International Standard Accuracy Contests (ISACs) are always a draw for atlatlists but the Florida ISACS in February faced some challenges! The first ISACS at Letchworth Love State Park had to be moved to just outside the park gate when the state park did not have a safety officer available!
The hay bale target inside the park was moved to just outside the gates to county property and with the goodwill of the park’s neighboring property owner, the contest continued! Photo below: Thunderbird Atlatl’s set up at the Letchworth Love State Park.
In Silver Springs, the knapin (as was the Daytona 500) was cancelled because of rain! Yes, it did rain a lot! Greg Mauer found an alternate site at a local archery club and the ISAC went on Saturday morning before the heavy rains hit! Photos below: Greg Maurer, Donna McCracken and Bob Berg compete in an ISAC in Silver Springs, Florida.
In the photo below, Bob Berg straightens cane darts. Bob Berg with the help of Florida State Park Ranger George Royal and Greg Maurer on video put together a video on the differences between River Cane and Japanese Bamboo.
The shipping services (UPS/Fed Ex and USPS) are sending out their holiday advisories for receiving packages before December 25. The post office has set December 15 for its ground advantage and priority mail shipping. UPS and Fed Ex have similar advice.
The Thunderbird Atlatl shop elves are busily working to get orders out as quickly as possible. Give us a call at 607-659-3854 or 1-800-836-4520 if you have a special request or need.
Gift certificates are also available if you are unsure of what to get. We can email or snail mail gift certificates to your recipient(s)
Thunderbird Atlatl will be at our home location this weekend for the 25th annual Candor Fall Festival. Check out the many events happening over the weekend. There will be atlatl contests and demonstrations at the Thunderbird Atlatl shop, 90 Main Street, Candor, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8. Stop by or call 607-659-3854 or our cell phones: 607-743-4379 or 607-222-9873 for more information. Here are some photos from last year’s Candor event.
Thunderbird Atlatl will be in Vermont this weekend September 22 to 23 at the Chimney Point Historic site. The workshop will be all day on Friday, Sept. 22. Atlatl contests will be held on Saturday, Sept. 23. Chimney Point is located in Addison, Vermont.
Thunderbird Atlatl will be at the annual Stone Tool Show this weekend. The show is located at the beautiful Letchworth State Park in Mt. Morris, New York.
There will be flintknapping demonstrations and atlatl contests all weekend.
On Saturday, August 26, at 7 pm, guest speaker Marquardt Lund, travels from Germany, to present on the following topics:
– a short history of the European flint knapping scene and Knap-Ins
– An experiment he and two friends did when they made a dug out with flint axes
– Egyptian flint tools and tomb drawings showing knapping activities
– Fabulous late palaeolithic find sites near his home town
– ideas about the hafting of flint points, experiments he conducted and the fundamental differences
This event is open to the public and free to all participants in attendance at the 2023 Stone Tool Craftsman Show, sponsored by the Genesee Valley Flint Knappers Association. The program will be at the Highbanks Recreation Center’s North Shelter.