June 8th, 2013
We had a group from New Zealand stop by a couple days ago. They were visiting our area of New York State as part of the international Friendship Force program. Members of the group got to try the atlatl and learn a little about it.
Thunderbird Atlatl’s Bob Berg gave a short flintknapping demonstration. If you are in the area of our shop in upstate New York, please stop by sometime! Please call ahead as we are sometimes on the road or not at the shop. We look forward to meeting you.
Below: New Zealand visitors try the atlatl and learn about flintknapping from Bob Berg who is “hiding” in the center of the group!
June 3rd, 2013
We had a small but fun group here at the shop for World Atlatl Day! We hope all those participating had a good time.
On Tuesday, June 4, we are hosting a group from New Zealand. They will be visiting our shop and trying out atlatls.
The photo below is from a past event showing children enjoying a day on an atlatl range in Vermont.
May 30th, 2013
Thunderbird Atlatl will be celebrating World Atlatl Day here at our shop, 90 Main Street, Candor, NY, from 1 to 4 p.m.
World Atlatl Day (WAD) was initiated by Linda Brundage and the New York Atlatl Association in 2011. Due to its popularity, the WAA membership attending the 2012 Annual Meeting voted to officially recognize the first Saturday in June of each year as World Atlatl Day.
Stop by if you are in the area to participate! Questions, give us a call at 607-659-3854, 800-836-4520 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Berg had a busy day at Primitive Pursuits in Ithaca. In the photo below, he is showing a family a flint tool that can be used to cut grass or other long fibered plants. The flint is held on by the natural glue Bob makes at the Thunderbird shop with pine pitch and other natural components.
Bob Berg shows a primitive flint tool to a family at Primitive Pursuits Day in Ithaca, New York
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May 24th, 2013
Looking for a day of fun and learning about primitive skills, come to Primitive Pursuits Day, Saturday, May 25, at 4H Acres in Ithaca, NY.
Check out Primitive Pursuits Day here.
Bob Berg of Thunderbird Atlatl will be available throughout the day to teach about atlatls, flintknapping, cordage and using primitive adhesives. Stop by and enjoy the day.
May 16th, 2013
The good news is that it is a busy season here at the Thunderbird Atlatl shop. We are a little behind in updating our blog and will try to update more often!
We will be posting our summer/fall schedule on the website in a few days. We are firming up commitments and getting our travel plans in place.
We recently sent some more atlatls and darts to Harvard University for Professor Matthew Liebmann’s “Encountering the Conquistadors” class. Check out the video here. Enjoy. Happy Atlatl season.
Shown below are a couple of photos from our Florida trip- a young lady trying a Catatonk atlatl at a workshop offered by Bob Berg of Thunderbird Atlatl and some people enjoying the atlatl range at Silver Springs State Park in Florida.