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.


Monday, April 13, 2015

Thank You & Boomerang Collection Update

I'd like to start off with a heartfelt "thank you" to everyone who has read through our blog and who has sent follow-up e-mails relating to that material, even though we have lately been unable to keep up with writing posts.  I was sometimes unsure as to the utility of some of the information we provide, but your e-mails and feedback have been quite reassuring in that regard.

We received a compliment recently from a reader who found our boomerang collection pictures helpful for making his own replicas.  He said he appreciated the inclusion of a ruler for visual reference of length, which he noted was especially handy for putting together his own replicas of Volker Behrens' booms.

I've picked up a few more boomerangs since my last update to my side of the Boomerang Collection and have added pictures of those to the photo catalog.  For those who are curious, my favorites from that lot are the Champ and Paragon (Adam Carroll) and Spin Racer (LMI Fox).  They're among my top recommendations for newer throwers, and it seemed overdue for me to have them in my personal collection.  In fact, I subsequently gifted the Champ to a new thrower I met recently and was unable to snap a picture of it for this update.  I'd also like to point out that I received as gifts two beautiful boomerangs from William Watts, whom I mentioned previously.

As an additional aid for readers, I've also started a photo album for Boomerang Silhouettes.  I started creating these for use in building my replica boomerangs that were highlighted in our earlier Carver's Corner series of posts.

Anyway, I hope you continue to find these resources useful for your journey through the world of boomerangs.  We'll continue to post new videos and other content as we are able, and as always, you are more than welcome to e-mail us to ask questions, compare notes or just to say hello.  Many happy returns to you!

Edit: I've also added a more obvious link to a GoogleDocs spreadsheet that tabulates weight data and selected comments as a supplement to the pictures in the photo albums.

"Putting my spin on boomerangs..."