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Competitions
The list of future competitions and a list of this years past comps. If you know of any competitions (even if ld is only one of many events) that should be mentioned here, please post all the info you have here. Find reports of older competitions in the Competition archive.

Maulbronn Fall Tournament
12.October.2014
Details
 
NALDO, Canton OH
12.July.2014
Results
 
Muehlacker
28./29.June.2014
Details
 
Kloten, CH, Swiss LD Championships
4.May.2014
Results
 
Perth, World Championship
21.April.2014
Results
 
Bordeaux, F
22./23.March.2014
Details
 
Maulbronn Spring Tournament
16.March.2014
Results
 
Carcassonne, F
26./27.October.2013
Results
 
Maulbronn Fall Tournament
13.October.2013
Results
 
Copenhagen, European Championships
2.August.2013
Results
 
USBA Nationals, Albuquerque
26.July.2013
Results
 
Muehlacker
6./7.July.2013
cancelled
 
NALDO, Canton OH
29.June.2013
Results
 
Cabanac
10./11.May.2013
Results
 
Kloten, CH, Swiss LD Championships
7.April.2013
Results
 
Maulbronn Spring Tournament
10.March.2013
Results
 
Itu, World Championship
28.October.2012
Results
 
German LD Championship
6.October.2012
Results
 
Kloten, CH, Swiss LD Championships
30.September.2012
Results
 
NALDO, Delaware OH
5.August.2012
Results
 
Uwe 50th Birthday
2.June.2012
Results
 
Carcassonne, F
21./22.April.2012
Results
 
Cabanac
7.April.2012
Results
 
Maulbronn Fall Tournament
8.October.2011
Results
 
USBA Nationals, Canton
4.August.2011
Results
 
NALDO, Delaware OH
31.July.2011
Results
 
Bordeaux, Euorpean Championships
14.July.2011
Results
 
German Championships
25./26.June.2011
Results
 
Cabanac
23.April.2011
Results
 
Kloten, CH, Swiss LD Championships
17.April.2011
Results
 
Muehlacker Spring Tournament
26.March.2011
Results
 
Muehlacker Fall Tournament
9.October.2010
Results
 
Maulbronn, D
10./11.July.2010
Results
 
US Nationals
18.-20.June.2010
Results
 
Rome, World Championship
2.June.2010
Results
 
Bordeaux, F
13./14.May.2010
Results
 
Kloten, CH, Swiss LD Championships
18.April.2010
Results
 
Muelacker Spring Tournament
27.March.2010
Results
 
Franca, BR
27.November.2009
Results
 
Dallas, Tx
17.October.2009
Results
 
Muehlacker Fall
10.October.2009
Results
 
Kloten, CH, Swiss LD Championships
4.October.2009
Results
 
Biere, European Championship
28.August.2009
Results
 
US Nationals, Delaware OH
21.August.2009
Results
 
Muehlacker, D
18./19.July.2009
Results
 
Dallas, Tx
6./7.July.2009
Results
 
Bordeaux
8.May.2009
Results
 
Muehlacker Spring
18.April.2009
Results
 
Vernal Equinox
21./22.March.2009
Details
 
US Nationals, Dallas
16.October.2008
Results
 
Fall Muehlacker, D
4.October.2008
Results
 
World Championships
27.August.2008
Details
 
Muehlacker, D
20.July.2008
Results
 
Maulbronn
5./6.July.2008
Results
 
Dallas, Tx
14./15.June.2008
Results
 
Bordeaux
2.May.2008
Results
 
Kloten, CH, Swiss LD Championships
13.April.2008
Results
 
Spring Mühlacker Tournament
4.April.2008
Results
 
Fall Muehlacker, D
13.October.2007
Results
 
Houston Shoot-out 2007
5. - 7. Oct. 2007
Results
 
Château-Thierry, F
15./16.September.2007
Details
 
USBA Nationals, Eau Claire
16. August.2007
Results
 
Wales, European Championships
6.August.2007
Results
 
Muehlacker, D
16.June.2007
Results
 
Dallas, Tx
8-10 June 2007
Results
 
Kloten, CH, Swiss LD Championships
22.April.2007
Results
 
Muehlacker Spring Tournament
25.February.2007
cancelled
 
Rottenburg-Seebronn, D
4.November.2006
Results
 
Brazilian Ld competition
15.October.2006
Results
 
Houston Shoot-out 2006
6. - 8. Oct.2006
Results
 
Fall Muehlacker, D
7.October.2006
Results
 
USBA Nationals, Conyers, USA
1.Sept.2006
Results
 
Trefriw, GB
28.Aug.2006
Results
 
Château-Thierry, F
12./13.August.2006
Results
 
Muehlacker, D
17./18.June.2006
Results
 
Madrid, Spanish Nationals
13.May.2006
Results
 
Kloten, CH, Swiss LD Championships
15.April.2006
Report
 
Muehlacker Spring Tournament
19.March.2006
Report
 

Bordeaux 2014
The LD event in Bordeaux (on the fantastic Cabanac aero field) has become traditional.
Date: 22-23 March 2014.

http://franceboomerang.fr/LD-Bordeaux-Cabanac-rassemblement
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-Mhlacker Tournaments 2014
-Maulbronn Fall Tournament
-NALDO 2013
-Mhlacker Tournaments 2013

Featured Article
CYPLY material
At the US Nationals last month, Gregg Snouffer and I were chatting about boom materials. He talked about "Cyply" and said that he had never used it.

