|1||In a few words:
Nature hates vacuum... and straight lines ! If an atlatl raises the power of your arm, the kinetic energy won't be stored and released by the dart if it is too stiff. Thus, when shot, atlatl darts incredibly bend and litterally spring off the atlatl's hook. The first meters of a dart's flight are quite wavy, before it straightens its course.... and still hit the aimed point.
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|2||In a few words:
The target center is worth 10 points, but since many competitors hit it, it was necessary to make a distinction between the center mark and the exact center of the target. So the very center of an ISAC target features a 1 inch dot, called ""X"". A very good atlatlist may score 90 points, but a marksman will make a 90XXXX (same score but 4 times in the very center).
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|3||In a few words:
During the class of march 2007, students tried atlatl shooting. At first I told them the basics and then shot two datrs, as a demonstration. The first student tried, but at the very moment he was releasing the dart, he glanced at the two chicken that passed before him.. and the dart ALWAYS follows your look. Luckily, he missed them... but that was a close shot !
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|4||In a few words:
This video was made during a class... students appear with their authorisation. Here is a brand new technique that allows a hunter to kill both a deer (with the dart) AND a mole (with the atlat) with a single shot. With such a gifted hunter the community is sure to always get plenty of fresh flesh all year long !
|Duration: 00:09 Displays: 2476|
|6||In a few words:
Cartoon made with the key-images of a video. Bernard shows its movement in slow-motion. Note how the right foot barely moves. The energy is given by: - the body's gravity center that shifts from the right to the left foot, during one single step - the rotation of the shoulders - the forward movement of the elbow - and finally by a rapid twist of the wrist. The green line is the atlat's course.
|Duration: 00:07 Displays: 3286|