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OTE Full Countervail Carbon - 800g, 600g Javelin

by OTE

OTE javelins are preferred by some of the world's top throwers.  Handmade in the USA in the tradition of javelin pioneer Dick Held.  

The OTE carbon is the world's first one-piece carbon javelin.  A development from the iconic Legend Tailwind javelin, which was used by Jan Zelezny, this new full carbon javelin is OTE's stiffest javelin with a flex of 4.4. 

Choose either Tailwind or Headwind (see below). 

This javelin has the quickest dampening rate on the market, resulting in a longer flight with little to no vibration.

OTE Competition Javelin options  


  • Flex: 4.4
  • Improved thicker grip cord
  • World Athletics Certified: 


  • Flex: 5.4
  • Improved thicker grip cord
  • World Athletics Certified: 

     Please allow approximately 6 weeks for delivery


    What is the difference between a headwind and tailwind javelin?

    Headwind (H)
    A headwind version of an OTE javelin describes a streamlined tip designed to help cut through the wind. This javelin tip, because of its small surface area, will have self-correcting characteristics when a thrower misses the point, adding valuable distance to a missed throw. The headwind version is ideal for 'power' throwers who lack perfect technique but make up for it with strength and torque.

    Tailwind (T)
    A tailwind version of an OTE javelin describes a thicker, more blunted tip that increases the surface area in front of the javelin. When a thrower hits the point with a tailwind version of an OTE javelin, it will mimic the old rules style javelins, with a beautiful floating flight and greater distances. This tailwind version is ideal for 'finesse' throwers who lack high outputs of power, yet throw at a high technical level.

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