Eric Darnell and the TriFly Boomerang

Eric Darnell and the TriFly Boomerang

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...
My Long Distance Boomerang

My Long Distance Boomerang

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...
Carbon fiber boomerangs?

Carbon fiber boomerangs?

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...
Interview with Manuel Schütz

Interview with Manuel Schütz

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 were just the beggining of a legendary carreer. Manuel has been a reference for many...
MTA Paradise

MTA Paradise

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...
MTA Boomerangs: ¿Autorotation?

MTA Boomerangs: ¿Autorotation?

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...
The Bra | Ket MTA

The Bra | Ket MTA

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...
MTA boomerangs: how they hover?

MTA boomerangs: how they hover?

A closer look to a hovering MTA Boomerang Lift Let´s start with the basics: a boomerang wing, like an airplane wing, can generate lift as it moves through air, or, equivalently, as air streams around it. Lift depends on the pressure difference between the top and the...