Our Occpaleo atlatl thrower is a hybrid of ancient and modern design elements. The main shaft is made in Bamboo for a natural look and good flexible function. The handle is a molded grip that has worked best for beginners in our opinion. It features a grip stop, a finger peg for consistant placement, and a dart rest. The peg is inspired by the wonderful grip addition of the northern Inuit. The modern dart rest has shown to work great for modern competition as well as helping beginners keep the dart in place during the throw. The spur is a replica of an archaeological artifact from Florida, and lashed with super strong flax fiber and hide glue.