posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 03:42 PM
Very Nice Thread S+F. The Atlatl is no Joke.
I was watching a documentary a week or two ago. The guy who did "Super-size" me was a part of the making of it, and also took part in the
experiment. To see if 10 people I believe 10, could survive for 10 days in the American Northwest I believe with just caveman type technology.
After 5 days they were done, starving, thirsty, cold, dejected. Until the produces felt bad and gave them Atlatl's. On the 2nd day of hunting Elk,
and some were HUGE ElK. They brought down what I wanna say was at least an 800 pound elk with this simple tool. It was amazing. It was a shame it
happened on the 8th or 9th day though, when now they had enough meat to last the group a few weeks,lol. And the most motivated guy quit the day before
thay made the kill.
Yea it was a one out of 100 shot, but it shows you the power of this weapon system, and what the atlatl pro said, this was the tool that turned man
into the ultimate hunter, and changed many things.
Now I don't know if the shot was staged. Hard to hit an Elk right in the neck at 30-35 yards, especially with no food for a week = no energy, you
reflexes are probaly shot at that point. But who knows if tehy showed the guy throw that atlatl, then cut shot to an elk geting hit in the neck with
an arrow from a compound bow, then back again. You never know with "reality" tv. Like when Bear Grylls(sp?) hit that rabbit from like 25 yards by
throwing a heavy stick/club and killed it. yea right
But regardless, the Atlatl was a gamechanger for mankind. Simple but highly effective weapon system.