Welcome to Boomtown!

aLAcrity Boomerangs is a group of boomerang enthusiasts from Los Angeles. At the moment, it is comprised of three people: Manny (a.k.a. v12aero), phnxhawk and Charles (a.k.a. hey_kuya).

Manny and I (phnxhawk) started this blog to share our interest in boomerangs--throwing and tuning, making our own rangs, as well as unraveling the science behind them. As we continue our journey into the world of boomerangs, we hope to make new friends and to expand our horizons. In this blog, we will post such things as videos from our regular throwing sessions, musings and lessons learned from throwing, and thoughts on making our own rangs.

Manny and I started throwing boomerangs since Spring 2009. It has been a long road as we developed a semblance of technique for throwing 'rangs. Nevertheless, after many a bruised hand or windy day, our fascination with these returning throwing sticks remains undimmed. We most certainly have more to learn about boomerangs, but we'll keep at it as long as we continue to have many happy returns.


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Trick Catch Part 1

by Manny Olivares

Hello all,

Recently we have been practicing the myriad of trick catches that must be completed at official boomerang competitions in the trick catch category. The trick catch portion of boomerang competitions actually consists of two events. The first event consists of completing 10 different catches with only one boomerang. The second portion involves doubling (throwing two boomerangs at the same time) and completing two different catches with the boomerangs.

This first post only has six out of the ten catches in the first event. We will be bringing you the rest of the catches on video within the coming weeks I hope. I, myself, have managed to successfully complete all the 10 catches required in the single boomerang category. However, I have not practiced the trick catches in the doubling portion so that will take a lot more practice.

Here are the catches presented in this first video:

  • Right-Hand Catch
  • Left-Hand Catch
  • Eagle Catch - A catch made from above the boomerang using only one hand
  • Behind the Back Catch (Two-Handed)
  • Tunnel Catch - Both of your feet on the ground and one hand passing between your legs to catch the boomerang
  • Foot Catch


Thanks for watching!