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Zombie Slingshot November 25, 2011

Posted by Retired Geezer in Ballistics, Man Laws.
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If you’re like me, you probably think that slingshots are for kids.

That was before I discovered Joerg’s Slingshot Channel.

Joerg is a pretty cool guy who takes Slingshots to a whole nother level.

I am a fairly strong, very bald German guy who loves slingshots!

Hometown: Dortmund, Germany
Occupation: CEO of a small corporation in the field of video editing and consumer electronics.

Here’s one he built, that you can use during the upcoming Zombie Apocalypse, (not to be confused with the Lutheran Millennium ™) .

He has a lot of YouTube videos using high-speed cameras.

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1. Retired Geezer - November 25, 2011

I’m taking a collection to buy a couple of those for Camp Geezer.

2. lauraw - November 25, 2011

Joerg seems like a fine fellow but I think you could design something spiffier, Geez.

Kicking the base to slide it for side-shooting seems a little inelegant. Mounting your slingshot on a swiveling collar over a column would make it easier to turn and kill the next zombie without having to dance around and reposition the whole kit n’ kaboodle.

3. lauraw - November 25, 2011

You should still probably still bring your guns, just in case you run out of steel balls for the slingshot.

Just make sure they’re unloaded before you fling them.

4. daveintexas - November 25, 2011

I miss my “wrist-rocket”.

I was deadly with that mutha

5. Retired Geezer - November 25, 2011

Kicking the base to slide it for side-shooting seems a little inelegant.

I’m going to invent something that will take advantage of my budding Zumba skilz.

6. daveintexas - November 25, 2011

I know I coulda cracked a skull with this.

http://tinyurl.com/8yuvnkv

7. lauraw - November 26, 2011

Scott has a wrist rocket around here somewhere.

8. lauraw - November 26, 2011

Found the ammo but not the slingshot. Hm. Wonder where that thing got off to…

9. Lauraw's Squirrels - November 26, 2011

Wonder where that thing got off to…

*heh heh heh*

10. daveintexas - November 26, 2011

I’m pretty sure David killed Goliath with a wrist rocket.

11. Retired Geezer - November 26, 2011

Yep. I think it was a Wham-O ™ brand.

Google Bible it.

12. Russ from Winterset - November 27, 2011

My brother in law gave me an old wrist rocket when I helped him pack to move from Huxley to Slater last winter. Thanks Hooter!

The bands were broken, but I bought new ones at the big box sports store for about $5 and put it back into commission. I was going to get some ball bearings to use for ammo, but I had some shootin-stuff at home that ended up working better as ammo anyway – lead balls for a muzzleloader! They weigh about a half-ounce each, so they fly slow enough to watch them all the way to the target, but they make such a satisfying WHACK when they hit that it’s just plain fun to use them. You’ve got to judge range precisely, because they’ve got a rainbow trajectory. I took it to work and tried shooting at some of the big ol’ rats down in the combine shed this summer, and while I never managed to get a solid hit on one of them…the lead balls leave a sizable dent in 55 gallon drums when they hit them square on.

Back in Jr. High/High school we used to use wrist rockets for “miscellaneous mayhem”, and the best ammo we ever came up with was cheapo glass marbles. They would hit whatever you were shooting at, and then shatter into a million pieces. M80’s were also a favorite ammo to use in the slingshot, but in order to be safe you had to shoot them with an assistant lighting the fuse for you. There just wasn’t enough time to light it, set up for the shot, and get it away before it went off.

13. daveintexas - November 27, 2011

M-80s, or in the technical scientific term, one sixth of a stick of dynamite.

14. lauraw - November 27, 2011

cheapo glass marbles. They would hit whatever you were shooting at, and then shatter into a million pieces.

SIGH.
Kids and their joy in smashing things made of glass are the reason we rarely walk Bubba at the quarry down the road anymore. It is technically supposed to be a dog park but impossible to use as such because of the broken glass everywhere.

*stinkeye at young punk Russ*

15. geoff - November 27, 2011

It is technically supposed to be a dog park but impossible to use as such because of the broken glass everywhere.

At least it keeps the Occupy Dog Park movement at bay.

16. daveintexas - November 27, 2011

No glass by the pool.

That’s the rule.

17. OBF - November 27, 2011

You are all bunch of Zombie bigots!

(Zombies need love too you know.)

18. Michael - November 27, 2011

No glass by the pool.

That’s the rule.

And no running or pushing.

You have learned well, Grasshopper.

19. daveintexas - November 27, 2011

I learned the 3 rules from you Michael. #3 is no diving.

20. Retired Geezer - November 27, 2011

And no running or pushing.

Makes me sad to see those videos of horseplay by the pool gone bad.

…broken necks, head injuries, death.

Just stop it!

21. daveintexas - November 27, 2011

I am thankful for you idiots.

Yep.


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