NEW. . . The Finnflier™, Finland’s flight training javelin.
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Designed by Finnish Olympic Javelin Champion Tapio Korjus, this safe javelin is light (450 grams), flexible and easy on the elbow and shoulder.
Watch a video comparing the flight of the Finnflier™ to the flight of an 800 gram javelin.
Throwers who need to train for good javelin flights love the Finnflier’s revealing flight characteristics – the differences between good and bad flights is obvious, and the thrill of “catching” a nice flight is encouraging and fun. Durable, and with just the right dimensions and balance, the Finnflier™ has a “feel” that transfers to the men’s and women’s javelins seamlessly.
Getting enough throws in training to really master the javelin flight can be a problem with regular weight javelins. But by first throwing the Finnflier™ to find the best flight line without straining the arm, then switching to the regulation weight javelin, the thrower can get a sense that good flights are within reach.
Do not throw the Finnflier™ into a curtain; the tail might break. No javelin should be thrown into a curtain! Use throwing balls. I recommend the Flexible Throwing Balls sold by On Track.
For Women only, 400-700g, for Men only, 600-1.0kg.
Start light, work toward heaviest weights after a few weeks, then back to the regulation weights (600g for women, 800g for men) as the season begins. Throw the balls for strength, and throw Finnjavs™ outside whenever possible to learn best flights.
Finnflier™ Optional Cord Grip
This javelin comes with a cord grip that feels more like a standard javelin grip, but that will soak up water just like the grip on a standard javelin. It’s really a matter of personal preference.
Javelin in 5 Minutes
Optimized for the phone and tablet, this video provides a follow along javelin workout for beginning to intermediate throwers. It includes many drills and points of technique demonstrated by an NCAA Champion and Olympic Trials Qualifier. This video includes clips of top throwers for comparisons. Use it on the field for an instant reference.
NEW… Javelin Drills (Coach Clips™)
In this package there more than 25 clips of stretches, drills, medicine ball work, ball throwing, gymnastic exercises, weightlifting and throwing clips. Men throwing 250’-298’, and women throwers from 150’ – 208’. Side views, rear views, comparisons, and a rare 3-view clip with side, rear and top views. Important javelin angles and flight phases also.
Understanding and Coaching the Javelin (DVD)
An hour of high quality clips and analysis. Men and women, high school to internationalist. Warm up, stretching, drills and many throws — including stop action. Commentary by Duncan Atwood, 4x US Champion, 2x Olympian, ranked 3rd in the World; 308′ 7″ old rules, 271′ 5″ new rules.
Includes the following segments: Introduction — The Throw Explained — Movement Descriptions — High School Girls — High School Boys — Collegiate Men — Collegiate Women — World Class Men — World Class Women — Warm-up and Stretching — Drills — Weightlifting — Medicine Ball — Running — Ball Throwing — Throwing Practice — High School Throwing Plans
This DVD is an essential tool for all students of the javelin throw — and our shipping charge is much less than you’d pay elsewhere.
“One of the most valuable dimensions of the tape is that he shows examples of ‘weak’ technique and then makes concrete suggestions of how to make corrections…. I don’t think that you can have too many examples of world class throwers and he has brought together a wide variety of styles and approaches rather than the more traditional training tape approach of using just one athlete…. Great tape.” — Bruce Kennedy, Coach, 3-time Olympian in the javelin.
Understanding and Coaching the Javelin (PAL Format)
Thorkildsen Javelin Training (DVD)
Andreas Thorkildsen, 2004 Olympic Javelin Champion and 2006 European Champion, demonstrates his amazing gynnastics training program for the javelin. Includes throwing highlights from his #1 world ranking 2006 season, plus other top male throwers from 2006. 25 minutes.
Thorkildsen Javelin Training (PAL Format)
Javelin Comparisons (DVD)
240 Javelin Throws (DVD)
Half an hour of men’s and women’s javelin throws from Golden West, Mt. Sac, USATF, the Javelin Carnival in Phitipudas Finland and the 1997 WeltKlasse meet in Zurich. Includes Jan Zelezny in Tokyo, 1995. No narration or fluff; just lots of throws (some of which are also shown in “Understanding and Coaching the Javelin”).
240 Javelin Throws (PAL Format)
HS Girls’ Javelin – 164’4″/50.08m (Flipbook)
HS Boys’ Javelin – 217’1″/66.18m (Flipbook)
Women’s Javelin – 198’4″/60.46m (Flipbook)
Men’s Javelin – 295’8″/90.12m (Flipbook)
Men’s Javelin – 302’3″/92.12m (Flipbook)
About Our Sequence Sheets
Simple but effective, sequence sheets have been used for years to get athletes thinking about technique. Our very popular, High School Track and Field Sequence Sheets, are now available as jpgs. No more shipping or waiting!
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HS Girls’ Javelin – 164’4″/50.08m (Sequence Sheet)
HS Boys’ Javelin – 217’1″/66.18m (Sequence Sheet)