What could be more beautiful than a v-shaped boomerang flying into the sunset? The v-shaped boomerang represents the original Australian boomerang. The banana-shaped Australian boomerang has evolved considerably to become an ultra-effective item. A v-shaped boomerang is made of 2 blades, often called "branches" by beginners.
The 2 blades are actually tuned like an airplane’s wing. Each blade is tuned with a leading edge and a trailing edge. It is mostly the gyroscopic effect that allows the boomerang to return. In the past, Australian inspired v-shaped boomerangs had a wide, open angle and flew in the air slowly. This kind of boomerang is very pleasant to watch, but its effectiveness is limited for it is very sensitive to wind and hard to catch.
The peculiarity of a v-shaped boomerang is its central point of rotation in the air, meaning that when flying, it spins on itself and its central point of rotation is situated where there is no material. Consequently, the more open the elbow of a v-shaped boomerang is, the harder it will be to catch. The ever-attractive, original Australian style of boomerang still exists. However, new shapes have appeared which are much more effective due to their narrower angle. As a result, they are easier to catch and more wind-resistant. V-shaped boomerangs made of wood or composite materials have made it possible for this category to evolve. That being said, a v-shaped boomerang remains much more pleasant to watch fly than a three-blade boomerang.
During a championship, such as in the Aussie Round, the majority of competitors use v-shaped boomerangs.