Games: Up in the Air

It was inevitable, of course, that someone would invent a boomerang shaped like a space station, which can be flown by an eight-year-old. The someone is William C. Knox Jr., and all the indications are that he is about to become rich while the rest of the world ducks.

Knox's brainchild, the Orbiteer, is to the Frisbie* what the Fairlane is to the model T. An 18-in. soft-plastic disk of six blades extending from the hub, with a handle shaped like the ionizer of a space station, it is thrown into the wind on an axis perpendicular to the...

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