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nearly_all_goneSILVER Member
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Location: Southampton, United Kingdom


Posted:
I'm going boomeranging for the first time on monday evening and I wondered if anyone could give me some pointers.. I seem to have only found conflicting stuff on the net.

Also, if anyone could tell me how to make my boomerang hardcore so it can take out other peoples in a kind of dogfight scenario, please let me know wink ubblol

What a wonderful miracle if only we could look through each other's eyes for an instant.
Thoreau


UCOFSILVER Member
..lonely.
15,416 posts
Location: South Wales


Posted:
Hold it like a gun.
Try throwing it forwards.
In front of you.

erm.. upwards a bit might be a good idea too.

Dunno.

I shouldnt have really posted this.

nearly_all_goneSILVER Member
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Location: Southampton, United Kingdom


Posted:
Well, good that you cared, John. Good that you cared. ubblol



Mods - sorry for posting in the wrong bit
EDITED_BY: nearly_all_gone (1109347809)

What a wonderful miracle if only we could look through each other's eyes for an instant.
Thoreau


UCOFSILVER Member
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15,416 posts
Location: South Wales


Posted:
Im also going to move this to the Help forum as it shouldnt be in social.

It has also been discussed many times before, coloured flames, sparkley poi, do a search, what music do you listen to whilst spinning?

umm

I really shouldnt be a Moderator with my current mindset/ state of mind.

nearly_all_goneSILVER Member
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Location: Southampton, United Kingdom


Posted:
Written by: Unattractive Cranky Old Freud


It has also been discussed many times before



Despite the madness of the rest of the post ( tongue ) has it? I did search "Boomerang" in the subject and got nothing.

What a wonderful miracle if only we could look through each other's eyes for an instant.
Thoreau


Mint SauceBRONZE Member
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1,453 posts
Location: Lancs England


Posted:
he right you know not many Boomerang's in hear

before i met those lot i thought they'd be a bunch of dreadlocked hippies that smoked, set things on fire ,and drank a lot of tea but then when i met them....oh wait (PyroWill)


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Posted:
He has got a point.

I searched as did Google, and this hasnt been discussed before,

Nearly... you should get a medal for this.
wink

nearly_all_goneSILVER Member
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Location: Southampton, United Kingdom


Posted:
Mwah-ha-ha! I have finally defeated the system! tongue



I've won. I've won HoP.

What a wonderful miracle if only we could look through each other's eyes for an instant.
Thoreau


nearly_all_goneSILVER Member
Pooh-Bah
1,626 posts
Location: Southampton, United Kingdom


Posted:
Actually.. is this the first ever HoP Googlewhack? ubblol

What a wonderful miracle if only we could look through each other's eyes for an instant.
Thoreau


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Location: South Wales


Posted:
for somethig so obvious... im really suprised.

But this inst a chat room.. so im going to find another thread to post in and let someone answer properly.

hug2 for the lot of you.

_pOp_BRONZE Member
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Location: amsterdam, Netherlands


Posted:
give the man a cigar!!!!!

meditate eRic.

I'm not normally a religious man, but if you're up there, save me, Superman!


Sir_Sheepold hand
725 posts
Location: Chester, UK


Posted:
Ah, Googlewhaking, brings back fond memories of seeing Dave Gorman live, excellent show and hilariously funny book.

About the boomerang, sorry no idea. Avoid it hitting you on the way back maybe?

Spoiling Christmas for small children since 2003.


flidBRONZE Member
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Location: Warwickshire, United Kingdom


Posted:
This should be moved again to other toys smile

nearly_all_goneSILVER Member
Pooh-Bah
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Location: Southampton, United Kingdom


Posted:
Dammit.. how wrong can I be? ubblol

What a wonderful miracle if only we could look through each other's eyes for an instant.
Thoreau


SymBRONZE Member
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1,858 posts
Location: Diss, Norfolk, United Kingdom


Posted:
(low chanting)
In the bad bad lands of Australia many years ago
The Aborigine tribes were meeting, having a big pow-wow
(chanting)
(low voice): We've got a lot of trouble, Chief, on account of your son Mac!
(midrange voice): My boy Mac, what's wrong with him?
(high-pitched voice, young prince): My boomerang won't come back!
(low voices): Your boomerang won't come back
(prince): My boomerang won't come back
My boomerang won't come back
I've waved the thing all over the place
Practiced till I was black in the face
I'm a big disgrace t' the Aborigine race
My boomerang won't back
I want a kangaroo (yeah yeah)
Make kangatoo stew (yea yeah)
But I'm a big disgrace t' the Aborigine race
My boomerang won't back

They banished him from the tribes' lair & sent him on his way
He had a hapless boomerang, so here he could not stay
(shrieks of animals)
(prince): This is nice, isn't it? Getting banished at my time in life. What a way to
spend an evening. Sittin' on a rock in the middle of the desert with me boomerang in me
hand. I should very likely get bushwhacked. (animal shriek) (prince): Get out of here,
nasty bushwhackin' animal! Think I'll make a nice cup of tea. (boing boing boing)
(prince): Good gracious! There goes a kangaroo! I must have practice with me boomerang.
Hey, right behind the left elbow, then slowly back... (kangaroo): If you throw that thing
at me, I'll jump right on your head! (laughs) (prince): Ain't it marvelous! In a land
full of kangaroos I might not get that one!

