Paxolin Boomerangs should be purchased and thrown at your own
risk. These boomerangs can go more than 200 yards under some conditions
and are VERY difficult to control. They require ideal throwing
conditions and Expert skill to use safely. They should always
be thrown with utmost Caution in mind. The material used for Paxolin
Boomerangs is thinner and heavier than plywood – the “normal”
boomerang material- and therefore will fly further and spin faster
than the normal plywood boomerang. These boomerangs can do serious
damage to people or other objects if not thrown with caution and
Paxolin Boomerangs should only be thrown in very mild to no wind
and require a very large open area with no people present to throw
in. A soccer or football field is no where near big enough for
these boomerangs. Paxolin boomerangs are more fragile than their
wooden counterparts and thus soft-ground is recommended to prevent
damaging or breaking your paxolin boomerang.
|Pre-Flight Equipment Check
|Since paxolin is much more pliable than wood, you should always
check your paxolin boomerang for any warping or other deformities
before each throwing session. To do a simple check, place your boomerang
on a flat, hard surface, decorated side facing up. The wings should
either be flat against the surface or slightly pointing upwards.
If either wing is pointed down, gently bend the wing up until it
is flat. This make take a few attempts to get the boomerang to hold
the modification. Be very gentle with your boomerang and do not
try to apply too much pressure as it will break if not handled properly.
|The Pinch grip is typically the most recommended grip to use when
throwing a paxolin boomerang. The boomerang is gently pinched between
the thumb and index finger. Generally, the more spin you can get
on the boomerang, the more stable the flight will be. In addition,
more spin adds more hover to the end of the flight, making the boomerang
easier and safer for catching.
|When throwing a paxolin boomerang, it is most important to ensure
you have a proper amount of layover (angle at which the boomerang
is held). Generally speaking for paxolin boomerangs you want to
hold the boomerang somewhere between 25° and 60°. For long
distance paxolin boomerangs such as the Challenger, Straight Shooter
or Marathon, you want to be closer to a 60° angle. You should
position your body and orientation somewhere between 50° and
75° to the right of the wind.(Left handed throwers would be
between 50° and 75° to the Left of the wind.) In general
when throwing long distance models you want to be closer to 50°
out of the wind. Remember with any boomerang, your exact positioning
and layover will be determined by your specific conditions.
|Be sure that you do not throw too hard during your initial throws.
Remember paxolin is relatively fragile and if thrown too hard with
improper form it can strike the ground at high impact and break.
Your first throw should be a light powered flick, similar to casting
with a fishing rod. Keep throwing at this power level until you
have properly adjusted to the correct amount of layover and positioning
to the wind. You will be able to tell when your boomerang does not
soar up into the air and lands relatively close to you. Only after
you have made the necessary adjustments should you throw with more
power and try to get more distance.