These ‘Whizz Zips’ are a sound created by the friction of a threaded rod sliding inside a pool noodle.
Great 192kHz source material for projectile and movement sounds, to doppler or cross process.
I found this interesting sound by accident!
I was messing around trying to build a wonky xylophone using long pieces of rebar.
To support the rebar so it could freely resonate, I tried placing a pool noodle underneath it. But the weight of the rebar was too much and it crushed the pool noodle. To reinforce it, I slid a threaded rod inside the pool noodle.. And the sound caused by the sliding action of the threaded rod into the pool noddle stopped me in my tracks! I made a mental note to revisit that particular sound, and this little library is the result!
Do you know who invented the pool noodle?
“Two men are credited with the invention of the pool noodle in the early 1980s: Canadian Steve Hartman, the CEO and president of Industrial Thermal Polymers, and fellow countryman Richard Koster, who created the Water Woggle.”