Terms And Conditions
In using this website you are deemed to have read, understood, and agreed to the following Terms And Conditions.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to update, change or replace any portion of these Terms And Conditions. It is your responsibility to check our website periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to our website and/or services following the posting of any changes to these Terms And Conditions constitutes your acceptance of those changes.
Terms of Sale, Shipping And Return Policy
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time, and the right to decline any order you place with us. In the event that we make a change to or cancel an order, we may attempt to notify you by email, phone, or home address.
Order Handling Time
All orders are hand crafted in our shop and hand tested and tuned in the great outdoors, at the mercy of the weather.... Knowing this, we strive to keep all of our models in stock and stay ahead of demand, as we are able. But there may be times and seasons when we are unable to keep up with unexpected or increased demand levels. Weather conditions as well as other considerations may affect us, as we strive to deliver the highest quality products possible in all cases. We paint many of our throwsticks to order and this requires a brief cure time before they are ready to ship.
Upon receipt of your order, we will send you an order confirmation. If there will be expected delays then we will send you an estimate of when we expect your order to be completed and ready to ship.
We are able to ship most orders within 10 business days of receipt. If there will be additional delays beyond this 10 day time frame, we will quickly notify you for your approval or give you a full refund if it's requested. We appreciate your understanding of the nature of our unique business. Our goal is always to ship out our products to you as rapidly as possible.
All packages are shipped via USPS Priority Mail. USPS will notify you of shipment of your order via your provided email, with tracking info.
Delivery date depends on origin and destination, but is typically 2-5 business days within the USA. International deliveries will vary, but are typically 6-10 business days.
Throwsticks.com is not liable for the rare event of any lost or damaged shipments. If you would like insurance to be added to your order, then let us know, and we will bill you for this extra charge.
Throwsticks.com is based in California, USA. We will not falsify customs information on customs forms whatsoever. Customs charges may apply in your location.
Special Requests And Custom Orders
If you have any special requests for your order, would like a custom made product or have additional communication for us then Contact Throwsticks.com and let us know.
Please note that custom order requests are subject to approval as well as additional costs, which must be negotiated and billed in advance of completed work. All custom order sales are final.
We will accept any product(s) shipped back to us in original condition within 7 days from receipt. Return shipping is at buyer's expense. While we aim to deal with any reasonable dispute, we do not promise to refund or replace orders that are not returned to us in original condition or were not delivered to you due to the following:
1. Incorrect shipping address was given to PayPal at the time of ordering, and the mistake was not immediately notified to us before shipment. (You agree to promptly update your contact information, such as your email and home address so that we can complete transactions and contact you as needed).
2. Negligent handling of package(s) by the postal company during processing and shipping causing damage or loss of package. (For USA orders, if postal insurance was purchased, it is buyer's responsibility to file claim with postal company if damage or loss of package occurred).
If you do need to make a return or do an exchange, please Contact Throwsticks.com and let us know the reason for your return so that we may authorize it.
Additional Product Information
Our throwsticks are unique products. Please read below to learn more about what you should expect from them.
Throwstick Carving, Testing Range, And Accessibility
All throwsticks are individually carved to shape, and each one is unique, like a fingerprint. Minor variations in shape, carving, weight and length are normal.
Each throwstick is individually hand tested and tuned at the range specified for it, at the velocity and in the conditions in which it is thrown. We don't put our stamp on it until it passes our standards for straight flights at the test range stated for it. Yet this is an artform, not an exact science, and no two sticks are completely identical to each other.
Every thrower is different, and it is necessary for the thrower to learn to practice and adjust to the throwstick for best results. Kylie throwing is different from throwing any other object. Read our recommendations on our product page to start on what throwstick is right for you, and then learn to adjust to the throwstick you have chosen, whether it requires a softer or harder velocity throw than you anticipated to make it work its best. Throwsticks tend to be lenient of their starting velocity at mid-flight ranges, but soft tuned throwsticks are accessible to a wider range of individuals than hard tuned throwsticks are. Hard tuned throwsticks of heavier weight are most ideal for athletic and strong individuals who will give them the higher velocity they perform most ideally at.
