Is there any merit to modern slingshots vs. the more traditional which most users seem to prefer on this site? By modern slingshots, I'm referring to SS with multiple tubes, arm braces, etc. Or are these newer innovations, just gimmickry? In archery for example, the compound bow has remarkable advantages to a traditional bow and though I completely understand that many have a personal preference for the traditional, I'm just trying to get a better understanding of what features appear to have technical merit, over what are traditional preferences in the SS realm.
We are using modern slingshots here. From carbon to 3D printed to armbraced, tapered, etc.
Why use multiple tubes or rely heavily on armbraces if I can get the same result (for target shooting and with strong wrists) with a pocketable slingshot?