If you can throw a ball, you can learn to throw a boomerang too! Boomerangs are thrown with the same basic overhand throw used in most other sports. With a little practice (and these instructions) you will be throwing and catching your boomerang in no time.
Successfully throwing a boomerang is a learned skill, like hitting a golf ball or throwing a disc. It should take a few throws and maybe even a few throwing sessions before you are able to have your boomerang consistently return to you.
- Get any boomerang.
- Find a large, open area.
- Watch out for wind.
- Start with the proper grip. The two main grips are the cradle grip and the pinch grip.
- Keep the layover angle (or angle of release) slightly less than perpendicular to the horizon.
- Throw the boomerang horizontally, or up to 20 degrees above the horizon.
- Catch the boomerang.