What is it with slingshots? We love ’em. Combine a slingshot with any kind of propulsion power and you’ve got a winner for the summer fun time award. Remember last week we profiled the pvc pipe, water balloon slingshot / sky blaster. That was balls on amazing, right?
Well today we want to show you what a slip and slide, a launch ramp and an inner tube can do.
We’re going to show you how to make a human slingshot.
Now, of course the video itself doesn’t really show you HOW. But, it does show your amazingness of the slip and slide / slingshot combo.
From what we can figure out, it looks like a big slip and slide with a launch ramp was made down a hill leading into a lake. At the opposite side of the lake, a bungee cord is attached to the back of a pickup truck. The end of the bungee is attached to a raft or inner tube and then stretched across the lake. It’s held by two people. The third victim, oops, I mean person, gets in the tube and then the two let go, at which point all hell and physics breaks loose.
Watch and see for yourself. It’s pretty incredible.