Competition

Competition boomerangs

 

Since the end of the 1970's, boomerang has become a proper sport.

It is no longer a simple solitary pastime, but a real sport with its rules and competitions.

 

Thanks to her associations' network, France is one of the best developed countries; boomerang now belongs to the French free flight federation (FFVL : fédération...

Competition boomerangs

 

Since the end of the 1970's, boomerang has become a proper sport.

It is no longer a simple solitary pastime, but a real sport with its rules and competitions.

 

Thanks to her associations' network, France is one of the best developed countries; boomerang now belongs to the French free flight federation (FFVL : fédération française de vol libre). Contests are frequently run throughout the country ; they bring the best national throwers together.

The European boomerang cup is run every other year, with the world cup in turn.

There are different types of competitions : Individual ones, by team, outdoors or indoors.

 

Boomerang Evolution was created by Sébastien Guiheux, who took part in many contests in France and abroad ; it was his duty to offer a range of boomerangs designed especially for competition.

All of these boomerangs are unique and have nothing to do with leisure boomerangs ; they are intended for a well-informed public. These boomerangs are traditionally handmade and are all tested.

These boomerangs are more expensive but more efficient than simple leisure boomerangs.

Some of these boomerangs need some time to be made, because they are produced on demand.

 

When refining your criteria, you will find that these boomerangs are classified by type of events. 

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Competition There are 10 products.

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  • 22,90 €
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    A speed wooden boomerang, this is Prana’s promise Developed by Mark Legg for Leggacy Boomerang,  Prana is a boomerang meant to be used by advanced users. A large colorful rigid triblader, with a range of about 22 meters. To throw very vertically without too much wind , very fast

    22,90 €
  • 24,90 €
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    A boomerang very fast. it's a Darnell boomerang, it is the same boomerang using by the world champion : Adam Rhuff.

    24,90 €
  • 26,90 €
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    Lotus is made of aircraft birch plywood with a thickness of 5mm and 10 plies around 23cm high and 30cm wide. Decorated with fun colors in blade tips,it also shows wood on the upper part giving an authentic look to the object. it requires suitable physical strength because it is quite heavy, but it resists to moderate winds. Range 45 meters

    26,90 €
  • 27,90 €

    Hummingbird is a rather heavy fiber glass boomerang with very narrow blades and a flashy decoration. A genuine competition boomerang. Designed by Mark Legg from Leggacy Boomerang , Hummingbird is part of his competition boomerangs range and is dedicated to the Aussie Round event .It must be thrown to a 50 meters distance and come back in an...

    27,90 €
  • 28,90 €
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    28,90 €
  • 28,90 €
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    Blue Heron is a competition boomerang for Aussie Round event. It is a real competition boomerang flying over 50 meters and you will need power to control it ; it’s a bit heavy but so effective when mastered.

    28,90 €
  • 29,90 €
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    Dahlia 60  is a real distance  boomerang As its name suggests, Dahlia 60 has a  noticeable range of about 60 meters This is a less sharp but wider throw. If you throw it well, your boomerang will go very far before gradually rising up and then get back to you. An exceptional path and a phenomenal sensation !

    29,90 €
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  • 39,90 €

    A four-blade carbon boomerangHighly perforated, it is a high-tech boomerang dedicated to insiders but will be particularly effective for speed in the wind. Be careful, you will need to throw vertical when there is wind. Quadricarbon is ultra rigid, it was heated for a final adjustment; its estimated range is 23/25 meters. See the following below

    39,90 €
  • 89,00 €

    MTA is in molded carbon very safe and really strong.Windsailor is a classical asymmetric MTA boomerang whose performance is well established, with this boomerang you can make a time from 30 seconds to 1 minute depending on weather conditions.

    89,00 €
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Subcategories

  • Distance / Aussie Round

    The Aussie Round event, also known as "general championship", is undoubtedly "the king of events".

    It is an event which combines distance with accuracy and catching.

    The rules are simple:

    Each thrower is allowed to throw his or her boomerang five times in order to accumulate themost points.

    Each throw is worth 20 points, which thus makes a maximum of 100 points in total.
    Now, picture a large field with a huge target marked as follows : The centre circle has a radius of 2 metres ; the next circles out have a radius of 4 metres, 6, 8, 10, 20, 30, 40 and, finally, 50 metres.

