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Awesome Minecraft-inspired pickaxe boomerang1m05s

Awesome Minecraft-inspired pickaxe boomerang

The video game "Minecraft" has been played by millions of people. The pickaxe is an iconic tool used to chop blocks. Victor Poulin of 'boomerangsbyvic' has brought the pickaxe to life but in a way you may not have expected. He turned it into a real returning boomerang. It doesn't look like something that would fly and return but in fact it really does. Victor has been making boomerangs for over 10 years and creates some of the most unique boomerangs on the planet.

Expert Gives Instructions On How To Throw A Boomerang3m31s

Expert Gives Instructions On How To Throw A Boomerang

Boomerangs are almost as old as humans. They have been used by many civilisations as a weapon for hunting and even just for sport and hobby. The oldest boomerang was found in Europe, however, it is mostly associated with the culture of the indigenous people of Australia. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Australia have perfected the craft of hunting with a boomerang so much so that it is one of their trademarks. Boomerangs are thrown tools that are shaped to form an angle. They are made with a flat airfoil shape, usually flat on the bottom and rounded on one side of the top, tapering out to a sharp edge. This design helps with the aerodynamics and makes the boomerang form an angle of 90 degrees in the air and return to the point where it was thrown from. Vic of 'boomerangsbyvic' explains how to throw a traditionally shaped returning boomerang. This was a boomerang he had already mailed to a customer who, having difficulties getting a good return, was asked by Vic to mail the boomerang back so he could show him exactly how to throw it. The first thing he does is show us that it is in fact the boomerang that the customer sent. Afterwards, he explains the way the boomerang should move. He points out that the best way to make sure that the device returns to you is to make sure that there is a slight breeze in the air where you’re supposed to throw it. You should determine which way the breeze is coming from and stand facing it. In order to make the boomerang return, you need to make sure you throw it a little bit to the right of it. The process of throwing is easy too. You must remember to hold the boomerang with the airfoil side of it facing you. You hold it with the first three fingers of your right hand and the angle of the boomerang facing you. You shouldn’t throw the device with too much force but rather focus on flicking your wrist. Once you have it up in the air, you should try catching it between the open palms of your hand, but you should be very careful while doing it because it might hurt you. We can see Vic throwing the boomerang a few times to make sure that it returns. The first time he realises that there was probably too much wind so he throws it a bit more to the left, right into the breeze. After it returns a bit further to the back, the next time he throws it, he makes sure that its direction is almost entirely facing the direction of the breeze. It seems that third time's a charm, because he manages to get it right and even catch it in his hands. What dо you think about this video? Make sure you tell us more in the comments down below. If you like what you see, don’t forget to share it with others who might like it as well. It just might be the highlight of their day! Enjoy!

Guy breaks egg on head with dangerous battleaxe boomerang2m14s

Guy breaks egg on head with dangerous battleaxe boomerang

This guy is no amateur so please do not try this at home. Vic of 'boomerangsbyvic' has been professionally building and throwing boomerangs for over 9 years. Here we see him break eggs off his helmet with a battleaxe boomerang he named Warlock. We also see him break an egg with another big boomerang he named Tiger Lilly named after his daughter Lilly. Awesome!

Dangerous trick shot with a boomerang never done before 1m12s

Dangerous trick shot with a boomerang never done before

This is a dangerous but very cool boomerang trick shot. Vic of boomerangsbyvic is a professional when it comes to building and throwing boomerangs so do not try this at home. Here you see him try to hit a target filled with gasoline. When he misses the boomerang goes around for another try. After a few throws Vic nails his target. It breaks the glass and the lit candles ignite the fuel. What wont this guy do with a boomerang.

