Working Batman Grappling Hook

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I seem to recall Claude saying he once tried to build a Batman grappling hook, but couldn't get it done.

This guy has done it....for the most part.

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbrea...ef=thefuturist


To Claude's benefit, he was trying to build one back in the 50's, so he was at a technological (and let's be honest, intellectual) disadvantage.
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    Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

    I seem to recall Claude saying he once tried to build a Batman grappling hook, but couldn't get it done.

    This guy has done it....for the most part.

    https://www.theverge.com/circuitbrea...ef=thefuturist


    To Claude's benefit, he was trying to build one back in the 50's, so he was at a technological (and let's be honest, intellectual) disadvantage.
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    Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

    I seem to recall Claude saying he once tried to build a Batman grappling hook, but couldn't get it done.

    This guy has done it....for the most part.

    https://www.theverge.com/circuitbrea...ef=thefuturist


    To Claude's benefit, he was trying to build one back in the 50's, so he was at a technological (and let's be honest, intellectual) disadvantage.
    As a kid, I tried to make a working grappling hook, a working Daredevil billy club, and an exploding arrow.

    I'm amazed I survived.

    And (I'm sure you were like this too) as a kid, all the gadgets seemed completely plausible. I also wondered if you could really swing from a whip like on Raiders Of The Lost Ark.

    The answer is No. None of these things work like in the comic books or movies.

    Except...I was watching a show that had gun enthusiasts destroy old cars and other structures with custom made weapons. They built really effective exploding arrows and incendiary arrows. Now, if they could just build a boxing glove arrow, they could fight crime in a silly costume.
    And it would work, unless criminals had guns. Than it would be really...really stupid.
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