    After a warmup, each thrower stands in the centre circle to throw his or her boomerang.
    The other throwers act like spotters: They stand on the tangent of the circles with 30-40-and-50-metre radius in order to check distance and boomerang range ; a judge who stands in the centre circle checks accuracy and catching.

     

    Now, let's see how points are counted up:

     

    - Distance : A 30-metre throw is worth 2 points, a 40-metre throw is worth 4 points and a 50-metre throw is worth 6 points.

    - Accuracy : Landing in the centre circle is worth 10 points ; between 2 and 4 metres away from the centre circle : 8 points ; between 4 and 6 metres away from the centre circle : 6 points ; between 6 and 8 metres away from the centre circle : 4 points ; between 8 and 10 metres away from the centre circle : 2 points ; beyond 10 metres away from the centre circle : 0 point.

    - Catching : 4 points are awarded for a catch within the 20-metre-radius circle ; beyond that circle, throwers are awarded 2 points. If the thrower cannot catch his or her boomerang, he or she scores 0 point, unless the boomerang lands in the 10-metre-radius circle, distance and accuracy points are then counted up.

     

    Aussie Round is an all-round event which highlights good technical gestures, whatever the weather.

    The boomerangs that are designed for this particular event are mainly v-shaped.

    Most of these boomerangs are made of composite materials such as bakelite, fibreglass or carbon fibre. These boomerangs can be weighed to increase the range.

    Usually, each thrower has several boomerangs in his or her bag to use the one that suits wind strength best.

  • Fast catch / Endurance

    Extremely precise boomerangs spinning over 120 km / hour, skimming the ground, it is the speed event called "FAST CATCH"
    Imagine a large circle of 20 metre radius drawn on the ground, with in the center another  2metre circle :  the purpose of this incredible event is to provide a series of 5 throws /caughts  in a minimum time limit of 1 minute.
    The boomerang must have a minimum range of 20 metres and other throwers confirm this scope by standing in the tangent of the 20metre circle.

    Before the event, there is a group warm-up exercise , and when it’s his/her  turn , the thrower still  has 1 minute to make his/her final adjustments.
    As soon as the boomerang is thrown, the timer starts, the thrower is allowed to catch his/her boomerang outside the 2metre center circle but must return to the center to carry on his other shots.

    If the boomerang is not caught up the throw is not counted and the player must continue until  he/she tots up 5 caughts.
    The timer stops when the thrower catches the 5th boomerang but if it is outside the 2metre circle, the clock stops when the player will put one foot.
    However, sometimes the weather is windy and it is difficult tocarry on 5 shots, so 1 minute after the timer stops , the total throws which varies between 1 and 4 is made .
    Finally, if the pitcher throws his 5th launch before the end of the minute then his/her time will be recorded even beyond the minute.
    Each thrower has two tests to carry out a series of 5 shots as quickly as possible generally on two different circles.

    THEWORLD RECORDFORTHISEVENTIS14.03SECONDS!!
    The endurance test uses the same type of boomerangs as speed: fast and accurate boomerangs.
    The purpose of this test is to achievea maximum of throws within 5 minutes.
    This is by far the most physical test.
    It’s the same ground as for the speed test, ie a circle of 20metre radius with, in its center another   2metre radius circle

    Running of the event: from the first throw of the player, the timer runs for a total of 5 minutes.
    All throws/ catches of a minimum 20metre range are recorded.
    Obviously, the scores will be higher with good weather conditions.
    If the wind is strong, the thrower will opt for slower boomerangs to ensure a maximum of catches
    THEWORLD RECORDIS81SHOTS!!

    Boomerangs used :

    Generally the boomerangs used are designed by the throwers themselves, primarily polypropylene, they are cut from plates and then worked at the electric file, other boomerangs as the mythical Darnell are widely used for this test. Finally slightly modified industrial boomerangs can quite agree with the speed as Skyblader or Trionyx .

    Concerning the settings of these boomerangs, a total control of dihedral and anhedral effects is necessary to give the perfect path to your boomerang depending on your throw and especially   depending on the weather.

