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Author Topic: Vuvuzelas: Practical?  (Read 14596 times)

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« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2011, 11:03:40 PM »

Hope you know something about brass instrument physics (yes, a vuvuzela is a "brass" instrument even though it isn't even metallic)... that kind of bore geometry likely wouldn't sound good, and the resulting horn would have a different resonant frequency. You might be able to pull it off with a short (1') gun barrel as the throat of the horn. Regarding the mouthpiece, that has to get cut off and reinstalled at the mouthpiece end of the horn, which means that darts fitting through the throat is a non-issue. The mouthpiece would have to be removed for loading, possibly with a coupler.

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« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2011, 07:43:43 PM »

Yea, I couldn't find a horn of any kind here, so I'm just going with a cheap whistle. I'll be great for organizing the troops! And It requires a lot less lung power.

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« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2011, 03:07:21 PM »

The Horn has sounded! Prepare for the assault!

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« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2011, 05:03:51 PM »

Topic of the month anyone? 

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« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2011, 05:41:30 PM »

Topic of the month anyone? 


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« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2011, 07:27:43 PM »

Topic of the month anyone? 


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« Reply #21 on: October 16, 2011, 11:07:22 PM »

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« Reply #22 on: October 18, 2011, 05:26:58 AM »


If I ever use one of these at an HvZ game, I am so shouting that at the enemy, regardless of which side I'm on.

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« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2011, 10:03:49 PM »

Slightly on topic, but one of the veteran players in our game last round used a duck call. He kept it around his neck and it was the all purpose signal.

Also its shaped like a duck bill. So he was blowing it as a zombie to alert the horde, and a new human player just stood there looking at him waving his arms with this duckbill shaped call in his mouth while the horde swarmed her. It was probably the kill of the week.

Also, vuvuzela is not as practical or awesome as that horn.

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« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2012, 03:50:39 PM »

Would this count as "Disturbing the Peace"?

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« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2012, 12:46:09 PM »

Unknown, I used one a LOT last semester, cops were present most of the times I used them and didn't care.. So I'm not exactly sure, but I would check with your particular PD for either the area or the campus just to be on the safe side.

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« Reply #26 on: May 12, 2012, 10:45:34 PM »

Practical for zombies yes, deadly for humans. Not once, but twice at the last penn state invitational we were around a couple zombies. I say around because we were not surrounded by them, there were not enough of them to qualify for the term surrounded. Anyhow, some human blows his vuvuzela and starts calling out orders. Well, if you can imagine, as a zombie you dont hear a vuvuzela and think "hey, im not gonna go see wat that was". Needless to say a lot more zeds showed up and then we were "surrounded". Was it a coincidence maybe, w/e. Fast forward to the ending of the day when there r a lot more zombies then humans. We were held up behind some walls looking at the objective, no one has seen us yet. Not no more then 100 feet away, some human in a bigger turtling group blows a vuvuzela for god knows why, and draws the horde right into my squads hiding spot. Unless you got a plan, never draw zed attention to yourself. If your holding an objective and no zombies r there, don't send out scouts. If you have to, tell them to leave their blasters and dont send the ones dressed in camo. It doesn't change anything having a scout running back from 200 yards out telling u he saw zombies. What changes thing is if you send a scout out, a zombie sees them, calls more zombie, then procedds to follow the scout back to the main group. As a zombie weopon, vuvuzela is an awesome tool to quickly call reinforcments to a point. prolly nothing tops it

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« Reply #27 on: September 02, 2012, 07:25:59 PM »

Its high sound pressure levels at close range can lead to permanent hearing loss for unprotected ears after exposure with a sound level of 120 dB(A) (the threshold of pain) at 1 metre (3.3 ft) from the device opening.
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