Throw no more than 45 degrees from vertical. Too laid over (sidearm) and the
boomerang will climb too high and slide back towards the ground!! Proper layover
will create a lower, more controlled flight. Not enough layover, see page 17. Each
model requires a different degree of layover. A good rule of thumb is as the wind
increases, come up closer to vertical.
These guidelines apply to conventional “hobby” boomerangs. There are specially
designed competition boomerangs for “Long Distance”, “MTA” and “Trick Catch”
event throwing which involve different instructions. Please make sure to consult
your throwing guide for those specific boomerangs before using. You can obtain
more information and guidance about competition boomerang throwing by visiting
www.boomerangs.tv, www.boomerangs.org or www.boomerangs.com.
Release the boomerang at a slight upward angle ( in relation to
the horizon). A good rule of thumb is to aim at distant treetops.
Keep it off the ground, but don’t put it in the clouds!! Too low of
a release angle creates a high-climbing end of the flight. A touch
more release height will create a level, more consistent flight.