I am really impressed with the quality of this slingshot. I purchased the twined one.It launches really far, the quality of the wood is superb. I think this will stand up to the rough playing it will get from my son. He is 5 and can launch it pretty well,and I can see him playing with this for years to come. My husband can launch things really far. I had about 4 felt balls already, and I told my son that is the only thing he can use inside the house. I am really happy with this product and I will be repurchasing these for gifts. This has been my first purchase from OP and I look forward to buying other items soon!