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Not seen one of these for.....

Started by: blackrodweaver (627) 

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

Posted by: tonker (24048) 

Did you take it's picture before you shot it?

Replied: 3rd Sep 2017 at 11:39

Posted by: broady (17264) 

He must have shot it if he took a picture!!

Replied: 3rd Sep 2017 at 14:27

Posted by: blackrodweaver (627) 

Its what us older ones 60ish plus used to have when we were kids.

Replied: 3rd Sep 2017 at 20:08

Posted by: tonker (24048) 

A Kite!

(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

Posted by: blackrodweaver (627) 

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

Posted by: Anne (4011) 

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

Posted by: roylew (3381)

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

Posted by: blackrodweaver (627) 

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

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4618) 

Replied: 9th Sep 2017 at 07:24

Posted by: taylork54 (247)

Have a look at what Wiki-pedia says about a Woomera.
Great minds think alike around the globe.

Wiki

Replied: 11th Sep 2017 at 00:12

Posted by: PeterP (8820)

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

 

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