Legendary Shots Group Sinks Catapult Shot (VIDEO)

05/19/2011 12:58 pm ET | Updated Jul 19, 2011

The teens in the Legendary Shots group aren’t the first ones in history to chuck basketballs at hoops from obscure places. But they may be the first to construct a catapult that can hit a shots from distances that would even make Luol Deng look like he's doing layups.

The group shot their way into internet stardom when they posted a series of unlikely shots to YouTube, draining jumpers from a high-speed roller coaster, a hot air balloon, and a series of rooftops, monuments and places that have probably never seen a basketball.

But in their latest video, they built homemade catapult on their own dime and spent a few Saturdays trying to get the machine to cooperate. SkyNet be warned, the machine finally got on board.

Behold, the Catapult Shot:

Yahoo! Sports has details of how they put this beast together:

“The Alabama teens spent most of their winter break in January drawing a blueprint of a catapult they saw on YouTube, then constructing a giant wooden version powered by a pair of 110-pound garage springs. In addition to shelling out $300 for building materials, they borrowed power tools from their parents, painstakingly cut the wood at precisely the right angles and even painted a "Legendary Shots" logo on the side.

Because the catapult's accuracy was more scattershot than the Legendary Shots expected, it was rare for the ball to get within a foot or two of the rim. The group spent six Saturdays shooting for roughly seven hours a day at a nearby football stadium and in group founder Carson Stalnaker's backyard before finally sinking a shot on a bounce from roughly 50 yards away.”

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