Replica Distance Model by Highland Fling Boomerangs – Herb Smith’s Range
Herb Smith, a boomerang designer, maker and thrower, on the 17th June 1972 gained the world record of 108 yards for the longest returning throw. He is regarded as the founder of long distance boomerang throwing. He sadly died from cancer in 1995 and is greatly missed.
He had gifted us five of his personally inscribed originals, we believe made around 1972, and after meeting with Mrs Herb Smith make replicas. Each is hand crafted, as were Herb’s, so slight variations are inevitable. Made in the same birch ply all carry significant amounts of lead and are challenging to throw.
Herb’s hand written notes as attached to the original boomerang:-
Distance Model “A well worn replica of my original Distance Model with which I made a witnessed throw of 108 & 115 yards”
You can see the original next to this reproduction in one of the photos.
Remember that boomerangs were developed by aborigines to fell prey and can cause serious injury.
Model name: Distance
Size: 52cm (at widest point)
Skill level: ADVANCED
Material: Birch Ply
Finish: Clear varnish
Details: most artwork is hand painted based on the original.
Other: these artisan boomerangs are individually handmade and so the finish and appearance will vary. The photos show a typical example of this boomerang: this may not be the boomerang you receive. Like the originals, imperfections may be present in the finish.
These are large, heavy, weighted wooden boomerangs intended for experienced ADVANCED throwers ONLY.
Breakages in use are NOT covered by any warranty. Boomerangs can break; it does not mean they are faulty! Once it has been thrown, if it breaks - even on the first throw - we are not able to refund you.
Use at your own risk.