The Phantom has a range of about 35 meters and is great when there is a little too much wind for your Mantis or Throwback. We swept the leading arm forward to give The Phantom a lot of 'cut back at the end. It flies in a fairly circular path until the end where it seems to fight back forward. In calm, it might end up in front of you but with a little wind it appears to just pause and hover down. It's actually fighting against the wind to not blow past the thrower. The Phantom is our favourite Leggacy short-range, wooden, wind boomerang...ever!
Throwing instructions: Release 75-90 degrees from wind, 15 to 30 degrees above horizontal and vertical. You may want to throw it over vertical to handle more wind.
The Leggacy Phantom Boomerang is one of the Roundtrip Boomerang series models. Roundtrip Boomerangs are recreational boomerangs made by Mark Legg and Gregg Snouffer.
Manufacturer: Leggacy Boomerangs USA
Material: 10-ply 5mm aircraft grade Finnish birch ply wood.
Largest dimension: 316mm
Thickness: 5 mm approx
Weight (approx): 66g
Wind: medium - strong
Skill level: Intermediate
Each boomerang is hand made and hand painted. The design will vary. Wood is a natural material, the appearance, grain and weight will vary.
Mark Legg began throwing boomerangs in 1983 at the age of 10 and has been making them since he was 13. Since then Mark has become acquainted with all the best new boomerang materials and manufacturing techniques, as well as changes in the rules and event formats of competitions. He has built a reputation for fine craftsmanship, as well as attention to technical detail for competition boomerangs. He is currently a member of the United States Boomerang team, 8th in World, and is the defending America's Cup Champion, having won in Ito, Brazil in 2005.
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.
All the boomerangs we sell will need tuning to make them perform properly. Tuning a boomerang involves gently bending and twisting the wings to change the flight characteristics of the boomerang. Without tuning it is unlikely that your boomerang will return or fly correctly. It is best to regard a new boomerang as a ‘blank’ which will need tuning to make it fly. You will need to regularly re-tune your boomerang. Tuning the boomerang is part of the challenge and part of the fun! There are plenty of good resources on the internet about this – just Google “tuning a boomerang”.
Boomerangs can be dangerous. Do not throw near people or animals. Do not use in strong winds. Never lose sight of your boomerang when it is in flight. Do not attempt to catch a boomerang that is flying at eye-height. The use of gloves is recommended for catching especially when learning. We accept no responsibility for damage or injury caused through the use of a boomerang. Please play with care.
Boomerangs can break or be damaged if they hit a hard surface. This includes hard ground such as dry or frozen soil. Even a small stone buried in soft ground can break a boomerang if it dives into the soil and hits it. Ideally, throw your boomerang over a soft surface such as grass or sand, away from trees, bushes, rocks or other obstructions. Ensure you have adequate space for the boomerang flight.