The Finnflier®, Finland’s flight training javelin.
The Finnflier® teaches great flights and is easy on the arm.
Finnflier® – Standard Grip
This javelin comes standard with a plastic grip that is easy to dry off in wet conditions, but doesn’t have the exact feel of a regular javelin grip. It’s really a matter of personal preference; we have customers who have thrown over 80 m with this grip.
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Finnflier® – 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.
More Information About the Finnflier®
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.
Javelin in 5 Minutes
- NCAA Champion Brittany Aanstadt.
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.
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.
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!
These simple printouts have none of the hassles associated with video playback because they’re instantly accessible at a glance. The products come to you, in your email, as a jpg file you can download and print. Give them to your athletes or post them on the wall.
HS Girls’ Javelin – 164’4″/50.08m (Sequence Sheet)
HS Boys’ Javelin – 217’1″/66.18m (Sequence Sheet)