In recent gameplay demo of Marvel Spider-man ps4, I noticed that when he web zipping the web went pretty far (actually, incredibly far). Is that really true that his web can shoot really far? Is there a maximum distance his web can shoot?

My question is about the web shooter capability.

  • I've added an "auxillary" question that should prevent it from being closed for whatever reason a user may want to without changing your question, if you disagree with my edit feel free to roll back. – Edlothiad Jul 2 '18 at 16:48
  • Does scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/100578/… answer your question? – FuzzyBoots Jul 2 '18 at 16:48
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    Possible duplicate of How long can the Spider-Man's web stretch? – FuzzyBoots Jul 2 '18 at 17:20
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    There is an answer there that discusses that, but I suppose I ought to ask the question, what sort of canon are you looking at? Comics? Movies? Video games? The TV series? The cartoon? – FuzzyBoots Jul 2 '18 at 17:51
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    I don't believe the proposed duplicate really answers the question, "how far can Spider-Man's webshooters shoot a web?" There's a calculation on how far he did shoot a web in one case, but not a general distance answer. This has nothing specifically to do with the elasticity of the webbing, or how much of it he can produce. – RDFozz Jul 2 '18 at 18:16

Not a definitive source, but the Marvel Wiki estimates a range of 60 feet.

The web line's tensile strength has been estimated to be 120 pounds per square millimeter of cross section. The 300 p.s.i. pressure in each cartridge is sufficient to force a stream of the complex web pattern an estimated 60 feet. (It goes significantly farther if Spider-Man shoots it in a ballistic parabolic arc.)

There's plenty of room for argument here, but it's a base to to start from. That doesn't allow for wind, elevation, or any other number of factors either.

One could be cynical and say that it fires as long (or as short) as the plot demands.

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