Frequently asked questions
Q: What is the minimum age for this activity ?
A: As 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 ?
A: On 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 ?
A: Any 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 ?
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 progress.
Q: Are boomerangs dangerous ?
A: 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.
The boomerang 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 !