The word persistence springs to mind when I think about my struggle to design a better boomerang that would suit my needs in competition, I can remember buying sheet after sheet of a variety of plastics in order to learn the craft, most of the plastic ended up as waste and went into the bin, it seemed to me just too hard to learn how to shape the different boomerangs into flying and returning objects, I would spend countless hours running back and forth to the park, making subtle adjustments in tuning to get the desired result, sometimes it was so frustrating that I wanted to give up but I couldn't give up, my mind was telling me to keep going, keep trying, so that's exactly what I did, many times i wanted to stop and get another hobby to do, I kept thinking I was wasting my time and money. what is the point. Many times I stopped but would always come back to boomerang making and throwing, something kept driving me on.
To me i see all the wasted sheets of plastic the cost of materials and the countless hours trying to get it right were just my way of teaching myself, there isn't a boomerang making class or school to learn the craft of making boomerangs, I had to truly do it myself. Now I can say I don't waste materials like in the past, my own personal experience and found knowledge over time has helped me to grasp the idea of what works and what doesn't work in designing boomerangs, I can tell what is going to work when it is in the early
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