Either way, at least his boomerang does damage >.<
Seriously. That's been pissing me off for a while now because I used to use the boomerang just before charging in to knock people off their rhythm. Gale Boomerang does nothing...
Melee Link could throw his boomerang before a quick character charged him so it would break their combo when it returned to him. He could chuck bombs at it to make them fall straight down. It did a decent amount of damage and made opponents flinch.
Gale boomerang drags characters toward you randomly so they can kick your ass.