The holidays were very busy at the Thunderbird Atlatl shop and January was also a little crazy. We dealt with some equipment issues and we are now back in full production.
We are working on a new catalog and will have that available by April. Meanwhile, we are looking at the 2017 schedule and will be posting that in the next few days.
Next week, we will be traveling to Florida for two programs at Silver Springs State Park in Silver Springs, Florida, the weekend of February 17 to 19 The following weekend, Februar 24, 25 and 26 we will be at Ochlockonee River State Park in Sopchoppy, Florida. There will be ISACs at both events, please check the World Atlatl Association event calendar for days and times.
The elves are busy at the Thunderbird Atlatl shop getting all your Christmas gifts out. Please feel free to call us at 1-800-835-4520 or 607-659-3854 if you have any questions. Emailing us is also a great way to contact the shop- email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We ship the majority of our orders via the post office using priority mail. It looks like any orders received by December 15 are guaranteed delivery by the post office through priority mail. After the 15th, we can use the post office’s express mail option through December 21 and packages should arrive by Dec. 24. We also have gift certificates which can be emailed.
Thunderbird Atlatl will spend Thanksgiving weekend at the Paderbow 2016 in Paderborn, Germany. We look forward to meeting our German and European customers at the show. Please stop by our booth.
Here is the link to the Paderbow show
We have a smaller staff back at the shop preparing for holiday orders. We look forward to a busy few weeks when we return and will make sure everyone gets their Christmas presents in time.
People who are just discovering the atlatl are often surprised to learn there is a World Atlatl Association.
We highly recommend that anyone interested in the atlatl
join the WAA. With your membership, you receive support and ideas from atlatl enthusiasts throughout the year, a quarterly newsletters and much more. The WAA lists atlatl events happening throughout the year and keeps a current list of high scores in the International Standard Accuracy Competition or ISAC.
The WAA was formed in 1987 by a dedicated group of enthusiasts. For many years, the WAA was capably served by founding member Leni Clubb who served as the WAA secretary. We still treasure the handwritten notes we received from Leni in the late 80s and through much of the 90s. In 2011 Leni Clubb and Ron Laird were named as the Grandfather and Grandmother of the modern atlatl sport.
Check out this 1981 video by the 6th grade class being taught by Rod Laird in Saratoga, Wyoming. This video and the first atlatl contest for young people inspired the Colorado Archaeological Society to form the World Atlatl Association in 1987.
Think about joining the World Atlatl Association, it is well worth the membership fee.
It has been a whirlwind weeks of travel for the Thunderbird Atlatl crew since July but this Saturday we end our 2015 travels with the Candor Fall Festival. Thunderbird Atlatl will be at Side Hill Acres Goat Farm on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with atlatl demonstrations and competitions. Please stop by and visit!
There will be lots of events throughout the Candor area including a woodcarvers show, a quilt show, bake sales, book sales, yard and garage sales, dinners, family friendly events and much more. Our location at Side Hill Acres also has a lot of activity including goat farm tours, wine tasting, goat cheese, many other vendors and food. Enjoy!
Doug Bassett, Sue Mercer and Marlin Bassett at a Candor Fall Festival event in 2013.