By BOOMerang - 24/09/2009 21:39 - United States
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The point was that it came back if it missed the animal. So you could throw it again, and try to hit the animal again. Regardless, OP should have at least seen it coming. Boomerangs don't make sharp turns, so even if you're not expecting it to come back, you can see it's going to.
There are two boomerangs, the straight stick and the curved one. The curved one is designed to return to its user - obviously not after having hit a target. But, I must say, kudos on actually working a boomerang the first time! Sure, I can get boomerangs to return, halfway or more, but a full cycle to then hit you hard enough and accurately enough on your nose... wow. I've only seen a few aboriginals do that.
Boomerang 101 for newbs: Ive used several boomerangs as a kid and have actually made one, neither are too dificult. Ive even gotten the rang to spin past me. So this is what I do. 1. Hold one end and point the other into the wind in a field. 2. Jerk your wrist whilst throwing it baseball style in the air not at the ground. Ive had noobs break several like that. 3. It will fly in the air vertically, flip horizontally, and begin its return. 4. Sidestep to catch it, it will normally return near you. 5. Catch it, but pull your hand back to lessen the sting. Congrats, you have mastered Boomerang 101 :P.
I'm sorry, but this is bullshit. I own a boomerang, and I couldn't make it come back and precisely hit me in the nose if I tried 20 times. Considering it was your first time, you don't have the technique down. And considering you should be able to see the flight pattern of the boomerang, you would have been able to react. This FML has fake written all over it
Yeah, I agree 36. I never really thought they came back to you either untill I saw like a pro do it. Then when I tried it myself, the best I could do was get it to come back a few yards, never all the way. Maybe the OP's just got some great beginers luck but I still have a hard time believing its strong enough to get the boomerang all the way back to you..
IA. I live in Australia, and at the beginning of this year I tried it out at the Brisbane Catholic Education Aboriginal Workshop, and after many, many tries it never came back. No one that was there that day had it come back to them, except for the kids that lived there with their parents, who ran the workshop.
I agree with your fake. Making a boomerang actually come back at you requires knowing how to throw one properly. My father had one when I was a kid and he was able to throw it, but I was never able to replicated how it's done (and I used to be on the ultimate Frisbee team in my high school).
I have to agree as well. The odds of someone throwing a boomerang for the first time and it actually returning (and having enough force to break a nose) is slim to none. Though if it does happen to be real, I'm assuming - after a quick look for how to throw a boomerang - the OP threw it like a frisbee, which can apparently cause the boomerang to veer up and come back down toward the thrower. In which case, the OP is an idiot for not looking up how to throw what was originally designed as a weapon.
Why does at least one person on every story have to call fake? Who cares? Just read the story, laugh, and get on with your life. If you think everything on here is fake, stop visiting this website cuz no one wants to hear you complain. As for the OP, my advice is to ice your nose regularly to try and prevent a permanent bump.