Revolutionary Knex Gun Competition 3

"Necessity is the mother of all invention. Competition is the mother of all necessity." -Oblivitus

The Challenge: Build a weapon that can survive being dropped as many feet as possible without breaking (30 or 50 feet for example). You will need video proof for this (the best way to do it is probably to throw it up in the air, DON'T HIT ANYTHING). Remember that how well it fires is also very important in this competition.

1. You may enter as many knex weapons as you like.
2. You may not enter siege weapons.

Criteria (in order of importance)
-Performance (how well it fires)
-Innovation (how many feet it can be dropped from without breaking)
A weapon that was posted before the beginning of the contest will decrease its chances of winning.
Grass is fine for dropping the gun on. However, dropping the gun on a harder surface will score bonus points.
If the gun survives falling on more than one section (for example; on drop one it falls on its barrel, and on drop two it falls on its stock) the gun will score bonus points.

Deadline: August 1st.

Judging: I'll pick the winner.

Rewards: The winner will receive my 5 star rating on their slideshow or instructable. The real prize, however, is the satisfaction of winning. The winning weapon will be announced in a forum on or shortly after August 1st.

Entering The Contest: Post a link or photos of your weapon on this forum to enter.

I will be posting a new contest near the beginning of each month until further notice.

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KnexFreek7 years ago
ill enter my new gun i guess :)
may i ask what a siege weapon is?also i know the prefect place to drop this 10 story buildin sounds like a good start...
Oblivitus (author)  tubanator-2.07 years ago
A siege weapon is generally something that is made to destroy a structure. Catapults and trebuchets are siege weapons.
Does this include cannons?
Oblivitus (author)  DJ Radio7 years ago
It has to be handheld to be entered.
Handheld cannon?
IAC's cannons wouldn't count. However, his handheld one would.
jamesdude7 years ago
i have an entry, check mah account.
jamesdude7 years ago
do the ram and push have to be on the gun when you throw it?
Hiyadudez7 years ago
Hmm.. this isnt really a fair contest.

Some people may have restricted height, say, a second story window. Others may have an attic or a 3rd floor balcony to throw it off.

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