Video: To celebrate reaching a million subscribers on YouTube, the internet's favourite slingshot-building madman, Joerg Sprave, has engineered his largest creation to date: A massive elastic-powered weapon that turns bowling balls into flying projectiles.
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As much as we'd love for slingshot-designer Joerg Sprave to visit Australia on a publicity tour, it's creations like this — a Nerf blaster made lethal using razor-sharp scalpel blades — that will probably result in him being barred entry to the country.
Strict safety regulations and litigious lawyers mean your kids' toy foam blasters don't have a lot of power behind them. And that's a good thing, unless you spend you days making insane slingshot creations and have decided that Nerf's Rebelle Bow Blaster needed an upgrade like Joerg Sprave did.
Although most commonly thought of as a toy for young troublemakers, the slingshot can also be a useful survival and hunting tool in the right hands. And the Pocket Shot, an unorthodox but compact and highly portable take on the slingshot, is easy to keep on hand whether you're heading out for some camping, or just out to cause trouble in your neighbourhood.
Before the smartphone revolution left the company behind, Nokia was synonymous with mobile phones, particularly handsets that could seemingly survive anything. The Nokia 3310 is still considered to be one of the most indestructible of its breed. And who's better-qualified to prove that than the mad scientist of slingshots himself?
Being able to send a playing card whizzing across a room with a quick flick of the wrist is a neat party trick, but Joerg Sprave has always been more interested in slicing open targets than impressing party guests. So he used his mastery of the slingshot to design and build a weapon that uses regular old playing cards as ammunition.
It might be a common fear, but being afraid of needles is completely understandable. Who in their right mind likes being jabbed with a long, thin metal tube? No one. And while Joerg Sprave's heart might be in the right place with his latest creation, it's hard not to be even more terrified of just the concept of a syringe slingshot, let alone seeing it in action.
Leave it to Joerg Sprave, the internet's favourite 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 length of the field.
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.
Not satisfied with the dart-launching pistol he whipped up last year, Joerg Sprave went back to the drawing board and came up with a dart-shooting sniper rifle that all but guarantees him domination at his local pub's dartboard.
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 from 22 yards.
Not only has he laid claim to the title of world's greatest slingshot designer, Joerg Sprave is also a master of turning seemingly innocuous everyday items into frighteningly deadly weapons. This week he turns his attention to spaghetti, weaponising what we all wrongly assumed was one of the safest meals one could enjoy.
Slingshot psycho Joerg Sprave has done some of his best work with rubber, but there's more to slingin' than elastic. All it takes is a powerful drill and centrifugal force to whip up a whole different breed of slinger.
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 realised that his catch box had evolved into a piece of useless nothing. Time for the junkyard.