If you can tune in, don’t miss the Weapon Masters special on the atlatl Sunday at 9 p.m. on the Military Channel.
You can also view clips of it on this link:
In the segment featuring Atlatlists Bob Berg of Thunderbird Atlatl, Mark Bracken, Doug Leeth and Mike Waters, the four top notch atlatlists try to see what a stone point on the end of an atlatl dart will do when it hits the armor worn by a Spanish Conquistador! Producer Alex Jouve traveled to Letchworth State Park in upstate New York in August 2007 to see if the Aztecs armed with atlatls really could have presented a challenge to the invading Spanish Conquistadors a few centuries ago. The World Atlatl Association held its annual meeting at Letchworth State Park last year and a few of the best atlatlists in the world just happened to be around for the challenge!
Watch to see what kind of a challenge is presented by the atlatl Bob Berg, Mark Bracken, Doug Leeth and Mike Waters give the visiting Conquistador a great challenge!