Bolas are primitive hunting tools made of leather and stones used to capture small game. The bola is usually made up of three strips of leather; two of equal length and one longer than the other two. Stones or other weighted objects are tied to the ends of the leather strips; two of equal weight on the equal lengths and a lighter one on the longer strap. The bola must be thrown in such a way as to allow the stones to spread out in the air evenly. If thrown correctly, the bola’s straps will wrap around its target and ensnare it.
Thrown from the Hip - Hold the bola with your index and middle finger between the straps, keeping the stones and straps separated.