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Fun in the Sun, So what is your hidden tallent?
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post Nov 27 2011, 10:36 AM
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A lot of us have a hidden talent. Well here is another one that one of my brothers have. He builds Boomerangs from Black Walnut and they perform very nice. Him and his family came over for Thanksgiving and while we were waiting for the "Turkey Button" to pop out, we went to a local field and tried our hand at throwing some. The bigger one is about 18 inches around and it is very accurate. You just about can't go wrong with this one. I quickly learned the best way to throw it was to grasp it like a hatchet and give it a hard toss. You would think it should be launched like a Frisbee but the overhand technique works much better. It quickly flattens out and then starts a wide circle making about a 30 yard span. He showed me different tricks with it and I wish I had made a video. Often you could throw it very hard and it would come right back to you. Now catching it was a different skill set altogether. If you tried to catch it with one hand it would "Snock the Knot" right out of you. It was something I had not done since my childhood days. I have hunted Grouse with a dog leg stick but I haven't had much success at it. I always resort back to my trusty wrist rocket. Maybe sometime we will make a video out hunting Grouse with a dog leg stick and boomerangs.

Have a good one, Woody.


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post Nov 28 2011, 11:53 AM
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Beautiful pieces of wood work Woody, those boomerangs are very cool! I would always have the fear about catching them. Usually I wasn't so sucessful about it. It would as you say "Snock the Knot" right out of me. wacko.gif


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QUOTE (Mrs.CP @ Nov 28 2011, 11:53 AM) *
I would always have the fear about catching them.


Same here... ever since that Road Warrior movie. ohmy.gif
Woody, you'll have to bring one out to the claims next year. I would love to try and knock down a Grouse there next fall with one. signs021.gif
(emphasis on the word "try") blush.gif


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post Nov 29 2011, 09:43 AM
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Sounds good Chris,

I am also in the process of making several different types of throwing blades. We will have to get ourselves a little competition going up there.
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haha... count me IN
tomahawk, boomerang, and... we just need one more event for the miner's triathlon. cheers.gif


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I know I have a throwing knife or two lying around somewhere.


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Reviving this for the "Miner's Triathlon". Spear, anyone?


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