Hillbilly Innovation Award Goes to Hitch-Mounted Slingshot

Hillbilly Innovation Award Goes to Hitch-Mounted Slingshot

Just when you thought you have seen it all, someone patents a massive slingshot that mounts to a trailer hitch.

Designed by Charles Leif Johnston of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Redneck Skeet is a massive slingshot that slots into the trailer hitch receiver on your vehicle, allowing you to launch items into the firing path of a shotgun. Redneck skeet has already failed to raise its goal of $10,000 on Kickstarter, but Johnston’s patent was recently published.

“Really, you can sling almost anything, but we have focused on making beer cans fly as far as 250 feet,” said Johnston on his Kickstarter page, which also includes a video. “You can shoot those beer cans like skeet or you can play real life angry birds, or a bit of both.”

According to the patent description, Redneck Skeet is a “slingshot frame mounted to the trailer hitch receiver on a pick-up truck” providing a slingshot that can be easily moved from place to place. It’s also quite versatile with a number of configurations that can be used.

It’s unclear if Johnston still plans on bringing the Redneck Skeet to market following the Kickstarter campaign’s failure. The company’s Facebook page has been inactive for over a year, but the patent is still in the works.