Sunday, July 24, 2011

Bye bye, slingshot forums

That's right, it is time for me to focus.

I have more than 160 youtube comment pages and this blog to update. Plus all the PM's from my 21k + yt subscribers...

The slingshot forum was one of my favourite places for a long time, and I was a moderator there. But the endless and often personal discussions with the "paper punchers" simply cost too much time. I got to focus on those that appreciate my work, really. Plus, my critics are probably right, my inventions often aren't slingshots anymore - they are serious weapons, just powered by rubber.

You will still find me on weapon forums where there is no such "elite" nonsense, like my favorite Zombie Squad forum.

Take a peak

I will also set up a nice facebook page, but this will take some time.

That does not mean that the slingshot forums are bad places. You can actually learn a lot of basics there, just not from me anymore. But there are lots of other great guys.

Last not least, I want to encourage people using this blog to discuss my slingshots. I will do a nice promotion, check out the upcoming videos for details! As always, you can win free slingshots.

58 comments:

  1. Awesome! Thats great that you're bringing your creativity to the next level.

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  2. I look forward to unintentionally reading all your posts in your voice.

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  3. Looking forward to see what you come up with next =) Keep up the great work!

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  4. Yeah i learnt alot about slingshots on the forums myself but i keep checking them less and less would like to hear something about your 2000 Joule catapult aswell ;) have a nice night

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  5. I'm a huge fan of all your vids but I could never get into the forums myself. Love this blog and keep up the great innovations!

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  6. Your slingshots are really quite a feat, I watch every video to see what crazy awesome design/modification you can come up with next. Keep it up!

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  7. Hey,
    I'm glad you have your own blog now, so much easier to follow you then trying to find you on the slingshot forums!

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  8. i absolutely love that you've made you;re own blog channel. and pay no attention to people insulting you. you have so much passion and ingenuity with what you do. as the saying goes: it's lonely at the top.

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  9. I love all your slingshot inventions, as silly as some of them are. It doesn't matter if they're practical, they're a lot of fun to watch in action!

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  10. Too bad you get insulted on the slingshot forums. But don't worry nobody cares about the insults, the main reason why i and possibly most people go on Youtube to watch your videos is because they are so entertaining. Keep the videos up the way you want it and don't worry about the haters, they are just jealous. Thanks for the vids and the posts.

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  11. I'm sorry to hear about you leaving the Slingshot Forum, I myself have never been there, but I do watch your videos on Youtube quite religiously, I find them very interesting. Thanks alot.josh

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  12. Ich hoffe ich darf in deutsch schreiben.
    Ich finde es "gut" das du nicht mehr in dem Forum bist. Also das was du damit beabsichtigst ist sehr gut! Und vorallem muss uns klar sein wie viel arbeit er in seine Projekte steckt. Auch wenn es ein Hobby ist ist es immernoch viel Arbeit. Ich und auch sicherlich viele andere Menschen danken dir dafür! Für all den Spaß und manchmal auch Inspiratoin die du mir oder uns gibst mal etwas eigenes zu machen! Aber leute: be careful!

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  13. I am wholeheartedly impressed by all of your ingenious and crazy slingshot inventions, and it's a shame they insulted you and your brainchildren. But as always, haters gonna hate. Keep up the awesome work! I love it. :D

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  14. haters are just jealous because they are not as creative as you! Your slingshots are the most amazing i had ever seen! Keep the videos coming and good luck with the blog, i hope it will gain even more popularity after you've left the forum))

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  15. fuck the haters. Slingshot forum just lost their most innovative member.

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  16. Wow what a bunch of close minded bigots. Your slingshots are almost art, but all art has it critics I suppose.

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  17. Jorge, please continue your work! Your passion for your craft is an inspiration. I want to make my own sling shot xD

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  18. Jorge, i have been subscribed to your channel since September of 2009 over the past few years i eagerly wait for every weekend to see what new and amazing slingshot you have created.
    -Phil (CHIPxJHAD)

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  19. you make a superb job, it's only that when you make something different to the topic people use to discuss they get angry, it happened to me a lot of times, but that's nonsense, I find your work quite appealing, like the slingshot machine gun, that one was incredible, doesn't matter what kind of weapon you make, it'll be a pleasure to watch it

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  20. The time is always short when you do what you love.

    good work, your videos are great

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  21. Joerg,
    I am sorry that you are leaving a forum due to insulting comments from some of its members. I wish you well in your new endeavors and hope you soon forget the unappreciative people. I see that you said you will still post on weapons forums, and I hope this includes The High Road, which is where I first found your posts and links to your wonderful YouTube videos. I hope that you will also continue to create wonderful slingshot contraptions, as well as more traditional slingshots, and share these on YouTube. Keep up the amazing work, and I wish you the best of luck!
    -DL (AtomicBrewer on THR)

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  22. I hope this helps you and you can focus on newer and better slingshots

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  23. as a paper puncher all I can say is Bye Bye...

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  24. Hi, don't bother with what other people saying, the important things is keep it up!

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  25. I'm glad you're not letting their "by-the-book" slingshot mentality affect your creativity. Keep it up!

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  26. Im from Chile and i just want you to know that your work is not only view on eeuu , is around all the globe and we love every single slingshot that you made , dont let that some reduce amount of people stop you to do what you like. Just keep spreading the awesomeness around the world.

    If my English is bad that because in Chile we speak Spanish lulz.

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  27. When I first saw the title of your newest video advertising this site and explaining what you explained here, I thought it would include 52 pictures people (or you) drew of slingshots...

