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Man Hacks Machete

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the if-it-only-exploded dept.

Idle 10

An anonymous reader writes "An 'expert' from the Slingshot Channel has constructed what might be one of the most ridiculous yet awesome slingshots known to man. He has altered a machete and built a huge rig to fire it off with an obscene amount of force. Dangerous as all get out, but totally awesome!" There's a Slingshot Channel?

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I don't know what amuses me more. (1)

JustAnotherIdiot (1980292) | more than 3 years ago | (#35678400)

What this guy did, or the fact there's actually a slingshot channel. It almost makes me want cable again. Almost.

Re:I don't know what amuses me more. (1)

GNUALMAFUERTE (697061) | more than 2 years ago | (#35696104)

Your username is fairly accurate. The slingshot channel is a youtube channel ... not cable.

Re:I don't know what amuses me more. (1)

JustAnotherIdiot (1980292) | more than 3 years ago | (#35709406)

Ahh, thank you for the correction then.

Next weeks follow-up... (2)

SeNtM (965176) | more than 3 years ago | (#35682038)

Machete Hacks Man.

Did anyone else... (1)

cobrausn (1915176) | more than 3 years ago | (#35683096)

Immediately think of Half-Life 2?

Re:Did anyone else... (1)

Scott Scott (1531645) | more than 2 years ago | (#35692604)

I'm just waiting for someone to build a slingshot that chucks crowbars.

Re:Did anyone else... (1)

michelcolman (1208008) | more than 3 years ago | (#35711996)

You could probably make something like this with circular saw blades, too. Or radiators, toilets, engine blocks,...

"obscene amount of force" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35712162)

Exaggerate much? I wouldn't call this an extreme amount of force myself, though I suppose he really stuck it to that cardboard target from 5ft.

From the video:

"What is it good for? Nothing except attracting people's attention on YouTube."

this (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35744490)

dude is a frequent poster on zombiehunters . org his slingshots are works of art!!

Indian Panâ (1)

DEmmons (1538383) | more than 3 years ago | (#35753220)

This would qualify as an Indian Panâ, which is a fairly well known weapon / toy in the Philippines, and is basically a combination of the ideas of a crossbow and slingshot. Normally they are smaller and fire arrows, or in some cases, toy airplanes. Of course this fires a Bolo (Machete), but that just makes it more fun. The proliferation and variety of Machetes and short swords among Filipino tribes is fascinating, but they probably have never adapted a slingshot to launching them :D. obvious reason why: this would have a fair chance of taking down one Zombie at extremely short range, but if i keep it in my hand, it the Machete itself is capable of taking down several orders of magnitude more if used well - and even I can throw a Machete with more force than this and be accurate to a longer range (and put a nice spin on it too). none of that makes this any less fun though - very cool design. I wonder if the guy is aware of its similarity to the Filipino weapon.
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