All sports take practice and conditioning to perfect, and kylie throwing is no different. Throwsticks.com does not guarantee that every individual will be good at this sport. We can only certify that we have individually tested every single kylie we sell at the range stated for the model and thus we fully know what it is capable of before we ship it out. We have found that even when people are not highly skilled at kylie throwing, they are still generally impressed by the results they do achieve with practice. We are hopeful that this is the experience that all of our customers have. For best results, please refer to our Q + A page which has information on throwing technique. The potential of each throwstick is at the very least, the tested range stated for it.
We do our best to make our grips comfortable to throwers, but one of the things about throwsticks are that they are wings, not just handles. Every flight surface, including the grip, has an impact on the performance of the throwstick. The delicate balance and performance of the throwstick may be disturbed if the grip is altered too much from its basic shape. A hammer grip should be fairly comfortable for the majority of individuals with all of our models. Leather gloves may be worn to assist with comfort, if needed.
Actual paint may not be the precise color that your monitor renders. All throwsticks are hand painted as pieces of art, thus minor variations, imperfections, and artistic expressions will occur. We have purposefully shown just a handful of these variations in the product photographs on our webpage in order to convey this fact. Consider your throwstick's paint job to be its unique finger print.
Bright or high contrast colors help to prevent a throwstick being lost at extreme distances. Bright colors such as orange show dirt and scratches much more quickly than other colors.
Our dot art is inspired by indigenous designs, but it should not be considered authentic. Benjamin Scott is not of Australian Aboriginal descent. White on black is an authentic Aboriginal recipe for dot art, as is black or white on brown. Historic central desert throwsticks which featured blue dot art are rare, and are an indication that the throwstick was traded across vast distances of the continent making its way to the ocean.
If a dot art option in the drop down menu says "pictured here", then it is pictured in at least one color choice in the product photo of the specific product in question. If it says "not pictured here", then it is pictured in some other product higher or lower on the page. If a specific dot art color option is shown only in single tone on our web page and yet requested to be done in two dot colors instead of one, then we will interpret how best to express the design in two colors. If there's a color option you are interested in which is not given as an option here, let us know.
Our painted throwsticks are made from high impact polycarbonate. Paint may fade off of throwsticks from repeated abrasive contact with soil, rocks or concrete. Wear areas around the edges where the throwstick is gripped by the hand can also occur. It is normal to have some minor amounts of paint wear off of the edges of the throwstick into the hand when brand new. For a smoother, more precise release from the hand, we ship our throwsticks with the paint on the palm side handle edge lightly sanded off.
A Note About Wind
Our throwsticks are tuned in still to nearly still conditions. We do not certify them until we've had the chance to test them in these conditions. Because throwsticks are airspeed dependent wings, a throw into the wind at a given velocity will have a higher airspeed then a throw away from the wind. This manifests itself most dramatically at longer ranges. A throw into the wind must be executed at a lower velocity to prevent it from rising above the target, and a throw down wind must be executed at a higher velocity. Hard tuned throwsticks may not hold altitude at long range if thrown with a backwind, but they are less prone to rise into a headwind. This makes them more ideal for long range stalking and hunting, as that activity is ideally done from down wind. Soft tuned throwsticks thrown at high velocity with a backwind may sail to much longer distances than is typical for even a hard tuned throwstick. Be aware of these environmental factors which affect the flight of all wings. When we state that a throwstick is straight and level tuned at a specific range, we are doing this testing in nearly still conditions. A slight breeze may limit or extend this range by altering the flight path of the throwstick, in actual use. If throwing on a windy day, do some experiments by throwing up and down wind and with sidewinds and you will begin to understand how wind affects the throwstick's flights.
