VIDEO: Shooting machetes from slingshots
Jörg Sprave builds slingshots. Jörg Sprave presents his creations on The Slingshot Channel. We're scared of Jörg Sprave.
Not only has Jörg shown you how to build a slingshot out of an old Christmas tree, fired eggs into the far distance for Easter, and shown us around his slingshot collection (including one with a telescopic sight), but he's now built a device that can fire machetes. Yep. Machetes.
His latest elongated effort can catapult a slightly-modified machete at such a rate of knots that it will happily plunge deep into thick card.
As The Slingshot Channel states: "The result is actually pretty impressive: The weapon sent the machete all the way up to the hilt into six layers of very thick cardboard. Try to do that by throwing a machete! No way."
However, even the operator is in peril with such a fearsome creation, as Jörg proves during the clip by showing off his bloodied arm: "Now a machete is a very heavy weapon, and strong rubber plus a very long draw was called for," says the channel. "This had to be a slingshot crossbow because the rubber had to be so strong that you can not draw it out with one hand. Also the danger of hitting your hand had to be considered."
And it is because of this that Jörg himself tells us "don't try this at home".
We don't think there's any chance of that.