This information was taken from Nordic Sport‘s official website.
As most of you will know, Nordic Sport is arguably the leading javelin designer out there. In exciting news, they recently announced they have made modification to their carbon range of javelins.
We have improved our 800g carbon javelins by making some changes in the production process.
We made the javelin stiffer in some parts of the javelin for better forgiveness in the release which also reduced the vibration in the javelins a lot.
This combination of improvements have resulted that throws which are not perfect in the release still go further than before. They have a larger sweet spot.
Comment from one of the great and well known coaches:
To throw far with the old [model], you had to hit the javelin very clean in the release. The new javelin flies further even in bad positions which was kind of weird. It didn’t affect so much if you missed the point or had too big angle of attack. Normal stiff carbon javelins don’t let you make mistakes in the release, but this one does.
The new javelins have been distributed to all great throwers during the spring and we have already seen some great throws, especially the one by Julius Yego‘s 91,39m [299’ 10″].
One has to wonder if this design improvement will last, or be shuffled to the bin of illegal marks by the IAAF like those thrown with Miklós Németh‘s rough-tailed implement.
In 1991 javelin tail roughening was banned and all records achieved with such javelins were nullified.
Leading marks with the rough-tailed javelin:
01.) 96,96m Seppo Räty FIN
02.) 94,74m Jan Zelezný CZE
03.) 91,36m Steve Backley GBR
04.) 90,84m Raymond Hecht GER
05.) 90,82m Kimmo Kinnunen FIN
06.) 87,40m Tom Petranoff USA
07.) 87,36m Raymond Hecht GER
08.) 87,08m Vladimir Sasimovich BLR
09.) 87,06m Juha Laukkanen FIN
10.) 87,00m Peter Borglund SWE
11.) 86,32m Mick Hill GBR
12.) 85,58m Patrik Bodén SWE
13.) 85,52m Dag Wennlund SWE
14.) 85,30m Einar Vilhjálmsson ISL
15.) 85,18m Gavin Lovegrove NZL
16.) 85,08m Radoman Scekic SRB