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    Quote Originally Posted by W. Rabbit View Post
    Did you even read what I wrote about the shuang gou being a weapon of "intimidation" or possibly a tool (climbing hook)?
    That would make for a pretty awful grappling hook. You'd be putting a whole lot of stress across a plane that's not designed to be stressed in that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Permalost View Post
    That would make for a pretty awful grappling hook. You'd be putting a whole lot of stress across a plane that's not designed to be stressed in that way.
    It would depend on the material of the weapon. If we're talking the Qing-era versions they'd be forged iron or steel...not sure the stress would matter if we're talking a load of one person.

    Do you want to write it into Mythbusters or should I? I'd love to see them test this theory out...regardless of outcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by W. Rabbit View Post
    It would depend on the material of the weapon. If we're talking the Qing-era versions they'd be forged iron or steel...not sure the stress would matter if we're talking a load of one person.
    A load of one person is still a pretty good amount (granted, it's less for a Chinese guy who lived a few hundred years ago). Truth be told: I had a grappling hook in my ninjaish teenage years (never got it back from a guy I loaned it out to escape from highschool one day). It was a sketchy thing to operate, even with a teenager's weight on it (I was 150-160lbs at the time). Aside from the issues of warping the blade, I'd be pretty sceptical about a grappling hook capable of severing the rope attached to it.

    Do you want to write it into Mythbusters or should I? I'd love to see them test this theory out...regardless of outcome.
    Is it an actual myth, or something you thought of yourself? I'll bet they try to avoid self-made myths, because it would open the floodgates and they could spend a decade testing Happeh's theories.

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    Is it an actual myth, or something you thought of yourself? I'll bet they try to avoid self-made myths, because it would open the floodgates and they could spend a decade testing Happeh's theories.
    That would be something.

    I could have sworn I saw the shuang gou used in at least one movie for climbing/scaling something...Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon? I haven't watched that in years.

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    So I want these to work because I imagine it being like gripfighting your way to victory. But:



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    Uhmm you can't dismiss his ideas.
    Well, I am a noob on these forums so I guess I kind of deserve that. Tough but fair.

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    IIF-were you exposed to the double tiger hook sword form when you were in SD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehogey View Post
    So I want these to work because I imagine it being like gripfighting your way to victory. But:

    That looks like a good longsword guy against a guy that doesn't know what he's doing. OTOH I looked up hook sword sparring on youtube and they're all awful. This one gets extra ridiculous bonus points:

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