LATEST BOOMERANG ARTICLES
How did you got involved in boomerang throwing? I grew up in a flying family. My father owned 1/20 of a J3 Piper cub and I flew every weekend from about age 2 1/2. I started making gliders about age 4 and by age 12 I was quite good at it. Many were my own design out...read more
2018 has been a great season for me, especially, because I´ve improved the long distance Spanish record twice. First in the Long distance boomerang tournament in Bordeaux-Cabanac, with a score of 143m, and then, improving it again at the World Boomerang Championships...read more
Why use a carbon fiber boomerang? The answer is not simple, since there are many reasons. In competitions you can find many competitors that use carbon boomerangs and others do not, specially for MTA and Long Distance. I will try to explain what carbon fiber is, and...read more
Manuel Schütz has been rising the bar in the boomerang sport for so many years: his Long Ditance records during the 90´s and then his individual World Champion Title in Australia 2000.read more
Throwing an MTA boomerang is a joyful experience. The nature of its flight, the hovering, the running, the catch. All these things make throwing a MTA boomerangs so special. Last weekend I met my team mates in Switzerland for a training camp, as a process for warming...read more
The following article has been written by Manuel Schütz after the Autorotation discussion on twobladers came up. The ideas and concepts explained are revealing, but the open questions as well. The full article is available for downloading in the button at the end of...read more
Bernoulli and Isaac Newton Can we merge this two approaches for explaining lift? It is true that air, when surrounding an airfoil travels faster on one side than on the other, the pressure of air in the area where it moves faster is smaller than in the area where it...read more
1. How did you get involved with boomerangs? The first time I saw a boomerang in flight was in Panama when I was 7 years old. Older boys had a cross stick that flew really well, but they would not let me throw it. When I was 9 years old (1959), my mother bought me a...read more
The concept behind the Braket MTA or better < Bra | Ket > MTA. I won MTA at my very first boomerang tournament and got hooked by it. Right after I came home from Viareggio 2001, I started making my own. After some attempts using birch plywood, I started using some...read more
First part of an introductory analysis of forces and effects on hovering MTA boomerangs. Thickness, lift, angle of attack, stall.
Article by: A. Palacio, M. Schütz, A. Sgattoni.