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1. (WO2018024302) SPORTS SHOOTING TARGET AND CORRESPONDING LAUNCHING DEVICE, APPARATUS AND METHOD

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/024302    International Application No.:    PCT/DK2017/000012
Publication Date: Fri Feb 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Jul 25 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: F41J 9/16
F41J 9/18
Applicants: LARSEN, Jens
Inventors: LARSEN, Jens
Title: SPORTS SHOOTING TARGET AND CORRESPONDING LAUNCHING DEVICE, APPARATUS AND METHOD
Abstract:
The invention relates to a sports shooting target made of a biodegradable material, the target being characterized by a rotational axis (L) and attachment means (3, 5) for releasable attachment to a launching device, where the target is provided with trajectory stabilizing means (7) that are configured to stabilize the trajectory of the target by gyroscopic effect caused by rotation about said rotational axis (L) and propelling means that cause forward movement of the target due to the rotation about said rotational axis (L). Compared with prior art sports shooting targets the target according to the invention is very light weight, typically below 10 grams and made of a biodegradable material such as corn starch-based plastics, wood or other biological fiber materials. The invention further relates to a launching device configured to pick up the target, retain it during rotational acceleration of the target and release it, when a desired rotational speed of the target has been reached. The invention also relates to a launching apparatus and a method for launching sports shooting targets of the kind proposed by the invention.