For those unaware, our resident doyen of Blitz VFL game broadcasters carries the hopes of all Blitzers for a slice of fame at the 2016 World Boomerang Championships. I speak of none other than DJR.
In 2 days the competition opening ceremony will start, with the ceremonial boomerang having been carried by celebrated sportsmen and women through Germany to Kiel
Coverage of the event is available on the Boomerang worlds championships page http://www.kiel16.com
While those cynics who think that we, the Aussies who lay claim to boomerang supremacy are a shoe in, just check out the USA boomerang team facebook page to guage the seriousness of those who try to usurp us.
Best wishes to DJR. Not wanting to put too much expectation or responsibility for the nations boomerang prestige on you mate, but you better win or … instaban,
I start VFL threads from Germany, so others have time for this
Correction: Dreckhecken is the name of a local club who held a warm-up/social/experimental comp in Dargow this past weekend. I threw fairly poorly!
Lots of pics and videos on Facebook, mostly of drinking… The 16.22 second round of Fast Catch by Swiss champ Manuel Schütz was terrifying (and he can improve on that time).
Fellow Melbournian and two-time World Champ Rob Croll did win one of the events - time to modify/tune a “blank” boomerang (zero aerofoils) and make a throw and catch. The cheeky bugger didn’t even carve it, just bent the hell out of it and made the right kind of throw!
Follow the World Cup at kiel16.com or on Facebook (start at the link above).
No live commentary, but expect special comments from Radio 3DJR.