Guy Throws Returning Boomerang Straight Into A Basketball Hoop22s

Guy Throws Returning Boomerang Straight Into A Basketball Hoop

Most people have seen a boomerang only in the movies. You remember the typical plot of the old movies: the hero of the film throws a boomerang, which flies in the air making a characteristic whistle, hits the villain oh his head, and then, as of on command, obediently returns to the hero. The hero smiles: the day was not spent in vain. There is one fatal mistake in this movie plot: if you throw a boomerang and it hits anything, it will never return to the person who throws it. In fact, a boomerang is one of the varieties of a throwing baton. These batons are known for 10,000 years. Archaeologists find them in the burials of Ancient Egypt. The Hopi Indians from Arizona used throwing batons to hunt rabbits and they still use them today in their traditional dances. The Australian Aborigines were the ones who invented the boomerang, which, after a throw, returns to the person who threw it, the world's only returning projectile. The Australian aborigines, who used to live in a primitive tribal system (the first inhabitants of the Green Continent), also used ordinary non-returning projectiles for hunting. The Dutch physicist Felix Hess got concerned with the question of what makes the boomerang return. A Math and Physics graduate, he wrote a 600-page book on why the boomerang returns to the shooter. Hess believed that the boomerang returns for two reasons. The first is in the shape of a boomerang, the second is in the method of throwing. Today, we see a revival of the boomerang . One of the key responsible figures for this trend is Victor Poulin, form New Hampshire who is not an Aboriginal Australian but manages to produce and provide the world with exceptionally designed and crafted boomerangs since 2008. Vic boomerang story is exceptional: he threw his first plastic boomerangs when he was only 10, but his dad took it away from him because he feared Vic is bound to hit somebody on the head with it. Almost 30 years later, his wife gave him a boomerang as a birthday present. He got hooked and wanted to find out what makes the boomerang return to the shooter. After unravelling the millennia old mystery, Vic started to build his own line of boomerangs. After posting a few videos on YouTube, his new hobby turned into a blooming business. In the video on the top of the page, you can see Vic showing his dexterity and skill when throwing a boomerang. The boomerang in the video targets the basketball hoop. You can follow the awesome curvature of the boomerang flight trajectory. It does not go straight, like a ball or other projectile would, because of its shape and the aerodynamics of its wings. You really need to have some training and experience when throwing it, like Vic does in the video: It actually returns in this epic flight into his basketball hoop ! What dо you think about this video? Make sure you tell us more in the comments down below. If you like what you see, don’t forget to share it with others who might like it as well. It just might be the highlight of their day! Enjoy!

Boomerang axe that really returns when thrown2m22s

Boomerang axe that really returns when thrown

Many think this is not possible - an ax made into a boomerang that really returns. Well Vic has showed us here that it is in fact possible. Boomerangs need to be made and thrown correctly to get a good return. Vic shows us exactly how in this epic video.

World record boomerang throw into basketball hoop17s

World record boomerang throw into basketball hoop

This is the first person to ever throw a boomerang into a basketball hoop. Vic, owner of BoomerangsbyVic, shows us here how he does it. After several attempts he finally nails it. The boomerang stayed in flight for a full 8 seconds before landing in his basketball hoop!

Lawnmower hack literally cuts mowing time in half2m22s

Lawnmower hack literally cuts mowing time in half

This is the fastest and cheapest way to mow your lawn in a timely fashion. Using inexpensive push mowers, this guy made a pull rack and now gets 98 inches of cut. It literally cut his mowing time in half and each of the smaller mowers only uses 1 tank of gas per cut. Genius!

Multiple boomerangs made from recycled material1m08s

Multiple boomerangs made from recycled material

What better use could there be for a left over political sign then to turn it into something fun like boomerangs? Many people think they are a myth or think they only return in movies, cartoons and video games. Well the myth is over and 'boomerangsbyvic' is here to bust it wide open!

Daughter has hard time finding last Easter egg LOL 1m07s

Daughter has hard time finding last Easter egg LOL

So I asked my older daughter to look for Easter eggs with her little sister "although she said she was too old" she played along. Thought I would make it harder for her since she was older and really good at finding lost items. She spent several minutes looking before asking for "hot or colder hints". It was a fun time for all of us and we got a really good laugh out of it. The Easter bunny is sure to make it harder as the kids get older so I told my youngest daughter 8 that as she got older she also would have a harder time finding her eggs. She said she didn't care becasue the harder to find just makes it that much more fun. HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE. Brought to you by boomerangsByVic

Turkeys take shade on hot summer day. 56s

Turkeys take shade on hot summer day.

Here you see Wild Turkeys taking shade under the pine trees on my back lawn. Here in New Hampshire wild turkeys are becoming very popular. So popular in fact that it is common to see them out on your front lawn, crossing the main roads and even chasing some people to protect their young. Not so long ago there were no wild turkeys in New Hampshire and now there are thousands. Currently there are around 40,000 and climbing!

Wild turkeys fly up to eat berries from tree1m22s

Wild turkeys fly up to eat berries from tree

In New Hampshire wild turkeys are becoming very popular. So popular in fact that it is common to see them out on your front lawn, crossing the main roads and even chasing some people to protect their young. Not so long ago there were no wild turkeys in New Hampshire and now there are thousands. Currently there are around 40,000 and climbing!

Is this a two-headed caterpillar?27s

Is this a two-headed caterpillar?

