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Date: 11/27/11 02:30 PM

28 Responses to The BCB Wall Breaker Is A Ball Breaker

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    November 27, 2011 at 1:10 pm
    Link: The BCB Wall Breaker Is A Ball Breaker - A lightweight, portable, air compression powered cannon that uses office water bottles for ammo and basically kicks ass!
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    November 27, 2011 at 2:36 pm
    A lot of wasted energy in the way it is rolling back.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    November 27, 2011 at 2:43 pm
    I`m getting me a few of them and going to war, medieval style.
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    techgeek07 Male 30-39
    2593 posts
    November 27, 2011 at 2:59 pm
    If anyone is wondering what to get me for christmas, you just found it.
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    bunny_knight Male 18-29
    352 posts
    November 27, 2011 at 3:05 pm
    @patchouly are you suggesting that they should use that wasted energy into reloading another water jug? I can`t think of any other possible use for that energy. Recoil will always be a part of that design.
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    mannyj Male 30-39
    14 posts
    November 27, 2011 at 3:08 pm
    that was awesome wonder how hard it would be to make one
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 27, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Non-Lethal you say? Cool!
    You could use this on fellow shoppers at WalMart!
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    Smoothjc1 Male 50-59
    260 posts
    November 27, 2011 at 3:31 pm
    Ok now try it on a REAL brick wall.
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    ZackDark Male 18-29
    299 posts
    November 27, 2011 at 3:39 pm
    @bunny_knight:

    He probably means that the rolling back wastes some of the expanding air energy. If the cannon were to be fixed, such energy would be spent on further acceleration of the bottle.

    More acceleration equals more force on impact.
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    cyborg Male 13-17
    2790 posts
    November 27, 2011 at 3:54 pm
    i`m not satisfied until they shoot it at someone
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    z28js Male 40-49
    26 posts
    November 27, 2011 at 4:36 pm
    If you aren`t going to mortar the bricks together, you might as well shoot it at a Jenga tower.
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    barberthe Male 18-29
    103 posts
    November 27, 2011 at 4:56 pm
    Well, I found what I`m building next summer. Now, to see whether or not I can convince a friend to let me shoot them with it...
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    snakecharmer Male 18-29
    321 posts
    November 27, 2011 at 5:13 pm
    Yea Smoothjc1, none of those walls were properly constructed with re-bar and solid poured corners. Still cool though, and I`m still bored.
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    November 27, 2011 at 7:15 pm
    Eh, big deal. A sledgehammer does the same amount of damage and is a lot simpler.
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    danagamer Male 30-39
    701 posts
    November 27, 2011 at 7:45 pm
    without cement it`s just a single stack of bricks. You could push it over with your hand.
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    November 27, 2011 at 8:04 pm
    The walls ARE kinda thin. Would like to see cement filled cinder block with a red brick facade, AND be typically re-enforced with re-bar. That would impress me. In any case, you could probably use this device effectively in the middle east with their mud huts, and in parts of south america.
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    November 27, 2011 at 8:06 pm
    ZackDark:
    "He probably means that the rolling back wastes some of the expanding air energy. If the cannon were to be fixed, such energy would be spent on further acceleration of the bottle.
    More acceleration equals more force on impact."
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    Precisely.
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    pfkdxius Male 18-29
    314 posts
    November 27, 2011 at 9:50 pm
    Really Sarah, you think that compares to a sledgehammer?
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    kribbe Male 18-29
    2006 posts
    November 27, 2011 at 10:19 pm
    the technology of yesterday today!
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2011 at 10:26 pm
    "He probably means that the rolling back wastes some of the expanding air energy. If the cannon were to be fixed, such energy would be spent on further acceleration of the bottle.
    More acceleration equals more force on impact."

    Not necessarily a good thing. There is a proper speed at which the projectile will do the most structural damage to a wall. I imagine a graph of this speed would look like a bell curve and also depends on the mass of the projectile and the surface area which contacts the wall. Basically i`m saying that if it is too fast, then you get a bottle-shaped hole in the wall, not ideal for entering.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    November 28, 2011 at 3:28 am
    "In any case, you could probably use this device effectively in the middle east with their mud huts, and in parts of south america."

    And in much of the USA with their trailer parks and an odd fascination with wood built housing.
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    yanj1 Male 30-39
    5 posts
    November 28, 2011 at 6:56 am
    Anybody else thinking water bottle in a spud gun?
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    RuralNinja Male 18-29
    519 posts
    November 28, 2011 at 9:15 am
    "Not necessarily a good thing. There is a proper speed at which the projectile will do the most structural damage to a wall. I imagine a graph of this speed would look like a bell curve and also depends on the mass of the projectile and the surface area which contacts the wall. Basically i`m saying that if it is too fast, then you get a bottle-shaped hole in the wall, not ideal for entering."

    Since the projectile is launched by compressed air, it would be easy to lower the pressure and adjust the impact velocity. However, stationary mounting (such as the demonstration of it mounted in the truck bed) would allow more force to be imparted to the projectile at its maximum psi, possibly allowing a better breach of objects like the van.
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    daroofa Male 40-49
    132 posts
    November 28, 2011 at 12:31 pm
    Great...as long as the enemy lets you walk right up to them.
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    mykunter Male 40-49
    2424 posts
    November 28, 2011 at 4:31 pm
    Dear Santa Claus...
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    LuckyDave Male 18-29
    675 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 2:30 am
    "And in much of the USA with their trailer parks and an odd fascination with wood built housing."

    And in much of Europe with their lorries and castles. It seems most effective against such materials.
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    EgalM Male 30-39
    1707 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 7:45 am
    How about a brick wall with actual mortar in it. Or perhaps actual cinder blocks that are not just loosely stacked.

    I`m sure it would work on a solid wall, but I`d like to see just for seeing it sake.
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    PhotoKing Male 30-39
    526 posts
    December 1, 2011 at 6:52 pm
    it`s cute. but unless your breaking into a castle, it`s pretty useless at point blank.

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