Making and Throwing a Boomerang

Throwing a boomerang and watching its flight can inspire the poetry of wonder. Making one yourself requires more persistence than poetry, but is worth the effort.



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A snap of the wrist sends the boomerang spinning at a high rate of speed.  
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The proper grip and arm position for throwing a boomerang  
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An "omega," a hunting boomerang, and a traditionally-shaped Australian flyer. 
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The different grain patterns on this homemade boomerang show where wood should be sanded away in order to shape the airfoil for graceful flight. This particular model measures 12 inches from tip to tip, and is made of strong, 3/8"" aircraft-grade plywood
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