My name we'll leave at Vrael, as that is probably the least important thing. I've shot slingshots several times throughout my life, but that's all it really was. Me running around firing rocks at trees with truly no clue what I was doing. Well I'm about to turn 27 on May 1st and all I'm really hoping for is a slingshot, just a walmart special one. This is only due to the fact I found this site today and was only led here by discovering Bill Hays and other shooters on YT and seeing the site highly suggested. So really all I saw of slingshots was wrist rockets and the little kid ones my grandpa made for me when I was a little guy. Plus my grandpa has always told me all he can see when he looks at me is a redneck kid running around with a slingshot in his back pocket, his birthday is July 10th and I'd like to surprise him with being able to hit something consistently. Just so he can get a smile and see the image in his head made true. Either way, enough background. I live in Phoenix, Az and obviously there aren't many trees in the desert. Do I need to use specific types of wood to make myself a natural Y slingshot or will most anything do? More to the point, I have an orange tree and lemon tree in my backyard. Would a branch from either of those be suitable?
Thank you so very much for any input or any tips you may have for a complete newb!!!