Throwing arrows are an incredibly fun and easy to make projectile. At their simplest, they consist of a notched shaft, fletchings, and a counter weight. With the aid of a length of string, these arrows can be thrown great distances. With a tailwind I have thrown them as far as 150 yards.
With about a dollar's worth of materials from the hardware store you too can be throwing these arrows in under ten minutes.
Watch the above video to see these arrows being thrown!
Why make these, you ask?
YOU CAN THROW A POINTY STICK OVER A HUNDRED YARDS!
If that doesn't sway you here are a few other reasons:
- Throwing arrows are a simple project that requires only a few tools and materials you likely already have
- The physics behind their flight is extremely interesting
- You can play lawn darts on a football field with your friends
- They are the perfect weapon for hunting low flying cumulonimbus clouds
So the real question is, "why not make throwing arrows?"
There is no legitimate or acceptable answer to that question. Keep reading.
Warning: These arrows can be dangerous. Make sure that you never throw an arrow when someone is standing in front of you. Never throw arrows into an area that you can not see.