Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Backyard Ballistics: New Series Features Engineering Challenges Set by Fans on Outdoor Channel

DENVER (November 3, 2021) – What’s the angle to properly launch a gadget 50 feet to hit its target using just a slingshot and some items found in a junkyard? That’s Backyard Ballistics, a new series airing Wednesdays at 7 p.m. ET on Outdoor Channel with hosts Jorg Sprave and Cheyenne Ruether. This unique series is as much about the science, engineering, construction and building as it is about custom weaponry and gadgets that launch, shoot and explode.

The hosts come to each episode taking on challenges set by fans – concepts that may vary from building a machine gun crossbow to slingshotting a car. Once they have their challenge in hand, the team works on the design, testing and the final results. Plus, they aren’t alone in building and launching: the series goes head-to-head with celebrity guests, professional sportsmen, apocalypse experts, the best historical ballistics ever built and more.

Jorg Sprave has an extraordinary YouTube Channel with a massive following. Based in Germany, Sprave focuses mostly on slingshots utilizing rubber bands. Ruether and Sprave team up to find the best possible solution (that may have the biggest “bang”) for whatever the fans throw at them.

Cheyenne Ruether has an impressive skill set as a journeywoman Red Seal Auto Body Technician. Her background allows her to draw from her extensive experience to help fabricate and build these technical gadgets. Ruether says that although she loves fixing and restoring cars, this show concept is a great fit because she finds destroying things equally as satisfying. Getting to design and test these weapons fills that niche. Learn more about Cheyenne’s experience on the show listening to “The Revolution Radio with Jim and Trav.”

Tune in to Backyard Ballistics, Wednesdays at 7 p.m. ET on Outdoor Channel.

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