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Offline Marc St Louis

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Rabbit stick
« on: March 20, 2024, 10:09:08 am »
Saw this on the tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJGHu64Ni5g and thought it was really interesting

Anyone ever make one of these?
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Offline Pat B

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Re: Rabbit stick
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2024, 11:18:30 am »
Pretty cool. I didn't realize that throwing sticks went so far except the Aussy boomerang. Another universal weapon, I guess.
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Re: Rabbit stick
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2024, 11:51:01 am »
Pretty cool. I didn't realize that throwing sticks went so far except the Aussy boomerang. Another universal weapon, I guess.

Me either Pat.

Thank for sharing Marc. Iím thinking I need to make a couple of those.

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Offline GlisGlis

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Re: Rabbit stick
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2024, 12:57:45 pm »
thanks for sharing Mark
As with all primitive things even this sticks are not so easy to build
they can look good but not all would fly well
alot to learn even with the simpler tools

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Re: Rabbit stick
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2024, 01:03:33 pm »

Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: Rabbit stick
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2024, 10:18:26 am »
I cut a few branches to try to make one of these sticks yesterday, a bandsaw and a ferries rasp made quick work of my first attempt. The wood (cherry) is sopping wet green and heavy, I need to thin it some, it flies poorly so far.

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Re: Rabbit stick
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2024, 02:27:15 pm »
many rabbit sticks from america have a sort of handle

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Re: Rabbit stick
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2024, 02:28:19 pm »
Handle that is not present in many other countries

Offline GlisGlis

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Re: Rabbit stick
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2024, 02:29:15 pm »
@Eric are you going for replicas or your own interpretation?

Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: Rabbit stick
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2024, 10:21:40 am »
Just something that works and flies true.

Offline GlisGlis

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Re: Rabbit stick
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2024, 12:11:09 pm »
Interesting article on throwing sticks from europe and around the world
It's worth to note that many sticks (from different countries and periods) have grooves along the length
Kind of remind me grooved arrow shafts
make me think if it's only for cosmetics or if it has a real functionality
https://exarc.net/issue-2015-3/ea/gaulish-throwing-stick-discovery-normandy-study-and-throwing-experimentations

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Re: Rabbit stick
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2024, 01:24:47 pm »
The grooves, like with arrows could be to help keep them straight.
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Offline Aaron1726

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Re: Rabbit stick
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2024, 11:50:55 pm »
I've made a few of these, can be a little tricky to get to fly right, but lots of fun.  I made several from flattened pvc pipe too that I use like Frisbee golf, just throw at trees as my "pin". 

My favorite one is from a dead dogwood tree.  Very heavy and about as long as your arm.  Flies about 100yds straight with a good throw.  I'll have to get some pics.

You should check out throwsticks channel on you tube or throwsticks dot com,he has tons of good info and cool videos. 

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Re: Rabbit stick
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2024, 06:51:18 pm »
Here's some pics.  You can see the cross section of them is like an airfoil to give lift.  This is the fun part to tune

Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: Rabbit stick
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2024, 09:54:42 am »
I can see why my attempt failed now, I had the wrong cross section design, rounded top instead of wing shaped.

Thanks for the pictures, I watched at least 10 rabbit stick making videos and not one showed the proper cross section configuration.

The thick part appears to be on the trailing edge assuming that you throw the stick with the center to the back, is this correct?

Like this;

 
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