P2_6 Spring Loaded Action: The Physics of Link’s Clawshot

Rosanna Carol Hall, Andrew West, James Blake, Melissa McHugh



It has been found that the Clawshot would need to travel 10 times faster than shown in the game in order to hit its target at a maximum distance of 25m. In order for the user to be pulled directly towards the target, its inclination would have to be 11°. The force exerted on the user’s arm due to the acceleration of the projection would be around 4kN.

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