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  28. I did subscribe your youtube channel a long time ago. I learned a lot from you. I live in Brazil and would like to ask you a question: If you had to go alone in the wild with only one slingshot, which one would you choose? The V? Thanks a lot.

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  29. Really awesome. You have my full support Joerg! Been watching your slingshot videos and they are definitely awesome. It would love to own a slingshot designed by you, because they are all I have ever known.

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  30. Hey man absolutley LOVE your channel. You inspire me to use my hands to build wonderful objects. At this time i dont have a slingshot but i tried making a natural frame. It failed but it doesnt have me down! As long as you still make videos i will still strive to get myself a slingshot!

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  31. Hey, your inventions are so freaking awesome! Just keep it up!!!!
    Make more stuff that make my jaw drops!

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  32. I think i might have to buy ur panther slingshot, but i still hope that i win one. =)

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  33. I'm looking all of your videos...they are absolutly great.
    I learned alot of the slingshot forums, it is really a pity that they are losing such a pro slingshoter.
    But it is always good to lift up the horizont and step up to the next level.

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  34. Jorg, for the past few months, I have been obsessed with your videos and blog posts. I love watching a new video on YouTube or reading one of your blog posts. You are much too great of a person to worry about petty insults. Keep doing your thing and always remember how many people like me that you have captivated and brought into the slingshot world!

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  35. The panther slingshot is a great new design. Keep up the great work and we all are happy for more videos anyways!

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  36. great work dude i really like the way the panther was designed, great for the imaginative slingshot enthusiast!

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  37. this is absolutely amazing ^^ hope i can win a slingshot.

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  38. Gunna miss you on the slingshot forum you were such a big influence on the forum and always brought things to a whole new level. I hope you decide to return to the forum.

    -Ace-

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  39. I've never been into slingshots, but your creations have sparked a slight interest in me. Keep up the good work, Jörg.

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  40. I didn't get a chance to get involved in the slingshot forums, but I can already tell they've lost a strong voice. You've always had creativity, and often creativity and ambition are frown upon by those without it. I look forward to seeing more of your ideas in the future, and seeing what new comes from your "laboratory".

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  41. Jorg, It is a shame the slingshot forums insult your talent. I have seen the photos of your 'in process' x-bow pistol and look forward to see its power. I have a couple of projects in mind, mounting a sight to a slingshot, using needle bearings in the handle, also attaching the rubber to a free floating bar that the sight is attached to, allowing it to always be in line with the rubber. Another idea is to use compound bow-like pulleys to increase the ball exit velocity. Using the pulleys in similar way to your pulley-extending slinshots will enable the rubber to be mounted inline and under the firing track. Therefore the weapon would be thin like a rifle not wide like a crossbow.

    You are an inspiration, leave the small minded behind while they argue the world is flat and continue to prove it is round.

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  42. I think you do the right thing leaving the forum. Those haters are not worth a second of your time and you can put your energy into your admirable work instead of these eggheads! Aside from that you really do not depend on them anyway =)

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  43. I'm glad that you decided to write a book about the slings and i can barely wait to read it.
    I wish you good luck and good health.

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  44. Joerg- you have the best videos and the best designs, good thing I can read you on ZombieSquad and here! keep up the great work and videos

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  45. Joerg, it's their loss. I got into slingshots because of you, not them. I appreciate your videos and projects very much! Thanks.

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  46. I loved reading your posts on the slingshotforum! I have always appreciated creative thinking. But I also totally understand that you left the place..

    For me personally, I like your videos the most when you shoot your new hi-tec creations outdoor against things or when you measure speed. I'm really fond of the new approaches you have made regarding slingshot constructions.
    Of course your how-to vids are essential too. I just like your videos more when projectiles are used instead of "static destruction" like guillotines etc. I like things flying around wide distance with lots of energy!
    But of course, you can please everyone, so just do your thing!

    I'm glad that you don't stop posting videos and updates altogether.

    Regards from Switzerland,
    Skip.

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  47. Thanks for sharing all your knowledge. I have used your ideas in helping a boy scout troop build their own slingshots - one of their favorite activities and they take them every time we leave the city!

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  48. i hope you feel better don't listen to all the haters out there they are just jealous that you make good slingshots and they don't. i don't want you to stop making videos. your videos have inspired me to make my own slingshot but the bands keep braking :( but yea keep it up jorg the vids are good

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  49. and greetings from new york :)

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  50. You know!! till I found your youtube channel I thought slingshots where quite boring. Since then I have watched every single slingshot video you have made...very inspiring..In fact I have started designing my own which I hope to share with you. keep it up and good work. Justin South Africa

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  51. Everyone is different. It is sad that some will not appreciate your brilliance because you are different than they are. One of your differences is your tolerance of other peoples shallow mindedness. After awhile your tolerance can drag you down trying to deal with them.
    Separating yourself from shallow minds will allow you to continue to grow and free your mind to do what you do best.

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  52. frist off your the coolest youtube channel i subscribe to second off if they are insaluting you its because they wish they had thought of the cool things you have done

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  53. Best of luck Joerg with your new blog!

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  54. From a "forum guy" sad to hear you have left the forum Joerg, but i understand the reasoning. I've always enjoyed your work. you are very innovative and talented. The natural phoenix that you made for me from the fork i sent you is one of my prized slingshots.

    I would like to comment on the other comments though. Overall, the forum that Joerg left is full of wonderful people, this is a prime example of a few rotten apples spoiling the whole bushel. Saying that the forum as a whole is a bunch of "haters" and "elitests" is narrow minded in its own right.

    Take care Joerg!

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  55. Joerg,

    I am grateful to know you personally, and understand your reasoning to move on.

    Your friend,
    Jim

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