Boomerang Information

Aboriginal Boomerangs, Hunting Sticks and Didgeridoos

Rangs Boomerangs are able to supply Decorative Hunting Boomerangs, Throwsticks, Didgeridoos and even collectible antique aboriginal artifacts. As the designs are constantly changing please contact Rangs for current availability and prices.
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Boomerang Throwing Instructions

SAFETY RULES Read carefully before throwing your boomerang: Never throw a boomerang at or to anyone. Allow plenty of room for throwing. A large oval or park is ideal. Never throw your boomerang in gusty or windy conditions, particularly while at the learner stage. A still mild day is ideal. Never catch your boomerang at eye level. Always wait until it is below shoulder height. Never throw your boomerang laid over flat like a Frisbee. Always have the boomerang nearly vertical on release to avoid dangerous diving ...
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Boomerang Throwing Tips

Some throwing errors come up again and again. Here are the classics, and some ways to avoid them: A boomerang is always thrown overhand like a baseball. Never, ever throw your boomerang side-arm. It will climb straight up in the air, then swoop back down and hit you, your friend, or the ground and break in half! Always throw overhand! Why does this poor throwing style happen? Primarily, it probably shows a lack of faith in the boomerang. Beginners throw too high because they are trying to guide the boomerang to its desti...
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Are You Left-Handed?

Are You Left-Handed Believe it or not it does make a difference. If you're left-handed you'll find it much easier to throw a "left-handed" boomerang which is designed and built to spin and circle in the opposite direction to a right-handed one. All our hand-built bomerangs come in both right and left-handed versions so be sure to select the correct "handedness" when ordering. All the same throwing instructions and tips on this site apply to both left and right-handed boomerangs except that for lefties the diagrams nee...
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How a Boomerang Works

This shows a typical boomerang flight and the forces and physical principles involved. Click on the numbers at the various stages of the boomerang flight to find out more. Boomerangs were the world's first heavier than air flying machines, used most famously by the Australian Aborigines, but also found in other ancient cultures in Egypt, stone age Europe and the Indian Sub Continent. No-one knows how they were first invented and even though they look simple, they use a very complex combination of physics and ae...
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Boomerang History

History and Anthropology of Boomerangs: Boomerangs are probably the first heavier-than-air flying machine ever invented by human beings. The oldest Australian Aboriginal boomerangs are ten thousand years old but older hunting sticks have been discovered in Europe, where they seem to have formed part of the stoneage arsenal of weapons. King Tutankhamun, the famous Pharao of ancient Egypt, who died 2,000 years ago, owned a collection of boomerangs of both the straight flying (hunting) and returning variety. No one knows...
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Troubleshooting Tips

Please note: These tips relate to right-handed boomerangs. Those throwing left-handed boomerangs will need to mentally reverse/mirror image these instructions. Correct Flight: Your boomerang should fly more or less like depicted at right. Some models fly higher with a nice a hover at the end. Lands to your left: Throw further to the right (relative to the wind). On calm days: throw with reduced layover. Flies high then crashes vertically: Use less outward tilt on launch. Never throw your boomera... Read More

Fun Facts About Boomerangs

Most boomerangs don’t come back and were never intended to do so. The returning variety are thought to have evolved as a special form, for recreational use and for scaring birds into hunters nets. It is believed that boomerangs are amongst the first flying objects invented by humans, which were heavier-than-air. Boomerang was first described in detail and recorded as a "boumarang" in 1822. The existence of the traditional boomerang is restricted to the Eastern and Southern Australia. It was unknown to Aboriginal p... Read More

Boomerang Games

After you have mastered getting your boomerang to return and have caught it occasionally try these games. Accuracy Put a marker on the ground, thow from next to it and try and get the boomerang to land as close as possible. For each throw, count the paces from the marker to where the boomerang lands. The person with the least total number of paces after five throws each is the winner. Aussie Round Same rules as Accuracy above, but 4 paces are removed from each thrower's total score for each time he/she catches the boomer... Read More

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