Bernardo is Puerto Rican, but was born in Germany (Dad was in the military). He is a professional magician who has created magic effects for magicians all around the world, as well as a multimedia production professional who worked for a few years for some pretty awesome companies (Adidas, GK Elite, etc.) (Adidas, GK Elite, etc.). Although he now works at a bank, he continues to exercise his multimedia skills and creativity to create outrageous reviews and parody commercials for board games on Tabletop Island.
I still have my copy from my childhood. The proper way to use the "catapult" is to hold the base onto the board with one hand and hit it hard with the other fist. You can launch a guy up to about a foot off the board with a good shot.
Because you definitely got "cool points" for extra height.