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Pooh-Bah
Location: Southampton
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2004
Total posts: 1626
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.
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Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
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.


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Pooh-Bah
Location: Southampton
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2004
Total posts: 1626
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)


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Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
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.


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Pooh-Bah
Location: Southampton
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2004
Total posts: 1626
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.


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Mint Sauce
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Location: Lancs England
Member Since: 7th Sep 2003
Total posts: 1453
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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Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
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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


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Pooh-Bah
Location: Southampton
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2004
Total posts: 1626
Posted:Mwah-ha-ha! I have finally defeated the system! tongue



I've won. I've won HoP.


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Pooh-Bah
Location: Southampton
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2004
Total posts: 1626
Posted:Actually.. is this the first ever HoP Googlewhack? ubblol

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Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
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.


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Playing OldSchool Poi
Location: amsterdam
Member Since: 22nd Aug 2003
Total posts: 593
Posted:give the man a cigar!!!!!

meditate eRic.

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

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old hand
Location: Chester, UK
Member Since: 1st Mar 2003
Total posts: 725
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.

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire
Member Since: 27th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3136
Posted:This should be moved again to other toys smile

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Pooh-Bah
Location: Southampton
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2004
Total posts: 1626
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

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Sym
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Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk
Member Since: 28th Sep 2004
Total posts: 1858
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


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Pooh-Bah
Location: Southampton
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2004
Total posts: 1626
Posted:Wise words, grand master Sym.. *bows*

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


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Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk
Member Since: 28th Sep 2004
Total posts: 1858
Posted:Thank you...this might be more help though...

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


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Pooh-Bah
Location: Southampton
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2004
Total posts: 1626
Posted:biggrin Lovely stuff

What a wonderful miracle if only we could look through each other's eyes for an instant.
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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire
Member Since: 27th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3136
Posted:i'm sure the part about stew wasn;t in the childrens song tape i had as a child

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Sym
Sym

Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk
Member Since: 28th Sep 2004
Total posts: 1858
Posted:Really?

It's on the vinyl copy I have.


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The GF of HoP
Location: Somerset, England
Member Since: 17th Aug 2004
Total posts: 492
Posted:Snap, vinyl that is but its a bit warpet and scratched as i was a very silly child.

fire leads to creation

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onewheeldave
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Location: sheffield
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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!

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Mint Sauce
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Location: Lancs England
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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)

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Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
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


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Mr_Jedly
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Location: Perth, West Australia
Member Since: 29th Jan 2004
Total posts: 195
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


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We grow old because we stop playing.

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