The following is MY opinion of slingshots, these are not suggestions in any way to change anyone's opinion. I would be interested in other peoples thoughts on how they enjoy their free time.
First of all I will be 69 years old this coming June????♂???????? So keep that in mind when reading my thoughts.
It wasn't that we didn't have enough money to go fishing, we lived a very modest but very fulfilling life. If we wanted to go fishing, we would dig for night crawlers the night before. Sometimes we would water the ground to attract the worms. Since we fished farms ponds a streams, we rode our bikes. Some of us had poles, some cut branches for poles. As we got older we bought nicer rod and reels, so we could cast out farther in the water. We then bought small aluminum boats, which we could carry on the top of our cars. As we made more money we bought bigger boats, which we then had to buy a vehicle capable of hauling the boat and trailer. Well we soon figured out that if we had a bigger boat and had to travel longer distances we might as well get a tent. We then figured out if we were going to travel to fishing lakes we might as well have a nicer camper???????? Purchasing a bigger camper required a separate vehicle to pull the camper. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't trade it for the world, but when we sold everything and fished in our local streams and ponds, we caught just about as many fish, and had time for a cookout with family and friends. This was all supposed to be relaxing. When I retired we ended up kid setting and hauling them to school. That's when I picked up sling slots. It can as basic as you want or as elaborate as you want. As for me, I can step out my back door and shoot at targets.I don't foresee traveling a great distance to tournaments, but I feel extremely fortunate we have the Forum to share our thoughts. I don't make my own slingshots, I just want to shoot targets. PocketPredator.com and SimpleShot provide anything I need to purchase at a reasonable price.
I'm babbling, so I will leave it here.