Foot slingshot?

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by Bruntbob, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. Bruntbob

    Bruntbob New Member

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    I'm wondering if anyone has made a foot slingshot. I'm aware of the one that Joerg made with the metal frame (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bm5YOYrRejY) but I for some reason saw this video and one of the weapons got my attention: <br>Around 1:15<br><embed pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/0ayokVQNjPA" width="425" height="350" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" quality="high" scale="exactfit"></embed><br><br>It uses the feet as the fork, making it pretty portable. I imagine the draw strength could be immense when using both legs but the idea of a returning projectile in this position is terrifying.
     
  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Interesting, but i'll just keep shooting normally
     

  3. Ateo

    Ateo New Member

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    Bruntbob, that foot slingshot really gets your imagination going doesn't it. Some one has to make one of those, maybe it's me.<br><br>A bad hand slap could make you a tenor in the Vienna boys choir. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_mad.gif" alt="Mad" longdesc="8">
     
  4. ABH

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    Oh god! Wat will happen in case of fork hit! And will it be precise? Im shure it will be uncomfortable... man this idea is just mad! Although its quite funny and with the help of the legs it may well be easier to draw heavy bands...
     
  5. Bruntbob

    Bruntbob New Member

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    Was it in the opening of the Book of Eli where someone was using a bow in a very similar way?
     
  6. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    Elephant hunters used bows with this technique before firearms came along. They drew back with both arms, with the bow held by the feet.
     
  7. Bert the Welder

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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>ROTFLMFAO!!!!! That was my fist thought. Was kinda hoping to see that just to see everyone in the rooms reaction! Sadam slapping his knee and pointing, roaring with laughter. Others nervously laughing along, including the guy that got the nut-slap. <br><br>Joerg: My mental picture is of a couple guys with the "weapon" on their shoulders screaming "shoot you idiot!!!!!!" as the elephant charges toward them. "Weapon guy" screaming, "Leg cramp! Leg cramp!!!!"......</span>