How Slingshots Worked Before Rubber

By Eric Limer on at

The slingshot seems like one of the most basic weapons designs ever, so it must have been around for ages, right? Yes and no. Vulcanised rubber wasn't invented until the late 1830s but the slingshot concept was around long before that. The key is rope, but I'll let slingshot man Joerg Sprave explain. [YouTube]