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.
March 31st, 2013
Our new 2013 catalog is now available! Download a copy here:
Download 2013 Thunderbird Atlatl Catalog (PDF, 17mb)
This version is 17mb and full resolution. If you have a slow connection and would like to download a smaller version, you can download this 1.7mb version with lower quality images.
March 15th, 2013
Okay atlatlists, spring is just around the corner! It’s time to get that equipment out and get ready to go to some atlatl events or just have some fun on your own!
Check your darts and get them ready. You can easily “fluff” out the feathers on your darts by holding them over a steaming kettle of water. It’s amazing how this simple procedure will put new life into your dart fletchings! Hold the dart over the steam and gently preen the feathers into shape.
Straightening your wood darts you have purchased from Thunderbird Atlatl, can be accomplished by gently bending the dart in the direction you wish to straighten it. For a more permanent fix or for a stubborn bend, apply heat to the dart with a flame such as a propane torch or kitchen range making it easier to bend the dart in the direction you want. After it cools the dart “sets” and will usually remain straight. If you have any questions, just give us a call at 800-836-4520 and we will be happy to help you!
FREE Atlatl Fever DVD with $200 or more in merchandise orders! Order $200 or more (not including shipping) of atlatl merchandise and we will send you a free copy of our Atlatl Fever DVD through midnight March 20 (Pacific Standard Time)
Here are a few photos of Bob Berg’s workshop in Micanopy, Florida with the Florida Outdoors Ministry program. Thanks to Frank Williams for hosting.
February 19th, 2013
We are just finishing our new catalog and it should be available in a few days. We will be posting it on this website in PDF form and you can also receive one in the mail by sending us your snail mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org
February 11th, 2013
The blizzard in the Northeast is over and now we’re looking forward to Valentine’s Day! Spring and more atlatl events are also just around the corner- we hope!
We have a Valentine special for the next few days! Order any atlatl items totaling $175 or more, excluding shipping and receive a free Nanticoke Atlatl Kit. Hurry, your order must be in by midnight Pacific Standard Time on February 14, 2013! Happy Valentine’s Day.
As you get ready for the atlatl season, make sure you get your darts in good order. If they need straightening, holding them over a heat source will soften the wood fibers and you will be able to straighten them easier. Once they cool down, they should be straight and ready to go.
We thought the “heart” shape made by two Tioga Atlatls was perfect for Valentine’s Day. The second picture is our Nanticoke Kit.
Tioga Atlatls make a Valentine Heart
Nanticoke Atlatl Kit