    Generally a speed boomerang will have a positive anhedral and a negative dihedral to skim the ground and perfectly reach the required range of 20 metres. The path is rather tense and the thrower must react very quickly to catch up and continue his/her throws as fast as possible. This is called transitions.

     

  • Trick Catch / Doubling

    TRICK CATCH/ DOUBLING BOOMERANGS

     

    It is the archetypal fun event and it is very impressive. This discipline requires a lot of training to get good scores.

    The purpose of the event is to make compulsory catches in a precise order. These catches are judged and marked on a total of 100 points or even more. Points are awarded to each catch according to difficulty.

    To sum it up, there are 15 throws in 2 rounds, that is to say 10 throws with a single boomerang and then, 5 throws with 2 boomerangs thrown simultaneously, known as "doubling".

    If the thrower does not catch his/her boomerang correctly, he or she is not allowed to try again. He or she then scores zero for this catch and has to go on to the next throw. To be validated, the minimum range must be 20 metres long.

     

    Now, let's see how this very technical event works :

     

    First, with a single boomerang:

    - Right hand (2 points)

    - Both hands under the leg (3 points)

    - Both hands in the back (3 points)

    - Over the boomerang, known as "eagle catch" (4 points)

    - Between the legs with both feet on the ground (6 points)

    - Bouncing on one foot and catching with both hands (6 points)

    - One hand under the leg (7 points)

    - One hand in the back (7 points)

    - Between both feet, known as "foot catch" (10 points)

     

    Then, with 2 boomerangs (doubling):

    - Both hands under the leg (3 points) and both hands in the back (3 points)

    - Left hand (2 points) / between the legs with both feet on the ground (6 points)

    - Right hand (2 points) / Bouncing on one foot (6 points)

    - One hand under the leg (7 points) and one hand in the back (7 points)

    - Over the boomerang (4 points) / Catching with both feet (10 points)

     

    The doubling event is particularly technical because you must throw two boomerangs simultaneously and catch them successively in a compulsory way.

    To do so, throwers mainly use very thin 3-blade boomerangs, often made of phenolic resin (bakelite) or polypropylene. The first one requires a bigger hole and the other one has to go further and higher in order to ensure a minimum of space between both boomerangs.

    These boomerangs are designed by throwers themselves. They are strongly bent up and drilled, so as to go very high and then come back, hold steady and finally go down like a helicopter, or a chimney, for an easy catch.

    This type of path enables the thrower to get into position, anticipate the flight and perform compulsory catches. 

  • MTA

    As its name suggests, the MTA consists in holding the boomerang in the air for as long as possible by timing its flight: MTA means Maximum Time Aloft .

    This competition takes place on a very large area of 50meter radius, just like an Aussie round field, and each thrower has 5 throws to achieve the highest time considering that only the longest time is taken into account.

    Throwers are divided into equal groups and are positioned at the outer edge of the circle; each group is fitted with at least 3 timers.

    Each player throws alternately.
    The thrower is usually placed at the edge of the circle facing the wind. As soon as he throws, the timer starts, the player has the whole circle to catch his/her boomerang. He must catch it in the circle to validate the throw.

    The average time of an MTA is generally between 25 and 40 seconds.

    These boomerangs have a completely different path than other boomerangs and throwing them requires a minimum experience.

    The thrower must throw his/her MTA very high and vertically, the boomerang will quickly go very high and then stabilize before declining slowly.

    This is a very impressive event that requires maximum concentration and specific technical gesture. If it is hot and heavy, there can be thermals or hot air pumps. If your boomerang flies among these updrafts, it will stay much longer or even fly away in the sky
    MTA boomerangs

    The v-shaped: These are the most powerful, they are asymmetric boomerangs with a blade greater than the other and strongly dihedral tuned. They are generally used in very good weather conditions.

    The 3-blade boomerang: The currently most effective form is the "PALM", an original three-blade boomerang larger than the others which blades are strongly curved.  This type of MTA boomerang is used in bad weather conditions and help ensure a result.

    The materials used mustbe thinand rigid.

    Bakelite was widely used because it is very stiff but a bit brittle; now high level throwers design ultra light and ultra-resistant carbon made boomerangs, which are also known for keeping their settings.
    MTA flight is spectacular but requires a powerful and elaborated gesture.

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