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Old 10-14-2019, 05:44 PM   #13
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Re: Slingshot Weapon with pulleys

Almost wonder what something like that could do with actual speargun rubbers, say small ID 18mm or so, stacked on top of one another.

I was watching a Youtube series on medieval crossbow stats (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMoL_SBD6gw&t=599s) and you'll see that they are loaded with a windlass system that detaches. A similar windlass and ratcheting system with proper bands could probably put a lot of power into a small package.

Not sure where the advantage lies over a more conventional crossbow, perhaps the smaller profile would have some situational advantages. Fascinating creations nonetheless although I'd refrain from trying to power up those particularly ones without fully inspecting the component parts. Best to start from scratch with quality components.
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