Atlatls: Throwing for Distance
J. Whittaker: Need flex in both atlatl and dart.
Fletching not necessary if dart balanced, and not same diameter for its full length.
Recommends short light dart, tapered and point-heavy, unfletched, and long light flexible atlatl. Achieved distances of over 500 ft.
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Atlatls: Throwing for Distance. Craig Ratzat, David Wescott. Bulletin of Primitive Technology. 4: 63-66. 1992 ( tDAR id: 419562)
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