Lark II - Laminated Tropical Hardwood V-Omega by Oscar Cuartas

Item TB291        

This Item was Sold on 2 June 2013 for $240

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Oscar Cuartas made beautiful muical instruments out of tropical hardwoods in his native Colombia from the 1940s until his death in 2005. Oscar also made a wonderful line of high performance boomerangs using the same tropical hardwoods and advanced woodworking skills that included feather lapping and bonding aluminum sheet to wood. Oscar won the coveted boomerang design award with one of his large Parrot hooks at the 1984 World Cup, beating out the Janetzki brothers. Cuartas boomerangs were marketed through the Boomerang Man throughout the 1980s and early 1990s. The earlier models made before1987 had Aluminum cores, and they were not mass produced boomerangs. These were the best performers. Some of these boomerangs may require fine tuning if they have been kept in storage and not thrown

This medium size omega has been part of my personal throwing kit for more than 25 years. I purchased it from The Boomerang Man and it still has the B-Man logo on the reverse elbow. This boomerang was constructed using a feather lapping technique and with a lead weight in each blade tip. This boomerang is signed and dated 1985 and it is in excellent condition. I haven't thrown this boomerang in more than a decade, but it was a marvelous flyer and there is no sign of warpage, so I expect it to remain a good flyer with a flight range of 40+ metres. A wonderful collectable and one of the nicest Cuartas boomerangs ever sold commercially.

Specifications: Right Handed ; Tip-to-tip Span = 336 cm ; Weight = 78 gm

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