Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Yes, this is a firecracker launching slingshot

Joerg Sprave is at it again, this time in order to ring in the New Year he`s got something with a bit more bang to it, a firecracker launching slingshot. Being German, Joerg has built a slingshot that will accommodate the largest legal firecracker in that country.

From Joerg Sprave:

"Those are legal to be used in Germany, but only for two days each year... the 31st of December, and on January 1st. So this is part 1 of the firecracker video, part 2 (with the real explosions) will follow one day later (on the 31st of December).
2 gramms of black powder in a tight cardboard "cigar" make a pretty loud bang! In order to make these bangs more spectacular, it is desirable to shoot them as high into the air as possible. A special slingshot crossbow has been designed, chambered for the strongest legal firecrackers. The weapon is a breech loader, and an integrated storm lighter allows the shooter to light the fuse when the weapon is all ready for the shot.

The weapon launches the firecracker with tremendous force. The blunt object easily chrashes through a moving card board box, and - equipped with a wooden tip - even goes in all the way into a block of ballistic gelatin.

In part 2, you will be able to see - in slow motion - what happens when a firecracker goes off INSIDE a gel block...

Also, an update about the 9"-nail-shooter (repeating pump action slingshot crossbow) is given. See different "ammo" types, and even longer range shooting."

love this guy, stay crazy


  1. hahan i love it, please post video 2!!!

    1. done deal!