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ACCUFLIGHT: Modern Roman Battle Dart!

July, 2000

In July 2000, I received this pointer to a company called ACCUFLIGHT and their new throwing toy somewhat reminiscent of the old Roman Battle Dart. Not exactly a sort of throwing weapon I really wanted to have, but at least one member of the thrower mailing list gave it a try. He also encountered some problems and wrote us about them. Those emails are included below for your information and to help you make informed decisions about the products you find on these pages!

Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2000 22:17:56 -0600
From: Ed Nelson (
To: "" (
Subject: [thrower] [Fwd: Dissapointed!]

I ordered two of the Easy Stick Pro Knives, that someone on the list came across , made by Accuflight. This is an e-mail I sent them. And from that dedicated to customer service Company , 24 hours later, has not yet responded.
Ed Nelson wrote:

> Well, received the two easy stick pros I ordered, today. read the
> instruction, took them down to our throwing target, which is a log round
> backed by plywood. Threw them like a dart and within 10 minutes One
> shaft was broken , the other the tail fell out. I will give the blade
> and blade holder an A+ but the shaft and tail I will give a resounding
> F- . I will recommend to the members on the throwers list group not to
> purchase unless changes are made to easy stick pro, that makes it a
> worthy throwing tool to purchase, namely changes to the shaft and tail.
> I feel that the value of the item is far below the retail charged for
> it. A composition metal shaft would have been a much better choice as
> the plastic used is far to brittle to be used on a throwing device and a
> glue a much better choice then a staple for attaching the tail section
> into the shaft. So in summary one part is so good (blade & blade holder)
> and the rest is so bad ( shaft & tail ). It is a crying shame because it
> was a cool throwing device, until the flaws showed up . Ed Nelson

A few days later, we received this second note from Ed...

Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2000 10:46:09 -0600
From: Ed Nelson (
To: "" (
Subject: [thrower] [Fwd: Dissapointed!]

I finally heard back from accufflite after a scathing 3rd e-mail to them, in another e-mail they claimed to have answered but that evidently I did not recieve the e-mail, that is possible, there is I know, an e-mail hell out there that sometimes eats e-mail alive! So hopefully they will get the shaft problems fixed, I took all the good parts and made one good dart. glued the tail section in with silicone. And have had some fun with it without it breaking. I look forward to the new redesigned shafts. If some one else has had problems I would suggest contacting accufflite as many times as it takes and get some satisfaction !

Clyde wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Clyde (
> To: (
> Sent: Saturday, July 15, 2000 10:07 AM
> Subject: Re: Dissapointed!
> Dear Mr. Nelson
> We deeply apologies for the shaft breakage. We have tested this product
> thousands of times. None have ever broken for me personally. We did have
> one other complaint. We attribute this to a manufacturing flaw.
> We are indeed redesigning the shaft. We are attempting to have this done
> in a one piece injection molding process, in a nylon type of plastic.
> The shaft and bristles are the most costly part of the knife.
> We have had customers tell us the knife works great, that they have
> thrown them through car doors and into rocks.
> We feel that word of mouth will be our best advertising and will do
> everything possible to prevent this from happening.
> We will send you three new shafts by next week and when we have new
> designed shafts in we will send you two at no cost to you.
> Thank you for your imput. Please let us know how your new shafts
> perform.
> Contact us anytime.
> Thank you
> Clyde Hoch
> Pres.

So there you have it folks! Throwers accomplish things always in an effort to bring you the latest and greatest of throwing implements!

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