Subsequently, we obtained a data sheet from the manufacturer, Red Seal Electric Co., a US based company.  http://www.redseal.com/   David Hirsch, Tibor Horvath, Andrew Cross and I have been going over the data sheet and have been discussing this material.

Cyply is a trade name for a kind of GFEC that features multiple layers of unidirectional glass fibers laid down between layers of resin.  The product line has three versions of filament patterning: unidirectional, cross ply (0 and 90 deg) and isotropic (0, 45, 90 deg).  It was the isotropic that caught my attention. I wondered if a third direction of glass fiber might add more strength and toughness to the material.

Another function that the multiple layers of unidrectional glass fibres, as described somewhere in the literature, is a reduction in the self abrasion present in glass fibre cloth.  I think Red Seal's theory is that because the unidirectional layers of fibre are isolated from each other by a layer of resin, continuous flexing of the material does not cause the cross-wise fibers to wear through their neighbor due to abrasion. This is supposed to allow the material to maintain its stiffness over repeated flexure.  Tha sounds like a very good thing for boomerangs, especially mine, which crash often!

Having become interested over all the conjecture, Andy and Tib compared the Cyply specs with some of the GFEC (G10) we have been using. I'm not a materials guy so I will paraphrase Tib and Andy's quick assesment - Tib thought that the two directional cross ply specs looked a little better than the 3 way cross ply (isotropic) and Andy thought maybe the Cyply product looked a little better than the G10, although he still prefers G11 to G10.

David, Tib, Andy and I all have a copy of the data sheet (pdf). Let one of us know if you'd like a copy.

We still don't have all the information yet on availability from the supplier but an inital quote shows this material more expensive than standard G10 but still less expensive than carbon fiber.  David is going to try to get some sample material and I'm entertaining the idea of obtainig a sheet big enough to make 3 or 4 Voyager style booms.

I'm wondering if anyone else on this has had experience with this type of material, and if anyone might be interested in splitting the cost of some material to try it.

Rob




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100m Club
The 100m Club is listing active long distance boomerang throwers, ie persons having crossed 100m in a valid competition either this year or last year.
More stats can be found here.

Manuel Schuetz (CH) 190 Copenhagen 13
Thorsten Gaupp (D) 165 Maulbronn 14
Antoine Hernandez (F) 153 Maulbronn 13
Ludovic Brioux (F) 148 Kloten 14
Benoit Rancoule (F) 147 Cabanac 13
Laurent Garnier (F) 146 Carcassonne 13
Alejandro Palacio (E) 141 Perth 14
Joel Hernandez (F) 141 Cabanac 13
Logan Broadbent (USA) 135 Canton OH 14
Uwe Kitzberger (D) 134 Maulbronn 13
Stevie Kavanaugh (USA) 128 Perth 14
Michel Appriou (F) 126 Cabanac 13
Clemens Kitzberger (D) 125 Maulbronn 13
Thibaut Bouc (F) 125 Cabanac 13
Yoann Morin (F) 124 Cabanac 13
Adam McLaughlin (GB) 123 Copenhagen 13
Lorenz Gubler (CH) 122 Kloten 13
Tom Wythes (USA) 121 Albuquerque NM 13
Rob Stewart (USA) 121 Canton OH 13
David Hirsch (USA) 118 Canton OH 14
Robin Hauser (D) 118 Kloten 14
Brian Wissner (USA) 118 Perth 14
Nils Bürger (D) 118 Perth 14
Yvan Madec (F) 115 Carcassonne 13
Kenny Barr (USA) 113 Albuquerque NM 13
Tom Brausch (USA) 112 Canton OH 13
Didier Berald (F) 110 Carcassonne 13
Ingo Frantz (D) 110 Maulbronn 14
Haruki Taketomi (JP) 110 Perth 14
John Gorsky (USA) 109 Canton OH 14
H.-G. Borowski-Kyhos (D) 106 Kloten 13
Renaud Breton (F) 106 Cabanac 13
Christophe Tournier (F) 105 Carcassonne 13
Henrik Mahler (DK) 105 Copenhagen 13
Marie Appriou (F) 105 Carcassonne 13
William Bordin (F) 104 Cabanac 13
Nick Furukawa (USA) 104 Canton OH 14
Adam Stankiewicz (USA) 102 Albuquerque NM 13
Sonia Appriou (F) 102 Cabanac 13
Frédéric Gérard (F) 100 Carcassonne 13
Clayton Hundley (USA) 100 Canton OH 13

LD booms for sale
"Antoine 95%" is an improved version of Uwe's "Lorenz 1" long distance boomerang. There are a few minor differences in shape, mainly an extension of the wings by 2 cm followed by a general reduction to 95%.


Wing span is 31 cm and height is 19.5 cm. It is made of 3 mm G10 (EP GC 202/EGS 619 [Nema FR 4] by Isola Composites) weighing 78 g without additional weights.
The boom is suitable for both beginners as well as advanced ld throwers and has a range of 80 - 150 m depending on tuning and throwing ability.
Uwe is using a special production process that enables him to reproduce his boomerangs very accuratly.
Price per boom is 85 Euro plus shipping and handling.
Please order over: uwe@kitze.net


Paperback, 106 pages: $19.95


Classic T-Shirt: $14.99


Add more weight T-Shirt: $17.99


Dark T-Shirt: $24.99


Posterboy T-Shirt: $19.99


Boomerang Cap: $15.99

© 2005 BAGGRESSiVE
www.baggressive.com provides information for boomerang throwers and interested parties. You'll find all the info you need to successfully throw a boomerang over 100m and have it return over your head.

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