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Another balloon being shot

Posted by wildwatertv on March 24, 2010

I bought a new Chinese air rifle yesterday for using in just this way, it’s pretty powerful and the pellet is travelling at 500 feet per second as it bursts the smoke filled balloon showing clearly the sound wave that is generated by the ‘pop’.  It’s so fast that the balloon still retains its shape as the pellet leaves the frame.  This is similar to another image on the blog, but with all new digital techniques.  Still looking to speed the flash up a little to freeze the leading edge of the rubber as it moves, but the speeds are unimaginably fast.

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