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OTE Special - 800g, 600g Javelin | IN STOCK

by OTE
£639.75

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 Special javelin is for Top Club throwers, with a slightly lower distance rating than the XTRA.  It requires a good technical release, but is slightly more forgiving.

OTE Special Javelin options  

800g
  • Flex: 6.9
  • Distance Rating: 70m
  • World Athletics Certificate: 
    • Tailwind: I-14-0697
    • Headwind: I-08-0424

600g

  • 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.

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