5 days online. Over 1 million views. I'd say the fully automatic crossbow is a hit on Youtube.
The Internet has done some crazy things over the past few decades. It has opened up a new world of knowledge, and connected people like never before. It has also allowed us to share ideas and solve problems. While the Internet might be the best thing we've done to spread knowledge, you probably well-know it can be great for entertainment as well. Here is where the fully automatic crossbow comes into play.
YouTuber JoergSprave has earned quite a reputation churning out ingenious homemade designs for slingshots and crossbows. Most of his contraptions are pretty basic, using a few moving parts and heavy duty rubber bands to make some effective shooters. This new invention has to take the cake though.
If you haven't yet seen the video, you've got to watch the fully automatic crossbow in action.
Sort of like a mad scientist, Macgyver, and crossbow engineer all rolled into one. You've got to take your hat off to the man, he is pretty talented. The crazy look in his eye when he mentioned the John Deere engine really makes me think he is up to something.
When JoergSprave made his fully automatic crossbow, he wasn't the first to rethink basic crossbow design we are all accustomed to. The Barnett Vengence
is an example of a reverse limb crossbow that totally flips the basic crossbow design. Over the past few years it has earned a reputation as a hard hitting and high performing bow. After being out on the market for a few years it is now a steal on our website for $769.
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Hickory Creek In-Line Vertical Crossbow[/caption]
Another reinvention of the modern crossbow is the Hickory Creek
in-line vertical crossbow. As the name would lead you to believe, this crossbow has a unique vertical design while still affording all the benefits a crossbow has to offer when it comes to hunting situations. While the book is still out on the Hickory Creek specialty bow
, it is another example of how nothing stays the same.
In the future we'll have to look forward to see if crazy (good crazy) JoergSprave can actually hook a similar bow up to a tractor engine. Something tells me that somewhere in the world right now lightening is cracking, while his booming laughter echos in a dark garage over the roar of a diesel motor. Only time will tell.
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