Hello, I have been shooting slingshots since I was about 5 and first started out with my dads trumark FS1 from the early 80s. Since then I have moved on to natural forks (mountain laurel is my favorite type of wood for natural forks) and more recently composite and plastic board cuts. I have yet to get any thera band gold so I mostly use trumark tapered bands. I look forward to learning a lot on this forum, mostly about the cross bows and other rubber based weapons. And thanks Joerg for building such a great data base for the sport.