boomerang to return to you takes practice and experience.
There is no exact or perfect way to throw each time since
conditions are always different for each area and even different
times through out the day. Throwing a boomerang is just like
learning any other new sport and it does take time and practice
to get it down right. The following diagrams and instructions
are based on a right handed throw. Left handed throwers should
always be to the left of the wind. When looking at the diagrams
imagine them inverted so that the wind and positioning is
completely opposite of what you see. When reading the instructions
you can still use the basic recommendation to move in or out
of the wind, just remember that moving into the wind for a
right handed thrower means turning to the left. Moving into
the wind for a left handed thrower means turning to your right.
Just remember to keep practicing and be patient and soon enough
you'll be able to get your boomerang to return to you every
time. With enough practice you'll be able to move on to boomerangs
that require more experience and even be able to pull off
some trick catches.
If your boomerang
lands behind you at the end of its flight it is likely because
you are not set at the proper angle to the wind or you are
not holding the boomerang with the proper amount of layover.
The first adjustment you should make is to turn more to your
right, away from the wind. Try throwing using the same layover
and grip, but with a slightly greater angle to the wind. If
this does not correct your flight problems, and the boomerang
is still landing behind you, try throwing with a little more
layover (the boomerang should be held less vertical prior
to throwing.) If neither adjustment helps the boomerang land
closer to you, try a combination of throwing more to the right
of the wind as well as using a little more layover.
If your boomerang lands in
front of you it is likely because you are positioned too far
out of the wind or you are not throwing hard enough. The easiest
and first adjustment you should make is to try throwing a
little harder. If you feel that you are already throwing very
hard or throwing harder does not help the boomerang get closer
to you, you should the try to reposition yourself in the wind.
Start turning slightly to your left and throwing a little
more into the wind with each throw. You may also need to try
a combination of throwing a little harder and more into the
wind, or try using a little less layover (hold the boomerang
Sometimes your boomerang
will look like it is going to make it back to you but ends
up flying over your head, hovering too high to catch. There
are a couple of adjustments you can make in this situation.
The first and easiest is to try throwing a little softer.
You may be throwing too hard and thus forcing the boomerang
to fly a little further. You can also try using a little less
layover and try holding the boomerang closer to vertical.
Another adjustment that some times works is to release the
boomerang at a slightly lower angle (closer to the horizon.)
Remember to try a combination of each of these adjustments
if one adjustment by itself does not make the boomerang hover
in at a more catch able level.
Another common throwing problem
is that the boomerang approaches too low and ends up hitting
the ground before it comes all the way back to you. The easiest
and most commonsense adjustment is to try throwing a little
bit harder. Usually adding a little more power behind your
throw will enable the boomerang to make it all the way back
to you. Sometimes however, adding more power is not enough
to get the boomerang to return all the way. You should then
try to use a little more layover in your throw (hold it slightly
less vertical). You can of course, also try a combination
of throwing a little harder and using a little more layover.
Remember the perfect throw takes practice and experience to
know how to adjust for specific conditions. Keep throwing
and you'll eventually get it down!