This throwing stick is not a boomerang which returns. It is designed for controlled throws in a straight line of a 65+ yard or more distance. Historically, the Australian Aboriginal people used them to hunt mainly Kangaroos and Emus as well as other endemic wild-life. They are like the aboriginal swiss army knife. Useful for hacking through the bush, digging, hunting small game by being thrown or clubbing an emu around the neck area to disable it. And light enough to be carried long distances.
These are quality aerodynamic devices, handcrafted with multi-layered Birch, and weighted to give it extra distance and balanced weight distribution. Designed for competitive use in the Throwstick Target Event. Has a length from tip to tip of 21 inches. Note: These are weight balanced so some have 1 weight, some have 2 and some have more than 2 weights. Remember to enjoy safely, and responsibly. This is RIGHT HANDED only.
There are multiple ways to grip a throw stick for best control but note that it takes a side arm throw with maximum spin if you want a long throw. Throwing sticks are also known as "rabbit sticks", "hunting sticks" or just a "non returning boomerang". These videos shows you the proper throwing grip and throwing technique.
Our throw sticks are hand crafted by Australian champion Roger Perry himself, one of the most highly regarded Australian boomerang crafters ever. Roger Perry hand crafts these artifacts with joy in Perth, Australia. We have no doubt these will be sold someday as collector's items at 3 times the price in the near future.
There are so many stories of throwing sticks being used throughout Australian history and it is no surprise that it was the tool of choice for the aboriginal people. Crossing vast distances in search of food requires traveling lightly. The intense heat involved means digging an area to lay down in the dirt to cool off under a bush in the heat of day. The heat was so intense it alone could kill you so being able to cool oneself off is a priority. Hacking through thick brush was an important survival skill in the outback. Throw Sticks were really the perfect survival tool in that environment.