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A selfie! Somewhere in LA at a boomerang tournament, after a very weird sleepless night alone in the high desert west of Needles, CA, 1985. Tri-X, Pentax MX, M50 1.7 :)
I recently found two rolls of negatives that I processed back then, but apparently never even made a contact sheet. All under-processed for ASA 200. Luckily, we now have Lightroom cc...
 

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A selfie! Somewhere in LA at a boomerang tournament, after a very weird sleepless night alone in the high desert west of Needles, CA, 1985. Tri-X, Pentax MX, M50 1.7 :)
I recently found two rolls of negatives that I processed back then, but apparently never even made a contact sheet. All under-processed for ASA 200. Luckily, we now have Lightroom cc...

That is cool! Did you compete?
 

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A selfie! Somewhere in LA at a boomerang tournament, after a very weird sleepless night alone in the high desert west of Needles, CA, 1985. Tri-X, Pentax MX, M50 1.7 :)
I recently found two rolls of negatives that I processed back then, but apparently never even made a contact sheet. All under-processed for ASA 200. Luckily, we now have Lightroom cc...

Great pic. Love the tone, contrast, grain.... nice.
 

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A selfie! Somewhere in LA at a boomerang tournament, after a very weird sleepless night alone in the high desert west of Needles, CA, 1985. Tri-X, Pentax MX, M50 1.7 :)
I recently found two rolls of negatives that I processed back then, but apparently never even made a contact sheet. All under-processed for ASA 200. Luckily, we now have Lightroom cc...

That is cool! Did you compete?
Thanks! Yes, I was way into rangs. Was on the board of directors of the US Boomerang Association, and in LA for the '85 Nationals (with my MX). I did OK, but maybe not in a league with the best. That year, I think I made it to #17 nationally, but really, there weren't all that many boomerang competitors, lol. I did make a thousand or so of my various designs back in the day, and still have walls full of boomerangs. My club, the Atlanta Boomerang Society, hosted the Nationals the next year and it was an event! We managed to secure the Atlanta Falcons Training Facility, and there was lots of press there (not usual for a boomerang event).

A selfie! Somewhere in LA at a boomerang tournament, after a very weird sleepless night alone in the high desert west of Needles, CA, 1985. Tri-X, Pentax MX, M50 1.7 :)
I recently found two rolls of negatives that I processed back then, but apparently never even made a contact sheet. All under-processed for ASA 200. Luckily, we now have Lightroom cc...

Great pic. Love the tone, contrast, grain.... nice.
Thanks!
 

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Thanks! Yes, I was way into rangs. Was on the board of directors of the US Boomerang Association, and in LA for the '85 Nationals (with my MX). I did OK, but maybe not in a league with the best. That year, I think I made it to #17 nationally, but really, there weren't all that many boomerang competitors, lol. I did make a thousand or so of my various designs back in the day, and still have walls full of boomerangs. My club, the Atlanta Boomerang Society, hosted the Nationals the next year and it was an event! We managed to secure the Atlanta Falcons Training Facility, and there was lots of press there (not usual for a boomerang event).

That's cool! I have never really used a boomerang before, I have thought about making one before, I do some woodcarving and it easy to carve something basic.
Are you still involved in the sport?
 

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Thanks! Yes, I was way into rangs. Was on the board of directors of the US Boomerang Association, and in LA for the '85 Nationals (with my MX). I did OK, but maybe not in a league with the best. That year, I think I made it to #17 nationally, but really, there weren't all that many boomerang competitors, lol. I did make a thousand or so of my various designs back in the day, and still have walls full of boomerangs. My club, the Atlanta Boomerang Society, hosted the Nationals the next year and it was an event! We managed to secure the Atlanta Falcons Training Facility, and there was lots of press there (not usual for a boomerang event).

That's cool! I have never really used a boomerang before, I have thought about making one before, I do some woodcarving and it easy to carve something basic.
Are you still involved in the sport?
I still toss them! But I don't make them or compete, haha. Hey, it's pretty much the only exercise I get :)
Try 5 or 7-ply aircraft or marine birch. You want all layers flawless for consistent strength and mass density.
One thing about boomerangs: the better you get, the less like exercise it is...

Here's a few of my old rangs. The tomahawk was made by the late great Rusty Harding- I have several left and right-hand examples of those!

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Here's a couple of my best performing designs. Of course, everyone commonly borrows features from other maker's designs, adding an innovation here and there. These days, competition boomerangs are pretty much formula, from what I've seen, and less craft. But there are still lots of makers out there who use traditional materials!

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