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OTE Special Javelin | 800g, 600g

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The OTE Special Javelin is carefully manufactured for top club and county level throwers.  It has a slightly lower distance rating than the OTE XTRA and requires a good technical release, but is slightly more forgiving.  Available in both headwind and tailwind options.  

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

OTE Special Javelin options  

  • Flex: 6.9
  • Distance Rating: 70m
  • World Athletics Certificate: 
    • Tailwind: I-14-0697
    • Headwind: I-08-0424


  • Flex: 6.9
  • Distance Rating: 50m
  • World Athletics Certificate:
    • Tailwind: I-14-0693
    • Headwind: I-14-0692


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.


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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We have partnered with top UK javelin coach David Turner to review your throwing and recommend specific implements personalised to you.  Find out how here

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.