Thunderbird Atlatl’s Bob Berg spent a day with the Primitive Pursuits camp in Ithaca, NY this past week. The pictures tell the story. It was a great day of learning, sharing and having a great time with atlatls and other primitive pasttimes.
Thunderbird Atlatl wood darts all come with steel field points that are easy to purchase in the archery market. All our darts are tapered to fit 23/64 diameter field points. We mostly use 125 or 160 grain points. The points are glued on.
Our hunting darts arrive with field points. This makes it possible to practice with the same set of darts that will be used for hunting. Our Thunderbird Atlatl dart tips are tapered to fit almost any traditional broadhead on the market so you are not forced to use a proprietary type of point you can only get from one source. We offer and sell Ace Broadheads but other options can be used. If they break when you hit hard objects like rocks or trees, they usually break off just behind the dart point so you lose only 1/2 inch in re-tipping your darts.
World Atlatl Day is Saturday, June 7. There are a variety of events planned. Try to get to an event listed below or if you aren’t close enough to any of these events, you can set up your own event!
All you need to set up a World Atlatl Day event are a couple of friends with atlatl sets and enough space to cast atlatl darts.
World Atlatl Day (WAD) was created by Linda Brundage of the New York Atlatl Association in 2011. In 2012, members attending the World Atlatl Association’s annual meeting voted to officially recognize the first Saturday in June of each year as World Atlatl Day. A special score sheet and contest rules are available on the World Atlatl Association’s website.
Below are the scheduled events:
WORLD ATLATL Day & Weekend Events
389 Simkin Rd. Elmira, New York
ISAC, Mastodon Open and NYAA events (Team, Individual, Hunter, Distance and European). A New York Atlatl Association, Inc. sponsored and insured event.
Contact: Jack (570) 888-8258 firstname.lastname@example.org or Tom Goble; (607) 215-9405
World Atlatl Weekend
Fri ISAC 5:30. Sat. ISAC, full European,and State completion. 9:30 to 5:00 (bring a lunch and we will enjoy the day) Sunday ISAC at 10:00.
Granneman Field.4 miles west of Ottumwa, Iowa
Primitive camping on site.
Contact Roger at (641) 799-1219 or email@example.com
Kevin Dogg (641) 777-5053 or kevin firstname.lastname@example.org
World Atlatl Day Events
World Atlatl Day
Sugarloaf Open Space, Walnut Creek, CA
Practice starts at 10 a.m. Contests follow. All equipment is provided, or use your own. Contact Ranger Bruce Weidman at (925) 943-5899 x2665. email@example.com
World Atlatl Day
Athens Public Library, Home Street, Athens, Ohio 45710
The Ohio Atlatl Association (OAA) will host atlatl accuracy contests – Ohio locals, ISAC, IASAC, World Atlatl Day team contests. 10:00 am – 5:00pm.
Contact Ray Strischek for more information, (firstname.lastname@example.org) (740) 331-4351
World Atlatl Day Competition and ISAC
Glen Oechsner’s Residence. Campbellsport, Wisconsin
Contact Glen: (920) 533-5039
The Pennsylvania Miller Family ISAC and World Atlatl Day
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location 3168 Horizon Drive, Brockway, Pennsylvania 15824
Equipment and instruction for beginners will be provided
Contact Mike Segalla email@example.com (814) 590-2329
George Miller firstname.lastname@example.org (814) 590-6462
World Atlatl Day competition and ISAC
Gary Nolf Residence Westbrook Connecticut 10:00-4:00
Contact Gary email@example.com (860) 575-4263
World Atlatl Day Event at Pueblo Grande Museum
4619 E. Washington, Phoenix, Arizona
9 a.m. – Noon
World Atlatl Day contest will happen as people show up.
Contact Albert Abril firstname.lastname@example.org
World Atlatl Day and Fat Blanket Atlatl Throw & ISAC
Open to all, equipment and instruction cheerfully provided. Sponsored by the Wyoming Atlatl and Social Club.
Contact: Russell Richard email@example.com (307) 772-0550 for location and time.
World Atlatl Day (WAD) was initiated by Linda Brundage of the New York Atlatl Association in 2011. In 2012, members attending the World Atlatl Association’s annual meeting voted to officially recognize the first Saturday in June of each year as World Atlatl Day. A special score sheet and contest rules are available on the World Atlatl Association’s website.
If you missed it here’s the atlatl clue that played on the May 16 final of the Battle of the Decades on Jeopardy on May 16.
The clue was worth $2000 for the correct answer which the eventual one million dollar winner got right away! This was Jeopardy’s Battle of the Decades finals competition highlighting the top contestants from the past three decades.
The show’s presenter demonstated how the atlatl was used with our Catatonk atlatl and one of our darts. In the background video clue, Bob Berg of Thunderbird Atlatl is shown casting a dart with our Waylusing atlatl. The entire show can be seen here on You Tube The atlatl clue starts at about 13:58.
Okay atlatlists – the challenge is to watch the television game show “Jeopardy” on Friday, May 16, whenever it is scheduled in your local viewing area.
Thunderbird Atlatl sent a video clue to Jeopardy a few months ago and we are told it was used in the show that will appear on May 16. Your challenge is to guess the right question!
We will be watching with you!