Boomerangs for children
The boomerangs shown on this page are perfect for children. Nevertheless, adults can throw these boomerangs with ease, too! What are the characteristics of a kid’s boomerang? Children from 4-years-old and onwards are able to throw boomerangs. It may seem surprising, but it’s true! As a matter of fact, there are boomerangs that are especially designed for very young children, like the Roomloop or harmless and ultra-light foam boomerangs.
These types of boomerangs do not require substantial physical strength, only precise mobility as well as ability to understand and learn the technical gesture/movement. From 7-8 years old, a child, with help from an adult in the beginning, will be able to throw a wooden or PP outdoor boomerang that is stiffer. Still, the boomerang’s design should be adapted to the child's physical capability and morphology. Thus, we are naturally inclined to favor a lightweight boomerang. Should I choose a wooden boomerang or a PP model?
Well, we advise you to choose the PP model because of its smooth and soft touch. Stiff foam models are also highly suitable for children. However, they offer low resistance to the wind and they are more subject to varying wind conditions. A wooden boomerang remains a beautiful thing. If you decide on a wooden model, we recommend one that is 0.3 mm thick. Should I choose a two-bladed or three-bladed boomerang?
Well, we advise you to start with a three-bladed model since they are much easier to catch! As a matter of fact, the rotating center of a two-bladed boomerang is located in the void making it more difficult to catch. Whereas the rotating center of a three-bladed boomerang is at the core of the boomerang, making it easier to catch. We encourage you to help young children learn the correct techniques. Do not urge a young beginner to catch his or her boomerang from the very first throws. Instead, tell him or her to observe its flight in order to fully understand how it spins. The next step is to try to catch it sideways using both hands in a clapping motion. Make sure the child is not afraid of catching the boomerang. A light wind is ideal to start with.