Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Question: Ever Thrown a Boomerang?

We had some cheap plastic ones as a kid, and man they were pretty disappointing. We had heard of them, seen them in fiction, and even in the Legend of Zelda video games. You'd think it'd come right back... and it's stuck in a tree. It's basically a badly shaped Frisbee to me.  

Ever thrown a boomerang for fun? 

18 comments:

  1. Oh yes, I live much closer to Australia before I move to the States, my uncle used to travel there and brought home these, they are fun!

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  2. When I was a kid, there was a guy at the park with one. I never could throw it right and neither could he funny enough.

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  3. I think these things coming back is a myth. I tried it and saw it fail big time. Of course i don't blame myself for how i threw it

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    1. Don't go telling an Australian Aboriginal that the throwing of a boomerang and it not coming back is a MYTH!
      You just may find yourself FLYING THROUGH THE SKY and coming back might just be detrimental to your well being!
      Colin

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  4. When I threw my plastic one it curved a little then hit the ground.

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  5. I always wanted one of these as a kid. I was always fascinated when the Coyote would throw one at the road runner.
    Lisa

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  6. I had a cheap one as a kid. Didn't work very well.

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  7. I'd love to throw a boomerang ... and have it come back to me

    All the best Jan

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  8. we tried on cheap ones as a kid, never worked, but the thought was fascinating!

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  9. I have tried it with NO luck at all....lol

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  10. Amusing!
    The authentic ones (Boomerangs are made by the aboriginals in Australia- not made in Chinese SWEAT SHOP FACTORIES!!!!!!! and certainly NOT PLASTIC).
    The aboriginal communities are presently and rightly so endeavouring to have the plastic Chinese imitations banned from sale here.
    They are made from a special type of wood and even bones.
    You can google for further information.

    I have tried throwing them - the authentic variety but like an Aussie
    song of lament - "MY BOOMERANG WON'T COME BACK".
    This song is quite amusing - a self depreciation song of boomerang frustration at throwing. Typical Aussie humour - ha ha.
    There are national competitions for boomerang throwing.
    Cheers
    Colin ( The failed boomerang thrower)

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  11. Yes, and it didn't come back to me.

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  12. We bought two rather expensive ones for our son-in-law and son, but they've never thrown them as far as I know. I think they were afraid to damage them. I think.

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  13. I meant to say we bought them in Australia from an Aboriginal artist.

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    1. Good for you Kay. I am sure the artist appreciated the sale.
      Maybe you should have got a didgeridoo also........ now that would have tested your musical talents ?????
      Cheers
      Colin

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  14. Many times have thrown a proper one and always they returned!
    We would all go into a big paddock and off we would go with them, always had to duck our heads in case they hit us - there is a knack in throwing to get them to return.

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  15. I think my brothers and I tried when we were kids but I don't remember the boomerang ever returning.

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