Frequently asked questions
Q: What is the minimum age for this activity ?
a manufacturer and competitor, I recommend starting at 9/10 years old
to make sure the kids will understand the principal, will have the
manual dexterity and coordination to do it the right way. The children
boomerangs collection is a little bit lighter to give a chance to give
enought spin to make it fly better.
Q: What makes a left-handed boomerang different from a right-handed boomerang ?
each arm of the boomerang, the shape of the airfoil is reversed. In
flight, right-handed boomerangs circle to the left (counter clockwise).
Left-handed boomerangs circle to the right (clockwise). Since I don't
make anymore left-handed models, now with my new Ambidextrous
collection, you will be able to share the same boomerang either if you
are right or left-handed !
Q: Where can I throw boomerangs ?
grassy or sandy surface (avoid hard surfaces or concrete) that has a
size equivalent to a small football or baseball field, usually, (50 m x
50 m, 150 feet by 150 feet is enough. Throw in the middle of this area
with twice the area of the boomerang's range. Particularly when
learning, the flight path of a boomerang can be quite unpredictable.
Obviously, you need to avoid poles, trees and other obstacles on the
field. The longest distance of my only model , the waak, is about 45
meters (135 feet).
Q: Can the boomerang break ?
any material, nothing is unbreakable. Avoid twisting and bending and
(playgrounds, obstacles, etc.). If you are careful, the boomerang will
last in time. They can be thrown in water or snow to, this plywood float
Q: The boomerang is it hard to start ?
A: It is an object that requires only a slight tweak of the wrist to turn on itself. Strength
is not needed. So, like all games of skill, the first throws will be
uncertain. Naturally, when you start to feel the object and the wind,
and when you learn the positioning and the angles to respect, the throws
will be more precise. On average, in just 30 minutes, you will have
reasonable understood the fundamentals of this sport. There are no
secrets and, like any sport, practice is required if you want to
Q: Are boomerangs dangerous ?
Not if it is thrown and caught correctly. A boomerang is no more
dangerous than a baseball. When thrown correctly, the boomerang will
slowly float down to your waiting hands.
weighs about 34 grams, compared to a Frisbee that weights about 175
grams or a baseball that weighs 140 grams. It is therefore understood
that if we take into consideration the return speed, the Frisbee or the
ball could be more “dangerous” so to speak!
The use of common sense, as is the case for all sports, is a must. One thrower for each throw and each thrower in a single file, these are also our competition rules !