Boomerang Throwing Instructions

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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 and swooping flights.
  • Don’t throw too hard at first. Half powered throws are enough to return most models. As you gain experience you can add more power for longer range and duration of flights.

HOW TO HOLD IT

The curved or decorated side should be held towards you and the flat side away. The easiest way to grip the boomerang is to make a closed fist and insert the boomerang between the thumb and first finger. Make sure the boomerang is cocked back along your arm for maximum spin. The “elbow” can be pointing either forward or back as shown. see which grip suits you best.

how to hold your boomerang

HOW TO THROW

Throw with a normal over arm style facing 45 degrees to the right of the wind (to the left if you are left handed). Aim the boomerang at a point on or just above the

boomerang throw technique

ALLOWING FOR THE WIND

Throw to the right of the wind about 45 degrees (to the left if you are left handed) so that the breeze helps the boomerang come back. By throwing from the same spot and aiming for an object in the distance, you can adjust the throw angle to the wind.

allowing for the wind

LAUNCH TILT ANGLE

This is very important. The boomerang should be nearly vertical on release. Increasing the tilt angle makes it fly higher and land further back. Holding it more vertically makes it fly lower and land further forward.

NEVER THROW IT LAID OVER FLAT

When thrown correctly the boomerang will fly in a circle with the highest point of the flight at the furthest away from you, and then hover down slowly nearby.

boomerang launch tilt angle

CATCHING YOUR BOOMERANG

Catch it between you hands in a clapping motion as shown here as it hovers down near you. Aim for the central section of the boomerang and avoid contacting the fast moving wing tips.

catching a boomerang

CAUTION

Nevertry to catch a boomerang that is diving or moving fast. Catching should only be attempted when the boomerang is in a stable, slow moving hovering flight and after it is below shoulder height.

 

 

 

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