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Trebuchet is back up and Running!
Oct 19th, 2020 at 12:18am
 
I have finally managed to fix my trebuchet this year.  First bowling ball launch of the season.  More to come!

750lbs in the box.  Box weighs 450 empty.  15lb bowling ball.  Not sure where it impacted but I recovered it 770 feet downrange.  I think it bounced/rolled maybe 150-200 feet perhaps.  I need a spotter downrange to mark impacts.
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Reply #1 - Oct 19th, 2020 at 1:04am
 
I hope your spotter has a really good helmet!
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Reply #2 - Oct 19th, 2020 at 5:05am
 
Finding a volunteer for that might be difficult Cheesy Amazing stuff.
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Reply #3 - Oct 19th, 2020 at 8:35am
 
fixed in time for the pumpkin challenge  Wink
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Reply #4 - Oct 19th, 2020 at 11:23am
 
That's fantastic!  I love watching trebuchets.  One of these days I want to make a small scale version that I can use in my yard.


walter wrote on Oct 19th, 2020 at 8:35am:
fixed in time for the pumpkin challenge  Wink

Yes!  You totally have to do a pumpkin throw and post it in the challenge thread: http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1599189469
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Reply #5 - Oct 20th, 2020 at 11:11am
 
walter wrote on Oct 19th, 2020 at 8:35am:
fixed in time for the pumpkin challenge  Wink

Surely this would be cheating! Cheesy
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Reply #6 - Oct 20th, 2020 at 5:13pm
 
NooneOfConsequence wrote on Oct 19th, 2020 at 1:04am:
I hope your spotter has a really good helmet!




Nah, just good eyes.

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Reply #7 - Oct 20th, 2020 at 9:57pm
 
That Lord of the Rings gif is awesome!  lol

Being a spotter isn't very dangerous as long as you are paying attention.  You can stand like 50 feet to the side of the shooting path and be fine.  I had some people filming from downrange in the latter half of this video from last year:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYHppLiN0ms ; The bowling ball whistle is awesome.

I didn't know about the pumpkin challenge!  I will have to get a video and post it before the 31st haha
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