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Using the Atlatl: The Basics

TitleUsing the Atlatl: The Basics
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsHRDLICKA, D.
Secondary AuthorsWESCOTT, D.
JournalThe Dart
Volume08/2009
Pages5-8
Type of Articlearticle
Publication LanguageEnglish
Abstract

Distinguishes 4 grip types based on how dart, not atlatl, is held: Knuckle (split finger, Basketmaker, with dart between knuckles); Thumb (thumb and index thru loops hold dart); Modified Thumb (1-hole Eskimo with index thru hole, thumb helps hold dart); Hammer (dart on rest, not held by fingers, modern) [so no holes, no rest like Peruvian would be what? Thumb or M Thumb? A good idea for classifying grips but not exhaustive.] Good description of throwing motion.