|Problem: Boomerang circles but lands in front
Solution: Throw more directly into the wind.
|TOO FAR AWAY FROM THE WIND|
|Problem: Boomerang circles but lands in back
Solution: Throw more away from the wind.
|TOO MUCH INTO THE WIND|
|Problem: Boomerang circles but returns short.
Solution: Throw harder, or use more spin.
|Problem: Boomerang flies high over your
head and past you.
Solution: Throw easier, or release the boomerang in a more vertical position.
|Problem: Boomerang climbs straight up and then dives
to the ground. This is THE most common problem.
Solution: Boomerang was released too horizontally (sidearm). It should be nearly vertical when released.
|TOO MUCH LAYOVER|
|Problem: Boomerang dips in flight, and may hit the ground.
Solution: Boomerang was thrown with too little layover. Throw with a little more layover.
|TOO LITTLE LAYOVER|
|Problem: After being thrown into the air, boomerang
fails to circle and crashes to the ground.
Solution: Boomerang was thrown too high. Throw boomerang lower. Aim at a point just above the horizon.
|Problem: Boomerang fails to climb into
the air, hits the ground and cartwheels.
Solution: 1. Boomerang was gripped with the flat side towards you. Turn the flat side away. OR 2. You threw the wrong-handed boomerang. Throw the correct left-handed/right-handed boomerang.
|FLAT SIDE FACING IN|
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