Discussion in 'Bushcraft' started by Bishop, Aug 27, 2017.
I made this up today to see if this would work
I like the idea of a nocked throwing stick. The woodland indians, Paleo period, near Harmon's Creek, used banner stones on them. The stones, when found, were thought to be gewgaws but were eventually demonstrated to be a sliding counter weight on the throwing stick that multiplied force when it rapidly slid along the stick towards the notch. I made a simple banner stone, shaped something like a butterfly with an elongated hole bored through it and placed in on my throwing stick and saw a significant increase in target penetration although it did alter throwing technique a bit. I tried one that was groves to rest the dart but my stone proved too brittle and broke on the second throw and I never got around to building another.
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also found this on weights and balance points
I have one that I use rain deer antler as a banner Stone I have seen some that have a hole in them that slide down the atlatl when throwing the dart
The nock may be cut a little too deep. As you throw, the dart can swivel on the string (which is good), but the string may start pulling the end of the dart down if it doesn't separate immediately when the thrower passes vertical.
Just a guess.
Cool idea with the forked stick.
I am thinking a recurve fork would be better but this works .
How about a cup rather then a nock and string? eliminated 2 problems .
Funny, I was thinking the exact same thing! Sort of a Ball and Socket kind of deal
It would work if the dart would not pop out
With a cup, the dart could have a rooster tail pointed upward , ( in stead of a nock.) as you make the arc in your throw the tail would bear the load of the push, tail of the dart would not be caught in the cup .
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