The origin of the Boomerang
We’ve all heard of the ‘Wicked Booma’ range, they’re only the coolest returning sports boomerangs available right now.
Did you know that boomerangs have been around for thousands of years though? Most of us believe they originated with the Indigenous Aboriginals from Australia, but they can in fact be traced back to Europe and even Egypt!
The Indigenous Aboriginals originally created the boomerang to be used as a hunting tool. It wasn’t just to hit animals though; the returning motion was also used to circle the prey making the hunt easier.
We’ve collected a few fun facts about Boomerangs:
· ‘Kylie’ or ‘Karli’ are other names for a curved piece of wood, very similar to the boomerang in the Noongar Language (native to Western Australia) – this was created for hunting with a long-distance flight path.
· Boomerangs were also used as a toy amongst kids.
· David Schummy currently holds the record for the longest throw of an object (he used a boomerang of course) at 427.2 metres. This was done in Australia back in 2005. Check out the video here.
The Wicked Boomas tri-blade differs to the traditional 2 blade design (which is also available here) as it creates a more stable flight path. It’s the perfect outdoor game for kids whether you’re a beginner or want to improve on your skills.
You can choose from an indoor Booma, outdoor, sonic or even a night LED version! See how far you can throw your Wicked Booma.
Don’t forget to use the hashtag #WickedBoomaThrow so we can witness the action too!