Not seen one of these for.....
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..???????
Started: 2nd Sep 2017 at 20:27
Did you take it's picture before you shot it?
Replied: 3rd Sep 2017 at 11:39
He must have shot it if he took a picture!!
Replied: 3rd Sep 2017 at 14:27
Its what us older ones 60ish plus used to have when we were kids.
Replied: 3rd Sep 2017 at 20:08
(do I get an orange?) (or a threepenny bit?)
Replied: 3rd Sep 2017 at 21:37
Last edited by tonker: 3rd Sep 2017 at 21:38:27
Spot on Tonker made one over the weekend with 3yr old grandson ..have you just invented it grandad...never seen one of those before...
Replied: 4th Sep 2017 at 20:01
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.
Replied: 4th Sep 2017 at 21:38
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....
Replied: 5th Sep 2017 at 21:51
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.
Replied: 8th Sep 2017 at 20:16
Replied: 9th Sep 2017 at 07:24
Have a look at what Wiki-pedia says about a Woomera.
Great minds think alike around the globe.
Replied: 11th Sep 2017 at 00:12
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
Replied: 11th Sep 2017 at 21:10