I'm trying to give my thick bamboo skewers steel tips. Bamboo flies great, but the balance is lacking, point is too fragile, needs to be stabilised with heavy point, (Front-Weighted)
Here's the plan.
I've thought about this problem many times.
I guess there's a ton of solutions out there like nails, needle tips, x-acto blades. Perhaps even dip the tips into some kind of resin.
Nevertheless, these are not meant to be very durable. The only question remaining is its flying path. So far, I've been very surprised how flat and straight they fly.
Of course, this goes out the window on a windy day
What this guy's videos this is how I learned to make my mouth pieces and they also has some really good dark making videos
Yes, I know this fellow!! Very talented!!
Do you know he is Portuguese too, like myself!! I've never met him though.
Nice job on the darts Q . Impressive groups on the 15 meter rounds . You must be wrecking darts at 10 meters . I notice you stager your stance with one foot in front of the other . Have you tried having your feet even distance with your body parallel to target ? Seems to be a better stance for shooting blowguns . IMO
THANK YOU so much, my friend!!! Means a lot your feedback, of course!!
About my stance, you pose some curious questions. For my three weapons of choice (slingshot, sling and blowgun), I use a very similar stance.
I think I'm very accostumed to this position now for a change. I wonder if shooting with feet at even distance would have an increase in lung power... I can try it!
Hey, Treefork, what about this?? We should have an international blowgun contest! Targets are great for this, the darts stick into position to be verified and it is easy to make a video anywhere, both indoors or in the wild. No prizes, just for the fun!!
Take a piece of cordage about 12" longer than blowgun attach a nail or small lead weight to one end make a loop on the other to make a pull-through device to clean and swab the pipe every 5-6 shots. A clean dry tube shoots faster YMMV
Thank you so much for your input, my friend!!
Actually, I have a similar hack in my pocket. I clean my blowgun every 10/15 shots.
The diference is that I weigh my string with an hex nut
Awesome shootn Q!
You really get tight at 15m. Loved the video.
Many thanks Ibojoe!!
You're most kind!
Bamboo darts are incredible addictive. You can't stop shooting them!!
Did the original tribes no jist heat tips on a fire tae harden?
Thanks for your feedback, my friend!!
Yes, I did hardened them a bit with that process. Doesn't seem to be that lasting, although there's an increase in resistance.