I love crazy ideas! Might be hard to shoot that large of dart from a regular sized sling shot...but a larger hammer grip frame with a nice long butterfly draw and I’m sure you could send it pretty well
I'd figured as much! Atlatl darts are around 6 oz, which is like 6 times the weight of your average 500 grain arrow. They're also a bit thicker and aren't hollow the way many arrows today are - so I'm sure you could compensate in a few ways to make a long lightweight arrow with a fitting spine strength for being propelled by a slingshotTo launch an atlatl dart will require extremely heavy bands . Extremely heavy bands are a challenge when shooting full butterfly . Not saying it can't be done . " Do you even lift bro ? "
I really wanna do it now lolAtlatl ISAC distance is 15 and 20 meters. Accuracy and power should not be a problem when using a band.dart combination. My best long range atlatl throws don't get much farther than 70m using a throwing stick. It would be interesting to see what could be done with rubber bands and determination. I'm in!
That's a lot better than I expected honestly, especially for a first go. Bravo!Just now, I made a dart sling from a 3" wide exercise band.
I have lots of different atlatl darts and chose a carbon arrow shaft take down atlatl dart. 64" oal 2.95 oz.
I got 80 paces with an atlatl thrower and 60 paces with a 3" wide rubber band.
Interesting. What's it like for accuracy?I choked up on the 3" bands to make a shorter band length and got increased velocity and identical distance similar to the atlatl throwing stick using 3oz. dart. I can get out to 80 paces while launching for distance in the hay pasture.
Awesome! I'm starting to make some my own darts from the trees behind my property, they're perfect for this stuffWatching the arc of dart trajectory helps hone hold over estimation. A less than perfect release will be apparent by the dart flight characteristics. Overall, this is a great system to use when tweaking out the butterfly technique. The only advantage the atlatl has is a silent release. In comparison, the elastic bands make a lot more noise. Overall, well worth putting in the time to explore the dart.band system.