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« on: October 01, 2010, 02:44 PM »

I have 11 boomerangs garnered over the years, or rather 10 boomerangs and 1 stick that looks like a boomerang but fly's straight.  10 are right handed and the other is left handed as indicated by the word 'LEFTY' in the middle. . I always thought that right handed people threw right handed boomerangs, etc.  The advertising that came with this one indicates that 'both types can be used for either right or left arm throwing'.

True or not? 

This boomerang was made by Queensland Aboriginal Creations, Brisbane. Distributed by Left Handed Products of Sydney. 
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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2010, 05:38 PM »

It sort of depends. 

Some 'rangs are symmetrical and, with a little twisting, can used RH or LH throwing. 

A standard RH 'rang could be thrown LH, but it's tricky.  The rang needs to be tilted to the right of vertical, and so for a southpaw to throw, he'd have to either lean his head way over, or else throw the 'rang in a big overhead arc before release.  Not the most intuitive way to throw, but it would work.

BTW, if you ever think about selling, I might be interested.

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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2010, 05:49 PM »

I always though that right handed meant that the 'rang turned to the right.....

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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2010, 08:07 PM »

Boomerangs can be built to fly both directions, twin airfoils are the answer.  Interesting directions, give them a look.
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