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Viking Javelin - 800g, 700g, 600g, 500g, 400g

by Nordic
£236.00
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The Nordic Viking Javelin is a reliable beginners javelin and one of our best sellers. 

A sensible javelin choice for throwers with distances up to 40m, the Viking is designed to land tip-down for beginner throws, increasing motivation in early throwers and supporting the teaching of good technique without injury.

Available options

  • 800g
    • flex 10.4
    • Recommended for the throwers with the capacity of 25-40 metres
    • Neuff Tier: Beginner
  • 700g
    • flex 10.7
    • Recommended for the throwers with the capacity of 20-35 metres
    • Neuff Tier: Beginner
  • 600g
    • flex 11.1
    • Recommended for the throwers with the capacity of 15-35 metres
    • Neuff Tier: Beginner
  • 500g
    • flex 11.6
    • Neuff Tier: Beginner
  • 400g
    • flex 11.9
    • Neuff Tier: Intermediate Club


Stiffness

The stiffer the javelin, the less it will flex/vibrate in the air and will result in less air drag.  The down side is that it puts a lot more strain on the upper body.  A soft javelin flexes/vibrates a lot, which can also be a very good thing is you are a less skilled thrower.

Aerodynamics

This is the difference between throwing an iron pipe and a fine tuned javelin.  The two most driving factors when it comes to the cost of a javelin is the choice of material & fine tuning of the geometry.  Nordic have invested a lot of time to find the best aerodynamics for the longest flight depending of the stiffness & balance.

Balance

 Balance together with aerodynamics will decide when in flight at a given velocity the javelin will turn it's tip towards the ground.  If your javelin has a tendency to land flat you should try a javelin with lower level aerodynamics and balance.



NEED HELP TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT JAVELIN?

For a more detailed explanation of the different ratings and systems between various javelins, take a look at our "How To Choose A Javelin" video below.

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CERTIFIED BY WORLD ATHLETICS

800g: I-04-0308
700g: I-04-0307
600g: I-04-0306
500g: I-12-0547

Please check the weight specification for the correct weight for your gender and age

 

Please note: Javelins sent beyond mainland UK incur additional carriage charges.  This unfortunately includes all parts of the UK which are separated by water, e.g. Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands, the Channel Islands, Isle of Wight, etc.  Please contact us for a delivery quote.