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How to Choose a Great Boomerang for Kids!

There are lots of different types of boomerangs for kids, from soft foam boomerangs for small children, to small, plastic boomerangs which are easy to return. For older kids there are some more advanced models which also return well without needing a lot of arm strength. Well here are some great tips to help you choose!

1) Probably the first step is to decide who it’s for. Is it for a small child or a teenager? How strong is their throwing arm? Are they right handed or left handed?

If it’s for a child 5-10 years old you will probably want to get a light boomerang made from a soft plastic or foam. You want it to be safe and easy to throw. A good boomerang for that age would be generally smaller, lighter and softer than other options. Some options for very small children include this foam boomerang called the “funfly” which is even great for indoor use

2) A good outdoor use boomerang for small children often will use more than 2 wings to make it easier to get a full return. The more wings, the easier it is to return.

3) There are some plastic models which also are very nice for small children, as long as they are real boomerangs and not just boomerang shaped.

4) For children from 10 to 18 you may want to choose a more advanced model like these. The Blue Angel is hand crafted in Australia and just the right size for kids 10-13. The Bumblebee is another great choice with the 4 airfoils making it extremely easy to return. One of my personal favorites is the Pink Flamingo, which works great and is a lot of fun. The Ranier is an easy to throw boomerang for kids 15-17 or so. These are all easy returning boomerangs.

5) What else should you look for? Well check out the airfoils of the wings. If they look like airplane wings you are probably moving in the right direction. There are lots of “souvenir” boomerangs with great looking art shaped in a V but are they a real boomerang or a stick? You need to look at the airfoils on the wings. Real boomerang wings are like airplane wings. Look closely at what constitutes a good airfoil.

6) A big part of throwing boomerangs is learning how to. It really helps to have a both good video instructions and a good, illustrated how to booklet.

7) See you around!

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My grandson won't try it he's afraid of losing it.
Any ideas to keep it from going far.

Incredible Design

I have been making and throwing boomerangs for years, and this design has incredible throwing consistency. This boomerang is perfect for anyone wanting to learn how to throw. I have gotten returns off this rang while throwing from a chair. Jim Mayfield was an expert at designing rangs, and this is one of his best designs. I am still throwing one of his originals from 95’ when it was orange and red. If the rang is in stock, I would recommend buying, as it is frequently sold out most of the year.

10/10 still one of my favorites.

The Next Step

If you have mastered throwing the Aspen (beginner boomerangs), the Alpine makes a great "next step up" boomerang. You will need a little more precision, control and muscle but will be rewarded with further flights that are very impressive. Great boomerang.

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Kilimanjaro Boomerang
Patrick Carrier
Challenging yet excellent

This boomerang requires an arm to throw it but it has some crazy distance. Highly recommend for someone with experience!

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Aspen USA Boomerang
Russell Olgin
Best First Rang

The Aspen is by far the best boomerang for anyone starting out in the sport. I started with the Aspen 20 years ago and progressed through increasingly advanced boomerang including the Jim Mayfield designed Delicate Arch SE. But I always warm up with and continue to throw my Aspen. It is such a fun boomerang that I bought one for my 13 year old son as his first boomerang. Keep throwing, keep growing.

A great indoor 'rang!

These are amazing little flyers. The moderate forward sweep allows you to control mid-flight lay over just enough to fly inside without high ceilings. By modifying the throw speed, release angle and spin, you can really get some cool flights... even with very little arm strength. You can even experiment with adding (very light) weights to the wing tips. An outstanding value; I have a stack of these for turning friends on to the sport.

great gift

I have not seen it....had it sent to my grandson as a birthday gift, he really loves it.

Archive boomerang

My 6 year old son has a blast throwing this boomerang. Works great I would recommend.

Exceeds Expectations

I was impressed with the Seagull boomerang. Smooth controlled flight. Never seen or used a boomerang that was SO easy to use. I hate to tip everyone off because I want more for my family. It is a well made quality product exceeded only by Colorado Boomerang Customer Service.

Great

Just need a bigger open space