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, July 7, 2013

Still Alive

--by phnxhawk--

Just taking a few minutes to let everyone know we're still alive and throwing out here in Los Angeles.  Changing work situations have made it difficult for all of us to invest time in blogging during recent months.  (In fact, I am still hassling Manny about this one post he started writing last year....)  Anyway, I'm hopeful that things will return to something resembling normalcy in the back half of 2013.  (Not that I consider hope to be a strategy on its own!)

And now for something boomerang related....What have I been throwing lately?

Nothing too out of the ordinary, actually.  Rainier is still my go-to warm-up boomerang, and it doubles as my Ol' Reliable in closed-in parks.  Other than that, I have been rotating through all my boomerangs--regardless of whether I purchased or carved them--as wind conditions permit.

I also picked up from The Boomerang Man a couple of Spinracers in ABS and carbon.  I took them out for some maiden throws the other day, and they worked great out of the box.  I can get good flights using the ABS version with a light throw and decent spin, which I anticipate will make it a good demo 'rang for inquiring passers-by.  The carbon version needs a slightly harder throw, but not too much more.

"Putting my spin on boomerangs..."