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OTE Competition Tailwind - 800g, 600g Javelin


The Competition Tailwind is an elite javelin, comparable to the Nordic Valhalla and Nemeth Classic.  OTE javelins are increasing in popularity with some of the world's top throwers and we are sure we'll see more of these in the international field over the coming years.  Handmade in the USA in the tradition of javelin pioneer Dick Held.  

The Competition Tailwind is an elite implement, suitable for athletes with a highly technical release and less power.

OTE Competition Javelin options  

  • Flex: 6.3
  • Distance Rating: 90m
  • World Athletics Certified: I-99-0067


  • Flex: 6.1
  • Distance Rating: 70m
  • World Athletics Certified: I-99-0075


The headwind version is available on request, with a 6-8 week 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