Lighting a match with a single strike is a simple skill some struggle to master. In the video above, you can see how one YouTube tinkerer completes this task in style, using nothing but two matches and a rubber band.

Mr. Gear has already showed us how to light multiple matches by striking them against one another. Here he takes that trick to the extreme by creating a makeshift slingshot out of a rubber band and shooting one match at the other like an arrow.

The result makes for an impressive party trick, but it's likely harder to pull off than it looks. His other videos, like this one demonstrating how to light a match on any surface, might be more practical for those of us who haven't quite reached his level.

[h/t Sploid]

All images courtesy of YouTube.