I was experimenting with a quickie slingshot that I could use to launch rotten apples. My daughter came up with a game last year whereby we pick up the rotten pears and apples in our yard at the end of the season and throw them against the fence or trees to make them 'explode'. She loves this game, and I confess, so do I. She calls it "Rotten Apple Smack-A-Bapple". Cute. I thought it would be fun to try a slingshot launcher. I have a piece of maple with a tall and wide fork that is strong enough for something like this. As a test, I threw on some 107 sterling silver rubber bands I have on hand, then cut out the top of an old baseball had to make a pouch large enough to handle a small to medium apple or pear. I tested it with some small stuffed animals first, just to make sure it would work, which it did. But when I tried to test it with some actual apples, it was a fail. The apples were basically falling out of the pouch once I released them. If they happened to stay engaged in the pouch, it wouldn't go far. So, ideas? Obviously, I've got some rather heavy ammo, which is a problem to begin with. Are my bands just too weak to accelerate the heavy load before it has a chance to fall out of the pouch? I could always double or triple the bands for a start. BTW, I'm sticking with the 107's just because I don't have a lot of TBG on hand at this point. I could use some engineering expertise here. Thanks SSC community.