Although its accentuation may be strange in some countries, the correct writing and adaptation of the English term boomerang to our language is boomerang. This concept, whose most distant origin is found in the Australian aboriginal languages, is used to name a type of weapon with a curved shape that, when thrown with precision, returns to the hands of the person who threw it.
Boomerang, or boomerang as is often the rule in many regions, get your amazing feature back to its origin thanks to its design and the way to launch. Typically, the boomerang is less than half a meter long, has a slight curve in the middle, and is made of aluminum, wood, or plastic.
Usually the boomerang is thrown with the intention of shocking the victim and leaving him stunned. This weapon used to be used in hunting tasks or even in the middle of battles.
In addition to all the above, we could point out other important hallmarks of the boomerang. Among them, the following stand out:
• It does not usually exceed 50 centimeters in length.
• Their edges can be sharp, they can be curved and they can even be shaped like a blade.
• It must offer a perfect combination of resistance and lightness
Beyond the aforementioned, the concept of boomerang usually also includes some curved sticks that, when thrown, do not return to the place of origin. There are also boomerangs of very varied shapes: the most traditional ones resemble a V, although it is possible to find boomerangs with many blades (as if they were stars), with the appearance of W and others.
Currently, in addition to in remote places where the tradition of using it for hunting purposes is still being used, an important sporting role is being given to the boomerang. Hence, there are acrobatic competitions, others where the precision in the return of that one is valued, the speed it presents, the distance it is able to travel or the time it takes to return.
How to throw a boomerang
First, the boomerang should be grasped so that its flat face is on the outside. Regardless of the number of fingers with which you want to hold (one of the most normal positions is similar to that used to hold a firearm, leaving the index and major fingers on one side and the thumb on the other), the secret is in propelling it forward with the necessary force, taking advantage of the direction of the wind, and giving it the necessary rotation so that it returns.
It should be mentioned that the initial rotation is one of the basic requirements for a good launch, and also one of the most difficult things to achieve. With regard to the angle of the arm, the boomerang should be held with its convex part close to the shooter’s face, and with its upper end a few inches above his head.
For best results, pay particular attention to the wind, which should be gentle and steady if you are not very experienced. When their speed exceeds 10 km / h, only the most trained shooters are capable of consistently successful throws, and they often use boomerangs with special features to cope with the weather conditions.
The angle at which the boomerang is usually thrown with respect to the direction of the wind (which should blow towards the shooter) is between 45 and 90 degrees, clockwise for right-handers and left for left-handers. The stronger the wind, the higher the horizontal angle should be and the more vertical the shot becomes.
It is important to note that the launch of a boomerang should never be done with the weapon in a horizontal position. However, with respect to trajectory, the angle of fire can be as low as 10 degrees if specific boomerangs are used, such as the Frog. When a boomerang is thrown from a position similar to that of a frisbee, the consequences can be dire, both for the shooter and for the rest of the people present, since its trajectory is unpredictable and its final impact can be very strong.
It should not be overlooked that it is common to talk about the boomerang effect. This is a term used to make it clear that every cause has its effect and that every effect has a cause.
In that sense, it means that a certain action generates a result that ends up turning against the person who carried it out.
Many are the areas and sectors of our life that use this concept and among those would be, for example, the business. Hence, the coaching specialists who are in charge of “training” all kinds of professionals try to tell them with the aforementioned effect, among other things, that they should always bet on taking positive actions and always with a halo of optimism since that is the so that they later result in benefits with those same characteristics.