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We are here to help you to always have your boomerangs come back!

The most important step is to make sure you have a genuine returning boomerang.

Unfortunately most boomerangs sold in Australian are non returning boomerangs and the most appropriate and safe place for these are to be displayed and never thrown. (Click Here to check if your boomerang might return). 

Boomerangs come in many different shapes and sizes and if you need help finding the best boomerang for you or a loved one we can help, we have manufacturers all over Australia who can offer the best advise for you.                                         

(Click Here to see Australian Boomerang Manufactures).

Okay, so you have a returning boomerangs..... Lets Throw!

Below are the basics of boomerang throwing, as there are many factors to consider before starting. Be sure to read the below and contact us if you still are having trouble getting your boomerang to return as other factors could be the reason why. 

 

SAFETY FIRST

  • 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. 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 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

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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.

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.

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.

 

CAUTION

Never try 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.

In the video below See Roger Perry and Grant Perry show you how to throw. Filmed in May 2017

Over the years many books have been written on how to throw and make boomerangs. Once you have mastered the art of getting your boomerang to come back, there are many more things you can do with boomerangs. Below are some classic books written and still very much very relative to the current environment of the sport. These books a just a few out there and can be found online from Amazon to eBay and other online secondhand bookstores or some companies can print on demand for you.

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Boomerang - How to Throw, catch and Make It. (USA)

By Benjamin Ruhe and Eric Darnell. First published in September 1985.

Benjamin Ruhe is the founding farther of boomeranging in the United States and was the editor of many happy returns, the newsletter of the United States Boomerang Association. Eric Darnell. the world-renowned designer of high-tech rangs, who was ranked number two among international competitors.

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The Ultimate Boomerang Book. (original German Title - Die Neue Bumerang Mappe) 

All about throwing, making and catching a boomerang and a lot more.

German Version - Michael Siems. English Version - Doug DuFresne. First published in 1996

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Performance Boomerangs. (USA)

Your guide to carving and tuning 

German Version - Michael Siems. English Version - Doug DuFresne. First published in 1996

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Making and Throwing Them

By Herb Smith

Herb Smith was one of England's greatest boomerang makers and throwers. Herb started making Birch plywood hooks and traditional boomerangs in the 1960s. He was one of the first suppliers of boomerangs to the Boomerang Man in the early 1970s.  Herb was an early Long Distance World Record holder with a carefully documented throw of 98 metres on 17 June 1972 using a large weighted traditional model called the "Gem". In the 1980s, Herb introduced the world to Paxolin material, a dense and hard composite material that significantly extended the range of his plywood models. Herb continued to make plywood models as Sports boomerangs, even after the introduction of the Paxolin models.