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Trebuchet Back in Action!
Oct 13th, 2021 at 9:14pm
 
Threw a bowling ball 1,000 feet dropping almost 2,400lbs.

Aka, how to make a bowling ball disappear!
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Reply #1 - Oct 13th, 2021 at 10:22pm
 
Wow that went really far! Do you even know where it landed? Iíve always wanted to build a trebuchet, they are one of my favorite weapons.
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Reply #2 - Oct 14th, 2021 at 1:02am
 
Are you going to be posting more youtube videos? (i.e. longer vidoes?)
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Reply #3 - Oct 14th, 2021 at 3:56am
 
But did you knock all 10 pins over ???

No seriously great stuff, Iíd love to see one in real life.
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Reply #4 - Oct 14th, 2021 at 7:57am
 
Great to hear!

Although why does the date in the corner of the video show 2019?† I'm guessing the camera just doesn't have the date set.
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Reply #5 - Oct 14th, 2021 at 10:58pm
 
Yeah, my dumb action camera resets the date and time every time I change the battery.† This was taken last Sunday.

We found where it landed, the field was damp and so it kicked up a lot of mud and left a good crater.

I couldn't hit 10 pins with this thing to save my life, the spread 300 meters downrange is like 100 feet and wind was playing a big role.

I've got a bunch of footage I'm sitting on, just need some time to edit things.† I'll definitely post a bigger vid in a few weeks!



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Reply #6 - Oct 19th, 2021 at 4:46am
 
Can't wait to see! I do love some trebuchet action.
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You are a great guy Kick but also slightly scary at times. - Morphy
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Reply #7 - Nov 2nd, 2021 at 11:52pm
 
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Reply #8 - Nov 3rd, 2021 at 1:54pm
 
Way cool!
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Reply #9 - Nov 3rd, 2021 at 10:56pm
 
Agreed.† Awesome!

I do want to get around to putting one of these together some day.† Just a small scale one that I can use in the yard.† Every year the plan is to get all the wood cut and ready to go over the Winter so I can just put it together the following Spring.† Maybe this year.† Maybe next...
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Reply #10 - Nov 4th, 2021 at 11:05am
 
The sheer power of one of these is terrifying. I can't even imagine being on the receiving end of multiple of these. Even with stone walls...  Shocked
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You are a great guy Kick but also slightly scary at times. - Morphy
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Reply #11 - Nov 4th, 2021 at 2:01pm
 
I would love to see destruction videos with one of these some day. The power really is astonishing.
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Reply #12 - Nov 4th, 2021 at 11:34pm
 
Thanks for the support guys!

I hope to do some more shooting against the target wall with fireballs for New Year's.

I agree that the power is terrifying.  This machine is half-height and 1/20th weight to medieval large-scale.  I think the performance of my machine suggests that some of these trebuchets could throw 300lb stones a quarter of a mile.
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