Pana Slingshot

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  1. MissFire

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    Have any of you ever seen or used a Pana?
    Pana means buddy or sidekick. pretty fitting name if you ask me.
    It's a Filipino slingshot. Used mainly by thugs nowadays, but has history of being used for hunting.
    I posted it on a group page on facebook and one of the guys there is in the process of making one and testing it out.
    Looks like it could be something fun to mess around with.
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    A link to how it's used. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdqZdtAhnxo&app=desktop

    Another variation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6z52Om4Cv4&app=desktop

    And how to make one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VynaR0FEF74&app=desktop
     
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    I can already see a trip to the ER in the works for me........looks like a high probability of a dart to the hand.
     
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    Everything I read said to make sure you wear gloves until you get good at using it.
    One of the guy made his today and loves it.
    He made a wooden dart and is going to post video over the next couple days.
    I'll share it here when he does.
     
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    Lawn darts make a come back.:4: I know what I'm making this weekend. Thanks for sharing and Happy day
     
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    Like BDH, I know what I'm doing this weekend. :)
     
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    Looks like I'm headed to Homedepot for some 10 penny nails and surgical tubing. :)
     
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    Can't wait to see what you guys create and what you think of it.
     
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    That would be absolutely lethal on small game! Awesome build, thanks.
     
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    Saw those used in the PI by the Negritoes during JEST (Jungle Enviroment Survival Training) They used them under water to catch fish and prawns
     
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    That is awesome. I was just researching sling bows. This may be a great place to start!
     
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    I've seen those on prison documentaries made out of underwear elastic, paper clips and tightly rolled notebook paper. The did a demo and it pierced (didn't pass through) Kevlar body armor


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    After some look'n I found some vidioes with relatively accurate shooters, like anything I guess it gets better with plenty of practice.
     
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    Man what a killer for small game....

    I'll see how it compares with my dankung... bit of a hassle to make the darts, but man for sheer speed - wow.
     
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    I have the scars to show from screwing up with one of those last year, personally I find a regular slingshot easier and you can easily find the ammo out in the woods. But if you can get it to work, cool!
     
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    Looks to me like you would have a simular learning curve to one of those that you would have with a pickle fork shooter (forkless slingshot). I launched a 1/2" bearing under my watch band and through my vinyl fence last year trying to learn the pickle fork. Couldn't feel my thumb for a week and ran it through the lawn mower out of anger.
     
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    Haha, I also broke a window with one of these: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meae-vWJ7KU I thought I had discovered the perfect survival weapon and about the third time I shot it the ball didn't leave the pouch and came right back at me, missed my eye by about 3/4 of an inch and broke the window I was standing in front of.
     

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