A Publication of the Ohio Atlatl Association for the Purposes of Education and Recreation
THE WINNERS, BEST INDIVIDUALS SCORES IN THE OHIO ATLATL ASSOCIATION STANDARD ACCURACY COMPETITION 2015
|Masters, Men||126||Doug Bassett||Fort Firelands||June|
|Masters, Women||84||Lori Majorsky||Flint Ridge||July|
|Novice, Men||105||Jeff Kingery||Flint Ridge||Sept|
|Novice, Women||97||Nisa Holbrook||Roar||Oct|
|Boys/Girls 12-16||88x||Basil Radwany M-2||Paw Paw||Sept|
|Boys/Girls 12/16||59||Malaya Tindongan F-2||Albany Fair Grounds||Aug|
|Boys/Girls 1 -11||85||Hunter Seese M-1||Flint Ridge||Sept|
Unfortunately, this year we did not have a Girl participating in the 1 -11 year old division. It would be greatly appreciated if all the winners listed above would contact Ray Strischek at his email address, ohioatlatl at hotmail.com to be sure that we have your correct mailing address so we know where to send your award certificate. To those who won, congratulations. Now you have a target on your back for next year.
The entire list of best individual scores is posted on the next page for your viewing pleasure or dismay depending on your point of view. Remember, first, last, and always, you are competing against your own best score. Ohio Atlatl Association will post another news letter on our Face Book Page at the start of 2016 with our schedule of events for the new year. Hope you all had a good 2015 and end of the year holidays.
You are required to participate in all Ohio Atlatl Events in 2016. You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile
Masters, Men, 3 darts at 15, 17, 20, 22, and 25 meters: M-7
|126||Doug Bassett||Fort Firelands||June|
|113||Ray Strischek||Fort Firelands||June|
|108xx||Randy Whaley||Albany Fair Grounds||Aug|
|99||Mike Glenn||Albany Fair Grounds||Aug|
|84||Marlin Bassett||Fort Firelands||June|
|71||Charles Swanson||Flint Ridge||July|
Masters, Women, 3 darts at 15, 17, 20, 22, and 25 meters: F-6
|84||Lori Majorsky||Flint Ridge||July|
|66||Margie Takoch||Flint Ridge||July|
|66||Debbie Andrews||Flint Ridge||July|
Novice, Men, 3 darts at 10, 12, 15, 17, and 20 Meters: M-5
|87||Frank Lukes||Flint Ridge||July|
|74||Cass Springer||Athens Library||July|
|63||Sonny Nieset||Fort Firelands||June|
|56||Andy Sylvia||Albany Fair Grounds||July|
|47||Dan Taray||Fort Firelands||June|
|46||Bill Bird||Fort Firelands||June|
|43||Tom Taray||Fort Firelands||June|
|38||Nathanael Wiles||Athens Library||July|
|38||Rob Gerding||Fort Firelands||June|
|35||Caleb Dotson||Leo Petroglyphs||April|
|33||Chris Hager||Leo Petroglyphs||April|
|29||Mike Keckler||Fort Firelands||June|
|25||Peter Zeisler||Albany Fair Grounds||July|
|23||Justin Laport||Leo Petroglyphs||April|
Novice, Women, 3 darts at 10, 12, 15, 17, and 20 Meters: F-4
|87||Anita Lukes||Flint Ridge||July|
|61||Kerry Opal||Albany Fairgrounds||July|
|43||Natividad Dotson||Leo Petroglyphs||April|
|31||Morgan Hager||Leo Petroglyphs||April|
Boys/Girls 12 – 16 years old, 3 darts at 7, 10, 12, 15, and 17 meters: M-2/F-2
|65||Silas Springer M-2||Athens Library||July|
|59||Malaya Tindongan||Albany Fair Grounds||July|
|22||Matty Taray F-2||Fort Firelands||June|
|12||Tish Springer F-2||Athens Library||July|
|8||Katty Taray F-2||Fort Firelands||June|
Ray Strischek is at Flint Ridge in Ohio this Friday to Sunday, July 15 – 17, 2011.
Here’s a google map if you’re looking for it:
A couple of Flint Ridge links:
I’ve written about this before. I use copper points. Each of my darts are bamboo or river cane and have a 12 inch X 1/2 inch diameter poplar foreshaft. I use 1/4 inch diameter copper rods to make my points. I pound one end of a 1 1/2 inch long piece of copper rod flat, use a cold chisel to cut a point shape into the flatten end, and file it sharp. I drill a 1/4 inch diameter hole into one end of the foreshaft, use a rasp to cone shape the end, glue and insert the rod end of the copper point into the drilled hole, and glue the wood around the point, wrap it cotton string, spread glue on the string, then spin the glued surface into a folded paper towel to smooth it out. After it dries, I glue and insert the other end of the foreshaft into the big end of the dart shaft.
For a better copper point, see http://www.atlatl-darts.com/darts.htm This is AJ Bagg’s web site. He sells bullet swaged copper points that are real easy to mount for about $3 each.
Fletched darts need only have a balance point that is 6 to 8 inches forward of center. The 2/3 thing applies to unfletched darts. An unfletched dart will fish tail through the air unless the balance point is 2/3 forward. Such a dart, having so much of its weight forward of center will be “point end heavy” and will tend to drop like a rock, need a higher trajectory of flight to get to the target. The purpose of the fletching is to make the dart’s flight more stable. The bigger the fletching, the more stable the flight, but, the bigger the fletching, the slower the flight, so, eventually, if the fletching is too big, you get the same result of having to have a higher trajectory to the target.
My fletching (feathers) are 10 inches long, by 1 1/2 inches wide. This gives me a flat trajectory flight at 15 meters, while I have to aim 6 inches above the bullseye at 20 meters, and 1 foot above the entire target at 25 meters. My darts are 6 feet, 10 inches long, and weigh about 6 ounces.