The Kanakadea has been developed to fill a market gap and the need for an easy to use atlatl. No fingers are required to control the dart in this new style of atlatl was inspired by the atlatl made by Ray Strieschek and Terry Keefer. They both okayed the use of this design element When asked if I could use it. It was further inspired by the handle of the lumber scale that I use to measure the amount of wood I'm purchasing. These two design elements combined with the finest hardwood lumber and typical high quality Thunderbird craftsmanship to produce a fine target atlatl. This atlatl is excellent for young people and those who want to show young people how to use an atlatl for the first time.