Other People's Information

      I'm not even going to try to pretend that I'm the ultimate source for information about the atlatl. There are plenty of people who know more than I do, and sometimes they will let me put their information up on my site. This section is for that information.

Here are some quick tips from other atlatl throwers out there.

From Greg Miller, who says "I'm a science teacher and a woodcarver who enjoys making and using atlatls so I'm always happy to share with others who enjoy the same things."

I thought Id share the way I make my quick and dirty atlatl darts.

I take a 4 ft. 5/16 in. dowel and an old 2117 arrow. I cut both end off of the arrow and jam a short piece of dowel in the nock end and the long dowel in the point end. I use a little hot melt glue to insure they stay in place. Then I hollow out the nock with a tiny gouge and put on a 125 grain point and voila a dart. The length is around 6 ft. and the weight forward is about 60%. It works well with my throws, and I build them out of old broken arrows. The best part is they only take 5 minutes to make.

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If you have something about the atlatl you'd like me to share, send me a note and let me know!