This Item was Sold on 31 December
2013 for $147
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This beautiful strip laminated large hook is one of the first strip laminated boomerangs made by Volker. He made four of these and this one is left handed and #1/4. Tis is a replica of Al Gerhards famous White Lightning hook which Volker had in his personal collection. This boomerang has the following message printed neatly in pen: " Variation on Al Gerhards White Lightning with kind permission by Volker Behrens, West Germany, from Ash, Oak, Mahogany May 5/ 1987 #1/4 gift for Ted Bailey ". I only threw this boomerang a few times because it was left handed and I prefer to throw right handed boomerangs. It was a good flyer with a flight range of 50+ metres. It is also in mint condition and the only left handed strip laminated boomerang I am aware of that was made by Volker.
Volker Behrens was a well known commercial manufacturer of sporting and competition boomerang products. Volker was also a competitor and a member of the German International Boomerang Team. Volker was a pioneer in the development of long distance boomerangs and he demonstrated throws of 150 metres in the 1980s with his popular Challenger III Paxolin Hook. Volker made the last of his boomerang products in 2011 and he died in June, 2012. His boomerangs have become great collectibles because they are considered to be comparable to boomerangs made by Herb Smith.