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Nov 12th, 2019 at 10:40pm
 
Hey! Super excited to meet some seasoned slingers. Just got into it. I love trad. Archery. I went from attempting to make wood arrows right into making strip laminated boomerangs. Work at a guitar factory, so I get some nice maple and mahogany wood. Iíll be making boomerangs till I die! Love making them, and throwing them. I wanted to try something new so I considered the bolas but the sling caught my eye. I made two balearic slings and bought a few. I just finished making a marudai stand and am looking forward to making an andean style sling. Has anyone tried using dacron for making slings?
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Reply #1 - Nov 13th, 2019 at 3:40am
 
Welcome from northern maine.  Plese show some pics of the boomerangs.  Yes.  There are a few people who use dacron.
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Reply #2 - Nov 13th, 2019 at 3:59am
 
Welcome from The Philippines!
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Reply #3 - Nov 13th, 2019 at 6:04am
 
Here are some booms Iíve made. Iím working on a five blader right now.
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Reply #4 - Nov 13th, 2019 at 6:07am
 
Heres 5 blader wip.
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Reply #5 - Nov 13th, 2019 at 6:09am
 
Here is an Al Gerhard style hook. Just put some brass weight in the blades.
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Reply #6 - Nov 13th, 2019 at 10:08am
 
Welcome from Pennsylvania!

Definitely some fancy looking boomerangs you're making there!† I tried once but it came out really bad, so I haven't done another one.† Do you have any videos of your boomerang throwing?
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Reply #7 - Nov 13th, 2019 at 1:04pm
 
Welcome from Finland! Those look beautiful. Amazing workmanship!
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Reply #8 - Nov 13th, 2019 at 5:33pm
 
Heya! Thanks for the warm welcome and the compliments on my booms! Much appreciated. I canít express how much fun it is to make them and then watch them fly and come back. Unbelievable satisfaction. However much trial and error and tuning. Also a bit of technique in the throw. Here are some vids. https://youtu.be/TWCQ3cYCEmU
https://youtu.be/yCrpnZTZOQs
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Reply #9 - Nov 14th, 2019 at 1:31am
 
those are nice "booms" how long have you been making them? howdy from (north) texas.
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Reply #10 - Nov 14th, 2019 at 3:56am
 
Those aew awesome.  Great job
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Reply #11 - Nov 14th, 2019 at 6:11am
 
Thanks for the encouragement. I started making molds for the booms around July of this year. So I guess august was my 1st batch of strip laminated boomerangs. I made my first boomerang out of plywood about 25 years ago. It flew well. I broke the wing off by accident. Duct taped it back together and it still flew well. Ha!Ha!Ha!
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Reply #12 - Nov 14th, 2019 at 12:49pm
 
Beautiful work!
Oh, and howdy from South Texas! I used to spend a lot of time over in the Gaithersburg area, but havenít been there in several years.

Are you interested in doing any trading for a boomerang?  Iíve been looking for one with a fairly aggressive lift to throw in my smallish yard. Most boomerangs get caught in the trees before coming back, so I have been searching for something that can make a nice short loop.
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Reply #13 - Nov 14th, 2019 at 4:51pm
 
Welcome from Texas! Beautiful work!
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Reply #14 - Nov 14th, 2019 at 7:47pm
 
NooneOfConsequence wrote on Nov 14th, 2019 at 12:49pm:
Beautiful work!
Oh, and howdy from South Texas! I used to spend a lot of time over in the Gaithersburg area, but havenít been there in several years.

Are you interested in doing any trading for a boomerang?† Iíve been looking for one with a fairly aggressive lift to throw in my smallish yard. Most boomerangs get caught in the trees before coming back, so I have been searching for something that can make a nice short loop.



Thank you. Yeah, I would consider a trade. I think that a traditional elbo or hook boomerang would have to be relatively small to make a small loop. A multiblader has a lot of lift so it would also be an option. How big is your yard? What do you have to trade?
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