Yep, I've got several... even one that uses little pulleys on extended forks like a crossbow!
I'll admit, though, the ones I have the most fun with are the one I made myself out of a Y-shaped branch and bicycle innertubes... growing up in KY it was the essential "Concealed Carry"!
My grandfather made many fine slingshots that were real works of art. He never missed when taking small game with them. Of course back then even small kids were good shots because everybody had one. It's not as easy to master as a newbie might think and has frustrated many "survivalists."
I took it as an early sign of the impending Apocalypse when the slingshots disappeared from the back pockets of Big Boy statues all over my region. Actually boycotted Frisch's (local BB franchisee) for a time after that, in protest! Had already noticed this nasty trend a few years before that when Dennis the Menace was similarly disarmed.. :shock:
I had several slingshots when I was a kid. I hit many a bird and squirrel with them. It does take time, practice and patience to become proficient with a slingshot.
Flung out of the y was, marble, rocks, ice(ice does hurt), rubber balls out of the gumball machines, hot wheels cars, sticks, pennies, ball bearings, bb's and tons more things. I even tried to fling a piece of pizza once
Now I may have to go and get another slingshot soon.
I'll check out Hobo's next time I'm down that way. We have a chain called Cheeburger Cheeburger around here that is pretty good - even serves a one pound burger if you're crazy enough to order it. I haven't.
Note to all you sling shotters out there. This site liquidates stuff from TV shopping channels that didn't sell. They have a knock off of a wrist rocket for $3. Also a lot of airsoft stuff. Might be worth a look if you're on that trip.
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