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Jun 10th, 2021 at 7:18pm
 
Is this still considered primitive? It's still breath-powered. My own video here.
https://youtu.be/4BJkZc7UseM
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Reply #1 - Jun 10th, 2021 at 11:01pm
 
You definitely make a blowgun look extremely cool!† Thumbs Up

If your question is whether your video belongs under the Other Primitive Weapons board, I would say it definitely does.† I think your execution is basically the same as a sling made with paracord.† The weapon as a concept itself is primitive, but some of the materials going into it may not be.† No big deal.† We're all working with what we have, and experimenting to find out what works well.
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Reply #2 - Jun 11th, 2021 at 3:42pm
 
blow guns are 'other primitive weapons' Smiley

We don't discriminate over how technical the ammo is.

A LOT of work gone into those darts - and they are AMAZING !

You could do with some breath control training, I could tell by how long your exhalations were that you weren;t using your diaphragm properly.
You could probably doubkle the range with better breath control.

But great darts Thumbs Up

I also love your dart building process.

These days i tend to forget how I used to make stuff - before the 3d printers Smiley
And I'm watching the video thinking: ' why doesn't he just print the tubes ?'
lol
Your way is probably more fun Smiley
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Re: Tracer BlowDarts
Reply #3 - Jun 11th, 2021 at 4:11pm
 
Awesome! 've said before I would love a blowgun but I believe they aren't legal in Finland Sad At least I think I read that they are.
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Reply #4 - Jun 11th, 2021 at 7:58pm
 
These things are much heavier than conventional darts, takes a lot of effort to shoot properly. You can't see me breathing because I was so calm when taking in deep breath. Learned the method from seated meditation. And I use the tongue compression technique taught by Cheerokee natives on the internet, lost that article. All done in 1 swift motion. My bamboo darts can travel 50 metres away. The shot at 18metres in the vid, one missed dart landed around 30 metres away, found it there!

I shoot so hard that the pipe wobbles, a lot of inertia there. And I feel a kickback in my throat with these heavyweights, can't shoot them for prolonged period.

Well, my video theme is about being cheap! So that everyone can do it with minimal tools. I hate YouTube videos that says "DIY" "How to make at home!" Then proceeds to make everything using power tools, bandsaws, drill press, welding machines or even 3d machines† Grin

Luckily I don't live in Singapore, the country below me. Everything is illegal, including slingshots and knives!
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