Although its accentuation may be strange in some countries, the correct writing and adaptation of the English term Boomerang to our tongue it is boomerang. This concept, whose most distant origin is in the Australian aboriginal languages, is used to name a type of weapon curved in shape that, when accurately cast, back to hands of the person who threw it.
A boomerang, or boomerang as is often pronounced in many regions, it achieves its surprising characteristic of returning to its origin thanks to its design Yet the launch way. Typically, the boomerang measures less than half a meter, has a slight curve in its middle and is made with aluminum, wood or plastic.
Usually the boomerang is thrown with the intention of shake up the victim and leave her 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 tends to also encompass some curved sticks that, when released, 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 to propel it forward with the necessary force, taking advantage of the direction of the wind, and give it the rotation necessary for me to return.
It is worth mentioning that the initial rotation is one of the basic requirements for a good launching, and also one of the hardest 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, particular attention should be paid to the wind, which should be smooth and steady if you don’t have a lot of experience. 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 typically thrown with respect to the address 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 it 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 certain 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 terrible, 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 either 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 an aura of optimism since that is the so that they later result in benefits with those same characteristics.