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Zeke
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« on: January 10, 2012, 02:22 PM »

I bought a 3 blade boomerang (Evil Wing) on Ebay which was shipped in from China.  The ad claims that it is made of 'Clover wood'.    The wood is light in color, grained like pine but seems more like a hard balsa..  Any idea as to what kind of wood that might be?
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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2012, 03:07 PM »

It's probably laminated birch or poplar. 

In the case of the ebay description, I think then translation leaves something to be desired.

The "clover" probably refers to the shape and not the material.



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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2012, 08:42 AM »

Hey Zeke,  How does it fly ? I am always watching eBay for deals on boomerangs, ( and kite stuff,) and have seen that one before.  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2012, 07:55 PM »

Anything listed by a chineese sell you have to interpret the descriptions.  Thats more than likely pine or maple.  What I wonder is how fast that going to break.  It looks very cheesily made  of 3 pieces glued together in the middle and then the hole cut out.   I can see that snapping on the first impact with the ground.
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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2012, 04:45 AM »

it is not a laminate so maybe birch. thanks
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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2012, 04:10 PM »

I am lefthanded and happened to have purchased the "Lefty" (laminant fiberglass or some other thermoplast plastic.) model many years ago from ITW. Nearly indestructable.  Still going strong.  Fun to throw, but very easy to overthrow.

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