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How To Make Soccer Popular in America: Play It With Giant Slingshots

Leave it to Joerg Sprave, the internet's favorite slingshot-building madman, to finally come up with a guaranteed way to make all Americans love soccer. Instead of the players being limited to only using their feet, they should all be allowed to carry this soccer-ball-firing slingshot that can easily propel a ball the… » 7/07/14 9:40am 7/07/14 9:40am

How To Make Self-Igniting Fire Arrows For Your Next Medieval Siege

When you're tasked with invading a fortified castle, the easiest way to defeat your foes is to burn their home from the inside out. And while we've lost some of the medieval skills mastered by our ancestors, it turns out that creating your own self-igniting fire arrows isn't that difficult thanks to modern technology. » 5/12/14 11:20am 5/12/14 11:20am

Finally A Zombie-Fighting Toilet Brush Rifle With Scary Accuracy

As Joerg points out, toilet brushes tipped with nine inch nails are a much-beloved form of ammo on the Slingshot Channel. But the old toilet brush crossbows didn't really have a sighting system. So Joerg got serious and created a toilet brush sniper rifle, complete with telescopic sight, that can shoot with precision… » 9/15/13 10:32am 9/15/13 10:32am

Watch People Get Flung at a Mountain by a Giant Human Slingshot

What a great summer tradition this is. Every so often, these wonderful folks plop down a gigantic human slingshot and fire people at stuff. Sometimes it's down a slip and slide and into a lake, sometimes it's that, just double. This time it's at a mountain, while eating pizza. It still looks like a lot of fun. [… » 8/20/13 9:10am 8/20/13 9:10am

Reduce A Steel Box To A Pathetic Lump With Slingshot Bullets

Joerg puts his equipment through a lot of abuse to film videos for the slingshot channel. And the catchbox he shoots into has borne the brunt of all that mayhem for three years. But it's probably been so gradual that no one really noticed. And then in a moment of clarity Joerg clearly realized that his catch box had… » 8/11/13 12:03pm 8/11/13 12:03pm

Can a Slingshot Hit Harder Than a Pistol? (Spoiler: Damn Right It Can)

Slingshot master Joerg Sprave has shown off not only the most powerful, but also the most gleefully insane slingshots during his time as reigning rubber band madman. But even a slingshot devotee as loyal as Sprave had to ask himself whether or not the weapons can hold their own against handguns. The short answer?… » 7/29/13 3:01pm 7/29/13 3:01pm

"Teach The Witches A Lesson" With A Slingshot That Shoots Brooms

Joerg begins today's video by saying, "As you know, I don't like witches." And in fact, I did not specifically remember this preference of his. But I can believe it. After watching a Harry Potter rerun this week, Joerg finally realized the hazard that quidditch and other flying broom sports pose to our safety. And he… » 7/21/13 4:40pm 7/21/13 4:40pm

A Weaponized Toilet Brush Crossbow Can Really Clean Up

When Joerg made metal-tipped toilet brushes a couple of months ago I'm pretty sure we were all thinking that they looked pretty tame. Okay, true, they violently annihilated a coconut suspended in ballistic gelatin, but they weren't horrifying, just chillingly effective. But a four shot repeating "monster" crossbow.… » 7/14/13 12:00pm 7/14/13 12:00pm

A Lethal Slingshot That Shoots Metal Oreos

A few months ago Joerg (I feel like we're on a first name basis with him at this point, right?) got the idea to try and shoot Oreos out of a pump-action slingshot. It was a fun time, but not as deadly as he would have liked. So round two of the Oreo challenge involves oreo-sized metal washers. Not surprisingly they… » 6/16/13 7:33pm 6/16/13 7:33pm

A SlingSword Is A Sword/Slingshot Hybrid For Fighting Zombies

Joerg Sprave is expanding his horizons and moving The Slingshot Channel into a new era. He had blacksmith James Helm make him a small sword and this demo is a relaxing break for all of us. Just some good old fashioned coconut decapitation to test the blade. Refreshing! Oh, and the hilt of the sword also has a… » 6/02/13 4:56pm 6/02/13 4:56pm