Thursday, August 31, 2006

The Sky’s The Limit At Boomerang Championships

CONYERS, Ga. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Crikey! Tomorrow (Sept. 1) kicks off the 25th annual U.S. National Boomerang Championships in Conyers, Georgia.

More than 60 boomerang competitors are expected to return to Conyers for the annual event which tests contestants in speed, accuracy and distance.

Spokesman Jason Smuckers says the key to getting the perfect boomerang toss is to pretend that you are throwing a knife over your head.

But don’t throw the ’rang underarm – it doesn’t travel as far that way.

However, Smuckers points out, no matter how good your throw – it all comes down to weather conditions.

As he puts it, “Some of the top competitors bring over a hundred boomerangs to figure out which one to use in different wind conditions.”

He says the sport is really taking off in the U.S. because it doesn’t require a person to be “overly athletic,” which is why many competitors are engineers and scientists.

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