For 3 long months he sat there, or maybe it was 4
Then an old old man in a kangaroo skin came a-knockin' at his door
(old man): I'm the local with doctor, son. They call me Joe Joseph Black.
Now tell me, what's your trouble, boy?
(prince): My boomerang won't come back!
(old man): Your boomerang won't come back
(prince): My boomerang won't come back
My boomerang won't come back
I've waved the thing all over the place
Practiced till I was black in the face
I'm a big disgrace t' the Aborigine race
My boomerang won't back
(old man): Don't worry, boy, I know the trick & to you I'm gonna show it
If you want your boomerang to come back, well, first you've got to throw it!
(prince): Oh yes, never thought of that. Daddy will be pleased. Must have a girl...
(old man): Excuse me. Now then, slowly back...& throw! (sound of boomerang flying)

(old man): Oh my God! Avit the flying doctah! He-he-he-he!
(prince): Can you do farther eat?
(old man): Don't talk to me about first taste boy; you owe me 14 chickens for teaching
you to throw the boomerang; first things first. (prince): Yes, I know that, but I mean, I
think, on this occasion, you know ...& fade

There's too many home fires burning and not enough trees


nearly_all_goneSILVER Member
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Location: Southampton, United Kingdom


Posted:
Wise words, grand master Sym.. *bows*

I'll be straight back here on monday night, mind wink

What a wonderful miracle if only we could look through each other's eyes for an instant.
Thoreau


SymBRONZE Member
Geek-enviro-hippy priest
1,858 posts
Location: Diss, Norfolk, United Kingdom


Posted:
Thank you...this might be more help though...

https://www.gel-boomerang.com/instructions/index.html

There's too many home fires burning and not enough trees


nearly_all_goneSILVER Member
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Location: Southampton, United Kingdom


Posted:
biggrin Lovely stuff

What a wonderful miracle if only we could look through each other's eyes for an instant.
Thoreau


flidBRONZE Member
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3,136 posts
Location: Warwickshire, United Kingdom


Posted:
i'm sure the part about stew wasn;t in the childrens song tape i had as a child

SymBRONZE Member
Geek-enviro-hippy priest
1,858 posts
Location: Diss, Norfolk, United Kingdom


Posted:
Really?

It's on the vinyl copy I have.

There's too many home fires burning and not enough trees


IfritBRONZE Member
The GF of HoP
492 posts
Location: Somerset, England


Posted:
Snap, vinyl that is but its a bit warpet and scratched as i was a very silly child.

fire leads to creation


onewheeldaveGOLD Member
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Location: sheffield, United Kingdom


Posted:
Written by: nearly_all_gone



Also, if anyone could tell me how to make my boomerang hardcore so it can take out other peoples in a kind of dogfight scenario, please let me know wink ubblol




several high-powered lasers mounted on your boomerang, combined with it's spinning, will create a deadly field of destruction in the plane of its spin. Any other boomerangs in that plane will be sent plumetting to a fiery death.



You'll have to be careful catching it when it comes back though.

"You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it."

--MAJOR KORGO KORGAR,
"Last of The Lancers"
AFC 32


Educate your self in the Hazards of Fire Breathing STAY SAFE!


Mint SauceBRONZE Member
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1,453 posts
Location: Lancs England


Posted:
wow a non to serious answer to a question by Dave what is the world coming to. Next we will see cantus with fire eek eek

before i met those lot i thought they'd be a bunch of dreadlocked hippies that smoked, set things on fire ,and drank a lot of tea but then when i met them....oh wait (PyroWill)


UCOFSILVER Member
..lonely.
15,416 posts
Location: South Wales


Posted:
eek

smile

I beginning to like Dave more every day.

I knew it wouldnt be long before we cracked him and made him post a frivilous comment, and, dare I admit it, something that made me laugh. smile

Mr_JedlyGOLD Member
member
195 posts
Location: Perth, West Australia


Posted:
I was about to describe how to do it... but that website by Sym above says just about everything. :-)
just be careful catching! I've made a couple of wooden boomerangs before - in several different designs (2/3/4 'arms' or whatever they're called) and the larger, heavier ones can really hurt! also, way more often than not, they're going to hit the ground hard on landing, so don't make it too fragile!
The 'arms' are generally made following the same principles as an aircraft wing. flat bottom, curved top. just make sure you make it for the correct hand!

As for the dogfighting stuff?
practice until your good enough that you can hit birds with it.
It's what the Aborigines did, cause they got sick & tired of wandering through bush looking for their stick.
Hope it helps! biggrin

We don't stop playing because we grow old,
We grow old because we stop playing.


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