Saturday, March 22, 2008

My start into the season 2008: Indoor at Besançon

Besac'door 2008

It has become a tradition: For the 5th time in Besançon there was in indoor competition. Events were: Accuracy100, Fast Catch, Endurance 3min, Trick Catch50 and MTA.
Range was 14m, Bullseye with 0.8m radius.

-Allthough only 11 throwers took part, I was able to set some personal bests:
91p in Accuracy, 13.68 s in Fast Catch, 56 catches (1 drop) in Endurance and 13.19sec in MTA.

-To throw indoor is an excellent practise for the transitions in Fast Catch/Endurance: You win
these events rather with transitions under 1 sec than with low flighttimes: It's hard to reduce 2sec to 1.5sec flighttime per throw. But with a transition of 0.8 instead of 1.3sec you have the same effect. And in MTA I have a big advatage with my backhand throw using a balsa triblader.

-Accuracy is special too: Since the hall was only ca 8m high, a 100% return was hard to achieve! The flightpath has to be very flat. Additionally, your boomerang will slide on the ground after a bad landing. Some throwers took advantage of that and tried to have the first ground contact at ca 6m in front! Like a curling rock, the boomerang slided more or less into the precision points. My tactic was rather a soft landing at the 8points just in front of me without much sliding.

Here's a selection of my indoor boomerang bag:

MTA, 1.5mm Balsa Accuracy, 4mm plywood Fast Catch, Carlota, 4mm PP
3 pces glued together cambered edges! 3.8mm PP strongly cambered!
Slightly cambered


Laurent Froment said...

Congratulations for winning it... again !
I'll always be 2nd but i really hope to see you here next year !

ld238m said...

Thanks for your compliment! I know that it must be a but boring for you. But your performances are getting better and better each year! In Accuracy for example our head to head ranking is close to 1:1, same for Trick Catch.

Laurent Froment said...
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Laurent Froment said...

Au fait : + d'infos (résultats complets, photos, etc...) c'est par ici :

Brad Bentson said...

Really interesting format. There have been indoor model airplane competitions forever! I'd love to see more indoor boomerang competitions, but how do you adjust four different size spaces? Guess you got to try it out and set your rules appropriately... I'd love to hear more about this.