Most of us like a good deal, you know, a first class slingshot at fraction of the cost???????? We bought our nieces a Plastic doll house????????, the amount of money spent I figured it wouldn’t be a top notch product, but I also didn’t expect the packaging to be more durable than the doll house.ok I’m getting to my point???? In case you haven’t seen the aluminum cores on Pocket Predator website, it would definitely be worth your time to check it out. I shape the edges with my Drexel, then I clean what I refer to a film off the aluminum. I then give it a light sanding and spray it with a coat of etching primer. Now for the fun part, picking a bright eye popping paint to make it my own personal custom looking slingshot. If it turns out special, I clear coat it to help preserve the color. I guarantee my slingshot will last a long time for about the same money as we spent on a plastic doll house????