This javelin comes standard with a plastic grip that is easy to dry off in wet conditions but doesn’t have the exact feel of a regular javelin grip. It’s really a matter of personal preference; we have customers who have thrown over 80m with this grip. This javelin meets the USATF specifications for the “Aerojav.”
Designed by Finnish Olympic Javelin Champion Tapio Korjus, this safe javelin is light (450 grams), flexible and easy on the elbow and shoulder.
Watch a video comparing the flight of the Finnflier™ to the flight of an 800 gram javelin.
Throwers who need to train for good javelin flights love the Finnflier’s revealing flight characteristics – the differences between good and bad flights is obvious, and the thrill of “catching” a nice flight is encouraging and fun. Durable, and with just the right dimensions and balance, the Finnflier® has a “feel” that transfers to the men’s and women’s javelins seamlessly.
Getting enough throws in training to really master the javelin flight can be a problem with regular weight javelins. But by first throwing the Finnflier® to find the best flight line without straining the arm, then switching to the regulation weight javelin, the thrower can get a sense that good flights are within reach.