Quote from 70footer
haha...they say if ya hang around long enough you will be considered an expert and very wise....or in my case , just watched alot of TV...
mmm, my senses tell me you are under 25 years of age "Montana" ...the video on nightline you ask about was from the 1984 superbowl and was an APPLE computer commercial...the scene of the woman throwing a hammer into a large television screen is suppossed to be sybollic of Apple crashing thru the old gaurd leadership of IBM , while using the backdrop of George Orwells book "1984"... it is a classic commercial and is considered one of the best commercials and widely viewed of alltime in the advertising industry.
Next week we will discuss the subject "Who is Lynyrd Skynyrd , Jethro Tull, And Pink Floyd anyway?"
published at Feb 14th 2008 1:01am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from M-FMatt
Anyone who can not name at least 10 Pink Floyd songs should be banned from this site! Comfortably Numb still makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up and it was part of my pre-meet music selection.
published at Feb 14th 2008 1:18am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from tomsonite
"Next week we will discuss the subject "Who is Lynyrd Skynyrd , Jethro Tull, And Pink Floyd anyway?""
I'm not quite 22 and I enjoy all those bands, do I win something??
published at Feb 14th 2008 1:43am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from tongajack
My 15 yr. old son Nuku has Run Like Hell and Comfortably Numb on his pre-throw playlist now. All is not lost with the new generation. Only difference now is its on an Ipod not a cassett player.
published at Feb 14th 2008 2:16am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Kap
I did all my visualization training listening to "Animals"; of course listened to the same tape for meets for the Pavlovian effect it gave.
I still get amped to throw everytime I hear a dog bark/howl.
published at Feb 14th 2008 2:30am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Milak
Thought I posted this before, but here is a link to the throws center here in Portland.
Things are starting to take shape and I will post updates about events and comps.
published at Feb 14th 2008 2:55am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from CoachW
WHen I got here (this new job) I was told the "old" circle was redone to a double circle but the sector converged with the jav sector at 120' so they poured a new circle on the other side of the field to allow for simultaneous contests. Both the "old" and now new pads have the hammer ring in the front and the discus ring in the back. I talked to my head coach today who informed me that he thought it was wrong but that the former assistant insisted that was right and showed him specs to confirm it. Both myself and the head coach are confused and 100% positive that the hammer ring should be in the back. We have yet to find any specs or drawings supporting this. Does anyone know about this? If UCS or Gill or someone screwed up the specs (which I doubt) then people are following the wrong info. I might say this is only our problem, but this isnt the first time I have seen this.
published at Feb 14th 2008 3:39am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from FSUThrower
I have competed at some colleges where the hammer ring was in front of the discus ring.
I went to a small DIII school in New York State, and some of the colleges we competed at had the hammer circle in front of the discus circle. I always thought that it was weird, but never really questioned it.
I am interested to see if there is a rule about this, or if it is to the college/universities discretion on how to set up their throwing area.
published at Feb 14th 2008 4:15am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from jayess
The IIAF Rules specify that the hammer ring should be behind the discus ring when a two-ring set-up is used. The NCAA rules allow a two-ring set-up, but don't proscribe which ring should be behind the other
published at Feb 14th 2008 4:30am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from justin24
does any one have a site with the qualifying standards and all the info about entering the meet because im pretty sure i have a qualifying mark and i just need to know how to enter and other qualifying marks.
published at Feb 14th 2008 4:49am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Tony Dziepak
The pre-2004 cages had the discus in the back. You had a 6-panel discus only, a 7-panel hammer only, and an 8-panel hammer-discus. See usatf.org Go to about, rules, illustrations, Fig. 13.
Intuitively, you might think the hammer is in back because it's more dangerous, but the hammer escape angle shifts more greatly for left-handed vs. right-handed throwers due to the fact that the ball of the hammer is a greater distance offset from the circle center at release (fingertips for discus vs. fingertips plus 4' for hammer). So hammer has to be in front to let the hammers out on one side, and the other side is closed with the movable panel. Also, the discus requires less room from the back of the ring to the net.
The new IAAF cages use an identical 9-panel cage for both concentric and front-back circle configurations. In this case, the hammer is in the back, and is in the same spot regardless of whether the discus is concentric or in front. The cage is designed around the hammer. The new IAAF cages are crazy expensive due to their length and height. See USATF rulebook illustrations Fig. 12
My opinion is front-back configs lend themselves to require a more expensive cage, and thus concentric circles are preferred--just make sure hammer throwers always use an insert in the back during practice so that they don't ding the discus rim.
published at Feb 14th 2008 4:56am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Montana
You are a year off. 26
Give me a break, I only get two and a half stations on the TV with the bunny ears.
Have you thrown 70 or is that your age?
Thank you for your vast array of knowledge!
published at Feb 14th 2008 5:55am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from 70footer
Yes "Montana" you DO win something, an education on the proper use of Rock n Roll in your throwing....ok ...here we go, first the names of these bands I mentioned , right! well, Lynyrd Skynyrd is NOT a person IN the band , they were named after thier math teacher Leonard Skinner , who was a disciplinarian that hated rock music, but hated even more being named for a rock band! ....Pink Floyd is also NOT a person in the band ,they were originally named the TEA SET, yet they went to a gig to find another band there with the same name so they changed on the spot to PINK FLOYD after thier favorite blues guitarists Pink Anderson and Floyd Council...but some would tell you otherwise that Pink Floyd is a drug induced state of mind. as far as Jethro Tull...who cares , haha.
SO you will need to know some Skynyrd songs, Pink Floyd songs, and of course Van Halen, and Ac/Dc too....good ass kickin rock n roll like that is worth at LEAST 2 feet in the shot put!!!
and no I never did throw 70 officially, just on video and warming up, so your second lesson is when you are 26 sometimes you listen TOO MUCH to the coach instead of going out and doing what you really know how to do inside....and nobody can show you that road better than good music!!
published at Feb 14th 2008 6:33am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/