Slingshot Vs. Coconuts

Thanks to F&S Senior Editor Colin Kearns, who alertly spotted Joerg the Slingshot Guy on youtube and informed me of … Continued

Thanks to F&S Senior Editor Colin Kearns, who alertly spotted Joerg the Slingshot Guy on youtube and informed me of his existence.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTvBoNaokMk

Joerg is obsessed with slingshots, to put it mildly, although that is not a bad thing. I get the feeling he lifts weights primarily to be in shape for pulling back surgical tubing. Joerg has a bunch of videos up on youtube showing his home-made slingshots (the self-defense slingshot complete with taser, tactical light and knife blades doesn’t appear in this video, but it is worth searching for).

In this one he launches as 36-gram lead ball – about 1 ¼ ounces – out of his magnum slingshot, using a release. Will it penetrate a coconut?