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Tennis ball bola
Nov 22nd, 2020 at 7:44am
 
https://www.bitchute.com/video/GG48uxAWk9V0/
Sorry for the camera angle.

Mind you that I was out of practice when recording this and it can curl around its target as tight as a stone bola.

I didn't have access to measuring tape when making it and wasn't sure how long to make it hence why the cords are extended and there is a knot before the end. You can use the container that the tennis balls were sold in for easy transportation.

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Reply #1 - Nov 22nd, 2020 at 9:22am
 
Awesome! I've only made dangerous boleadoras with huge hex nuts and metal washers Cheesy
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Reply #2 - Nov 22nd, 2020 at 11:40am
 
Very cool my man. So these are pretty safe I would assume when compared to  typical bolas? I would’ve loved to have these when I was younger. I imagine my friends and I would’ve been throwing them at each other all the time.
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Reply #3 - Nov 22nd, 2020 at 1:52pm
 
Well you say safe but having your legs tied up whilst running doesn't sound entirely safe Cheesy I think I've told this story before, but I once threw one of my VERY unsafe bolas at a friend who was running. I threw very gently and only because he was the one that suggested it. Smacked him in the shin and he went down like a sack of potatoes. That's when I really started understanding they are actually weapons Cheesy
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Reply #4 - Nov 22nd, 2020 at 2:53pm
 
@Slyngorm - Nice!  That's a really good idea.

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Reply #5 - Nov 22nd, 2020 at 3:36pm
 
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Well, that is exactly what you should use these for though.  Wink





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Can't take all the honour. I got the idea when I read about someone using such thing on their friends and then searched for and found this video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifm5dWnilcs&list=PLRVUTcvx7LpF0jeA8jxeIJ_HGP4AHb...
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Reply #6 - Nov 23rd, 2020 at 3:42am
 
Slyngorm wrote on Nov 22nd, 2020 at 3:36pm:
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Well, that is exactly what you should use these for though. 

Well exactly but I think the same thing happens with the bolas as happens with the sling. People think it's just a toy and not actually all that dangerous. People understand the fact it wraps up the legs of a running animal but they don't think about the fact that the original stones or ones with hex nuts can leave, at the very least, nasty bruises. Using mine against wooden planks, I've cut hex-nut-shaped gashes into the wood. I would hate to be hit by one full power.
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Reply #7 - Nov 23rd, 2020 at 3:52am
 
Found a picture. Ouch.
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Reply #8 - Nov 23rd, 2020 at 8:06am
 
Kick wrote on Nov 22nd, 2020 at 1:52pm:
Well you say safe but having your legs tied up whilst running doesn't sound entirely safe Cheesy I think I've told this story before, but I once threw one of my VERY unsafe bolas at a friend who was running. I threw very gently and only because he was the one that suggested it. Smacked him in the shin and he went down like a sack of potatoes. That's when I really started understanding they are actually weapons Cheesy


That's a very guy thing to do. "Hold my beer bro, I'm about to run and you're going to throw your weapon at me. I have a really good feeling about this."

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Reply #9 - Nov 23rd, 2020 at 8:26am
 
If only we had alcohol as an excuse to fall back on...
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Reply #10 - Dec 14th, 2020 at 10:39pm
 
Add some caulk to them for a little weight .
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Reply #11 - Dec 15th, 2020 at 4:21pm
 
ghost0311-8541 wrote on Dec 14th, 2020 at 10:39pm:
Add some caulk to them for a little weight .

Good call!  I've done this with street hockey balls.  Drilled a hole and put silicone in them to add weight.
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Reply #12 - Dec 17th, 2020 at 8:02am
 
That would defeat its purpose though.
I'm telling you, it works like wonders but on the day of filming I was out of practice and nervous over having a cameraman who didn't really want to spend too much time filming.
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