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Not seen one of these for.....
Started by: blackrodweaver (446) Report abuse
Not seen one of these for ages plenty in the 50's and 60's....yet today there it was today up in the Sky..???????

Posted by: tonker (18932)   Report abuse
Did you take it's picture before you shot it?

Posted by: broady (12481)   Report abuse
He must have shot it if he took a picture!!

Posted by: blackrodweaver (446) Report abuse
Its what us older ones 60ish plus used to have when we were kids.

Posted by: tonker (18932)   Report abuse
A Kite!

(do I get an orange?) (or a threepenny bit?)

Posted by: blackrodweaver (446) Report abuse
Spot on Tonker made one over the weekend with 3yr old grandson ..have you just invented it grandad...never seen one of those before...

Posted by: Anne (3041)  Report abuse
My son and friends had them in the 70s. If you happen to have a fishing rod (preferably a boat rod) and reel using that equipment is a great way to fly them, the control is unbelievable.

Posted by: roylew (2261) Report abuse
I used to make arrows out of cane...split it at the top and cut pg tip tea boxes into flights...carve out a notch in the cane about 3 inch from flights...put a knot in a piece of string..wrap the knot around the notch..wrap string around your finger holding arrow neat the bottom...throw it and keep hold of string...used to go really far....made 2 for grand kids..they couldn't believe how far it went....

Posted by: blackrodweaver (446) Report abuse
roylew yes we made throwing arrows like that usually for tree branches plenty available in borsdane wood. throwing them we had a stick with the string attached to that.

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4560)   Report abuse

Posted by: taylork54 (199) Report abuse
Have a look at what Wiki-pedia says about a Woomera.
Great minds think alike around the globe.

Wiki

Posted by: PeterP (6015) Report abuse
Ideal end for the arrow was a dart end just enough weight to make it go farther or wrap a small piece of lead near the end

 
 
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