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The following list of safety warnings, dangers and instructions is by no means exhaustive: Throwsticks are dangerous and can deliver tremendous blunt force impact when swung or thrown. They can break bones, cause concussion, and cause serious injury or death at long or short range. They can also cause significant property damage. Before throwing a throwstick, know your target, its surroundings and beyond. Know how to properly throw your throwstick. Do not throw your throwstick when any person, animal or valuable property is anywhere in front of you or at any angle out to your sides. Do not strike objects with your throwstick at close range without wearing eye, hand and face protection. Throwsticks can bounce a considerable distance off of solid objects in an unpredictable fashion. Do not throw your wood or polycarbonate throwstick at solid, hard or sharp objects, or you may risk damage to your throwstick, including breakage. Do not throw your polycarbonate throwstick at solid and hard objects at temperatures below freezing or there is a risk of breakage. Do not forcefully warp or bend your throwstick with extreme force, or attempt to use it to support your weight, as this may damage the tuning of the stick or cause breakage. Do not throw your throwstick towards any vulnerable property or property damage may result. Throwsticks have been known to break glass, penetrate walls and doors, and to shatter and splinter objects. Do not allow children to play with throwsticks unsupervised. Do not swing your throwstick near other people. Be aware that throwsticks may be thrown to curve off of a straight flight path and can go in upredictable directions in windy conditions, including being carried to long distances. Do not throw a wood or polycarbonate throwstick when people, animals or property are within 300 meters range in front of you. G10 throwsticks have a dangerous range as far as 600 meters.
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- to complete transactions and to ship the products you purchase through our website.
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We may disclose your personal information:
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Effective Febuary 1, 2017
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Throwsticks.com does not advocate the hunting of large game animals with throwsticks, nor any hunting which is illegal, cruel, or inhumane. It is your responsibility to learn and follow all regulations and laws in your jurisdiction. For more information check with your local fish and wildlife regulatory agency.
Our Relationship With Indigenous and Tribal Peoples And The Artifacts From Their Cultures
Throwsticks.com is a family owned and operated business operating out of California, in the United States of America. Our company is neither owned nor operated by anyone of Australian Aboriginal descent, nor anyone identified with any American Indian tribe. Throwsticks.com makes no claim whatsoever that our products are made by Aborigines or American Indians in the present or the past. Our products are not authentic Australian Aboriginal nor Hopi Indian artifacts and we make no claim to their being such. Our products are hand made from modern materials, using modern methods and tools. Each one is stamped with our logo for identification.
Benjamin Scott is a primitive weapon's technology enthusiast who's spent his life making and learning to use primitive technologies from many cultures around the world. He has done extensive study of Aboriginal artifacts and had the privilege to personally handle and examine hundreds of rare Aboriginal throwstick artifacts. He learned to make throwsticks through his study of physics, by studying Aboriginal artifacts, and by doing extensive field experiments. Throwsticks.com does not make claim that any of our products are exact replicas of any historical artifacts. We are inspired by and have learned from these artifacts and this shows clearly in our work, but we have not attempted to precisely replicate any one of them. Our materials, methods and some features of our products are different than the original artifacts. Every model of throwstick on our website is our own design, even when we have closely followed an original artifact or class of artifacts in some features.
Throwsticks.com is a proud sponsor of Survival International, the global movement for tribal people's rights. $1 of each throwstick purchased here at our website is donated to this charity, which is the only organization that champions tribal peoples around the world. Survival helps them defend their lives, protect their lands and determine their own futures. We hope you will not only purchase our rare and unique products, but also support our message and help to work for the survival, freedom and self determination of those who first orginated and developed our products - tribal peoples.
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All pictures depicted on our website are used with the express permission of the copyright holders.
Credits And Special Thanks
Historic images of indigenous peoples supplied by Bridgeman Art Gallery and Alamy Ltd.,
Photography of historic Aboriginal artifact throwsticks on red background, courtesy the Gary Broadbent Collection.
All other photography original to Throwsticks.com
With special thanks to:
Gary Broadbent: You are The Godfather Of The Kylie. You both started me on this journey and your generosity, guidance and support has made my dream come true.
David Erath Jr.: Master of your own craft. Your encouragement, feedback and support have made Throwsticks.com a reality.
Lori Scott: Without your persevering, self sacrificial labor of love, Throwsticks.com could never have been launched. You said, "Let's do it." Well we did it! Great job!
Modification and Discontinuation
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Prices for our products are subject to change without notice.
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Questions about our Terms & Conditions should be sent to us: Contact Throwsticks.com