TRAMPOLARCHERY: loosing arrows whilst bouncing on a trampoline

Ryan is a University of Waterloo Engineering grad student who has invited the world to suggest damnfool stunts that he might perform for the youtubes. In this episode, he looses arrows from a powerful bow while bouncing on a trampoline. It's TRAMPOLARCHERY!




      1. I like the shot of the targets at 0:30.  Arrows all around, but the targets are perfectly safe.

  1. Yikes!!  In the beginning they were shooting arrows at a target with an apartment behind it.  Not a great idea.  

    1. I’m glad they switched location to somewhere more remote when they brought the trampoline in. I was getting really worried.

  2. TRAMPOLARCHERY. Noun. 1.The art or practice of loosing arrows while jumping on a trampoline. 2. A particularly embarrassing suicide method.

  3. I think you meant to say “lose arrows…” Not loose arrows as in a “loose nut” or that guy is a “loose canon”.

      1. However, to fire an arrow correctly, requires to be, well, actually on fire.

        Otherwise you’re just loosing it.

  4. This was like watching the guy who shoots machetes from his homemade machete crossbow. You do things like this long enough and you will get an arrow or machete in your skull. I’d like to hear them explain what happened in the emergency room. Things like “Darwin Award” and the saying “God protects fools and small children” were running through my mind. May I suggest trampogrenades?

    1. How exactly does one impale themselves on an arrow they themselves shot?

      A hazard to people around you, yes, but the bow was designed to kill so in that event it just means it is doing its job.

      1. “How exactly does one impale themselves on an arrow they themselves shot?”

        When jumping on a trampoline? Seriously? You didn’t see all of those times when they almost shot themselves in the leg, or could have landed wrong in a way that could have impaled them on an arrow as they tumbled? Really?

      2. You asked, OK? [NSFW, Gore]

        Basically, there are a couple of ways.  An obvious one: using a bow that has a draw longer than the arrow fired. And not so obvious, using a degraded, carbon-fiber arrow (of any length): it shatters in the split-second you fire it and you drive the splayed fibers into your wrist.

    1. “I was a physics grad student, until…”The scary thing is, UW’s physics club would wholeheartedly back this sort of amusement, and probably pitch in to cover expenses, beer included.

  5. Great to see these two dumbasses firing potentially lethal ammunition in a foolhardy way with residential buildings in the background. Maybe for their next attempt at ‘art’ they can try to pump gas while playing with fireworks.

    1. Admittedly, I didn’t re-watch the entire video, but I could only spot one residential building. Presumably belonging to the authors of the video. I did spot a barn and an outbuilding, however. It would be rather unlikely that another residence is in close proximity to the property. They’re most likely located just north of Waterloo, where there are plenty of farms with ample space for this sort of entertainment.

  6. I have never once called the police on a neighbor but if I saw this off the balcony of my apartment that would change.

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