun

    German I bet.