Strolling through the woods last summer, this person came across an intriguing looking caterpillar that appeared to have 2 heads. Many different insects have body parts made to look like the actual head to make predators less apt to attack. This very well may be the case here. Do you know what type of caterpillar this is? Let us know down in the comments!

Battleaxe boomerang flies and return to owner1m58s

Battleaxe boomerang flies and return to owner

Many people think boomerangs are a myth or have only seen them return in movies and cartoons. Well Vic is here to crack the myth and show the world that boomerangs do in fact return. Not only do they return when made and thrown correctly, but there are also many different designs. They can have multiple wings, shapes and sizes. The limits seem to be endless and Vic has no plans to stop. The one used in this video is called the "warlock" and it perfectly returns every single time!

Creative dad builds epic bungee swing for daughters 43s

Creative dad builds epic bungee swing for daughters

In an attempt to get my daughters to play more outside and less on their "devices" I made them this homemade bungee swing. Turned out to be a big win as you can see. Warms my heart to see them doing anything outside together. Brought to you by BoomerangsByVic.

Creepy ice blocking me from entering my home 25s

Creepy ice blocking me from entering my home

This is actually pretty scary but in a funny sort of way. Looks like "Elsa" was here or better yet, Freddy Kruger or Edward scissor hands. It is common to have ice hanging from eves but these but not horizontal. Today's warming temperatures allowed for some melting on the roof. The ice is caught up in the corner of the rain gutter causing it to turn sideways as the snow tries to fall from the roof.

Creative Guy Shows How To Build Boomerang Out Of A Pizza Box3m35s

Creative Guy Shows How To Build Boomerang Out Of A Pizza Box

A curious video has emerged of crafty Vic introducing his homemade boomerang made out of a pizza box, which is very easy and cost-efficient to make and it is great for some outdoor fun! Brought to you by boomerangsbyVic Boomerangs to many are simply a myth. Vic been fascinated with boomerangs since he was a little kid. He has found they can be made from many different types of material. You simply need a basic understanding of what makes them fly and return. Boomerangs have a special curved shape and two or more wings that will spin to create unbalanced aerodynamic forces. These forces - sometimes called ‘lift’ - cause the boomerang's path to curve in an elliptical shape, so that it will return to the thrower when thrown correctly. In this episode, Vic will show us how to make a boomerang out of a pizza box. All you need is an ordinary pizza box, a straight edge square, a regular ruler, pair of scissors and a pencil. First, remove all the excess cardboard pieces, take the scissors and cut off the edges of the box. Next, take the square and draw a line directly across corner to corner. Then, take your ruler and look for the halfway mark and measure the middle of the cardboard, place the ruler in the middle of the mark and draw around it. Cut the outlined piece, like seen in the video, and voila! You have your boomerang! Vic takes the first swing, and the boomerang sways in the air and obediently returns to Vic, but falls to the ground! The second time he throws it, it ends up straight in his hands! All boomerangs made by Vic from 'BoomerangsbyVic' are handcrafted with 10 ply 5mm finish birch. His hand-crafted returning boomerangs can be purchased online and make great gifts for someone you know that loves boomerangs.

This Huge Boomerang Requires A Monster To Throw It, And This Man Does It With Ease2m21s

This Huge Boomerang Requires A Monster To Throw It, And This Man Does It With Ease

A curious video has emerged of crafty Vic introducing his big flexible boomerang measuring over 5 feet across, with each of the wings being 4 feet, requires a monster throw to get it to fly and return, and Vic is going to try it! Brought to you by boomerangsbyVic Vic takes the first swing, and the boomerang sways in the air and almost returns to Vic, but falls to the ground! The second time he throws it, it ends up further away! The entire thing is filmed in slow motion in order to get a closer look at the wobble. There is one infamous strike, when one of the wings of the returning boomerang catches the camera a little bit, causing it to move to the side. Given the size of this enormous boomerang, we can only imagine what happens if the boomerang was to actually hit the man! Scary right! To conclude, the boomerang does come back, maybe not as nice as Vic would like, but it was worth the try! Of course, there is room for improvement! All boomerangs made by Vic from 'BoomerangsbyVic' are handcrafted with 10 ply 5mm finish birch. His hand-crafted returning boomerangs can be purchased online and make great gifts for someone you know that loves boomerangs. The boomerang is a tool made and used by the indigenous Australians for hunting. Typically constructed as a flat airfoil and when thrown is designed to spin about an axis that is perpendicular to the direction of its flight. You might not be able to purchase the chrome boomerang like the one Vic made, but you can certainly purchase one of his wooden creations, so feel free to check out his site and share this video with your friends!