Thread: Zombie Apocalypse Preparedness: THE MACHETE-SHOOTING SLINGSHOT!!

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  1. #1 Zombie Apocalypse Preparedness: THE MACHETE-SHOOTING SLINGSHOT!! 
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    This is a machete-shooting slingshot. Or you could call it a crossbow. Just don't call it a catapult or you might wind up with a machete in your gut. From a general standpoint, it's badass, but from a zombie-apocalypse standpoint it's really not that practical because:

    1. it's like six-feet long, making it fairly awkward to tote around during an emergency situation (still not sure what I'm gonna do about my penis)
    2. load-time takes several seconds, making it a poor choice for fighting off groups and probably only useful for taking out those antisocial "loner" zombies and/or maiming people running faster than you
    3. ammo is super-expensive unless
    4. you retrieve every machete after a kill in which case that's a whole lot of pulling machetes out of corpses.

    Which brings me to my personal weapon of choice: a sword tied to a rope. Here, I'll demonstrate. You just duck a little bit and then swing it around at neck level like so. See? "That's not a sword, that's a Wiffle-Ball bat." OH I'M SORRY, I DIDN'T REALIZE YOU WANTED THE FULL ZOMBIE TREATMENT. "Your mom won't let have a real sword, will she?" Not until the neighbors are all zombies, no.

    Video after the jump, actual shooting goes down at 1:37 and 2:30 if you just want to see the action.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSU1jQoGIqo

    http://www.geekologie.com/2011/03/zo...eparedness.php
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    I love this guy. I have watched a number of his vids. I still can't believe that he hasn't put his eye out.
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    "stupid experts" HAHAHHAHA, yep thats for sure


    I'd rather just use the machete like a sword in a zombie attack
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    HA!

    That wont stop my Zombie hoard. My Zombies come from Japan, and I will have the ultimate zombie!



    Radioactivity brings my zombies back to life...


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    That concept is awesome! I'm always up for pointless technological improvements in my mayhem capacity. Who cares if it's practical? Is a backyard trebuchet practical? No. Do I still need one? Yes. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    That concept is awesome! I'm always up for pointless technological improvements in my mayhem capacity. Who cares if it's practical? Is a backyard trebuchet practical? No. Do I still need one? Yes. :)
    who DOESN'T want a backyard trebuchet??
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    Seems useless. Launch machetes 10 feet? How about duct-taping the machete to a 10 foot pole that way you can at least stab and slash and not toss your weapon away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    HA!

    That wont stop my Zombie hoard. My Zombies come from Japan, and I will have the ultimate zombie!



    Radioactivity brings my zombies back to life...


    HAHAHA
    I'm still thinking that a personal army of sociopathic teenagers who are loyal to only me is the best defence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    who DOESN'T want a backyard trebuchet??

    Who doesn't already have one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Articulate_Ape View Post
    Who doesn't already have one?
    I guess I'm behind the times :(
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