Throw no more than 45 degrees from vertical. Too laid over (sidearm) and the boomerang will climb too high and slide back towards the ground!! Proper layover will create a lower, more controlled flight. Not enough layover, see Effects of Layover. Each model requires a different degree of layover. A good rule of thumb is as the wind increases come up closer to vertical.
Release the boomerang at a slight upward angle (in relation to the horizon). Distant treetops are usually a good rule of thumb. Keep it off the ground, but don't put it in the clouds!! Too low of a release angle creates a high-climbing end of the flight. A touch more release height will create a level, more consistent flight.
How Far Off the Wind You Should Throw
#1. Determine wind direction and velocity.
#2. Depending on the model throw 40-60 degrees off the wind.
If the boomerang lands in front of you, throw more into the wind. If it lands behind you, throw more off the wind. You must know wind speed and direction prior to each throw. Right handed: throw right of the wind. Left handed: throw left of the wind. As you become more proficient you will be able to handle more and more wind.
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