Here is our first article in English.
The boomerang challenge is the opportunity to share with throwers from other countries and Fadjar Hidajat from Indonesia accepted to give us an interview.
Remember, Indonesia is 250 millions persons, several thousands of islands..
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ABC : What about you ?
FH : I discover the boomerang about three years ago from my friend in Indonesia Listyo Bramantyo. And I have learned to throw and make from him. And now I made some of my boomerangs.
ABC : Do you compete ?
FH : Yes , I do participate the competition. I became the organizer of the 5th Indonesian Boomerang Tournament in the city where I live, Semarang, Central of Java, Indonesia.
ABC : How can we follow the boomerang activity in indonesia ?
FH : You can join in the facebook group INASBA (national group) or BooMerang Sport Semarang (BoSS/my city where I live group) to follow the boomerang activity in Indonesia.
ABC : what are your favorites events (MTA, Aussie , Fast catch) ?
FH : My favorites event are Fast Catch, MTA and Aussie Round.
ABC : Are there many boomerang throwers in indonesia ?
FH : There are 300 throwers in Indonesia, I guess there is organization of boomerang in Indonesia, the one i am following in is Asosiasi Bumerang Indonesia (in English : Indonesian Boomerang Association) and has organized competition six times.
ABC : do you throw with friends in a club or equivalent structure ?
FH : Yes, I throw with my club Boomerang Sport Semarang (BoSS)
ABC : Do you think the boomerang is going to grow in indonesia ?
FH : Yes, I believe that boomerang, especially sport boomerang will grow up in Indonesia.
ABC : What are the difficulties you are facing when you make your boomerangs ?
FH : The difficulties that I face when I make a boomerang is to get a good material.
I only make my boomerangs for competition from ABS and Polypropylene. I also make some from natural elbows for collection.
ABC : how is the boomerang seen in your country ?
FH : The majority of Indonesian people still consider that boomerang is the original weapon of Aborigines to fight and they are afraid about it. So that I have to give an explanation to them.
ABC : what are your favorites boomerangs ?
FH : I like all of the type of the boomerangs but my favorite are
- Aussie Round (I'm the 1st place of this category in 5th Indonesian Boomerang Tournament 2015),
- Fast Catch (I'm the 3rd place of this category in 5th Indonesian Boomerang Tournament 2015),
- MTA (I'm the 2nd place of this category in 4th Indonesian Boomerang Tournament 2014)
- Endurance, even if I didn't get a place of this category. hehehe...
ABC : Do you sell boomerangs ?
FH : I do sell the boomerang.
ABC : Is it easy to buy a boomerang in indonesia ?
FH : Yes, it is very easy to buy boomerang in Indonesia, especially boomerangs that made of plastic material
ABC : what medias are you using to share information (internet, blogs, facebook, youtube, other ?)
FH : I use the internet, facebook, instagram, and other social media
ABC : is it easy to find materials ( wood, plywood, plastic, fiber ) ?
FH : It's difficult to find plywood and fiber material but not for plastic (ABS, Polypropylene, PVC etc)
5th Boomerang tournament Indonesia results (PDF)
ABC Thank you Fadjar for this Interview !
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