The "Stickshot"

Discussion in 'Crazy contraptions' started by JoergS, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. JoergS

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    <embed pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/HNuwxjBMDEU" width="425" height="350" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" quality="high" scale="exactfit"></embed>
     
  2. Antraxx

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    i love that simple design.<br>was there never any problem with the ball comming back/releasing the wrong way, because the pouch is only a loop?<br>i´d love to try one of those too, but i´m afraid to loose an eye <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     

  3. JoergS

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    If the loop is too narrow, that can happen. It always comes back low, though.
     
  4. Antraxx

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    Ok, i´ll give it a try then <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br>"Where is my pocket-saw?" <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9">
     
  5. R3dsnail

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    seen this design on a U.S. Web site I think they called it a nana and used some sort of dart .
     
  6. JoergS

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    A "pana" is the correct term, it is often used to launch flechettes (short arrows or darts).<br><br>R3dsnail, is that Vincent Price in your avatar? Gotta love him in the EAP movies.
     
  7. DukaThe

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    I love Joergs stickshots <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  8. Јузер Нејм

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    Great for backpacking! Gonna try one! I am now experimenting with just rubber and pouch like in you stickshot, but without stick. I hold rubber between my fingers in fist formation - rubber goes over index finger. Saw that from some Romanian guy on youtube. That is lightest it could be, but needs a lot of practise to make shoot accurate, and to avoid hitting hand. Can be painful <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br>Cheerz
     
  9. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    I have nothing but problems with these stickshots. Fork hits, and sometimes the ball hits me in the leg :s I flip too... after a few hits I threw mine to a dog lol
     
  10. DanielBenford

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    i had never seen a stickshot till this, i didnt know it would work
     
  11. R3dsnail

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