"The Ring" archive entries from Jun 15th 2008

  • Quote from Payne

    in all fairness to the organizers they invested a good chunk of money into the hammer ring at hayward and allowed lance to build it. there is no other cage like it. the usatf's athlete advisory council agreed at the 2005 annual meeting that it would be better to have the cage outside of the stadium in order to have the event at prime time. however they did promise also to have live video of the hammer so that fans inside the stadium could watch it. you're only the red-headed stepchild if you feel like it. i believe shakespeare said that, but don't quote me.

    published at Jun 15th 2008 1:18am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from Jim Jones

    I do not think that countering is the most essential aspect to throwing 80+m. If that is so, it seems that most Americans would be throwing farther since that is all most American hammer guys think of. I believe some of the Soviet athletes focused more on pushing the hammer. Yes, it is important to avoid standing up in the final turns but the best hammer coaches in the world focus more on pushing the ball than anything else. I know Sedych and Bondarchuk will both tell you that pushing is the most important part of an 80m throw.

    published at Jun 15th 2008 5:32am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from Paul Buschman

    Please keep the people of Iowa in your thoughts and prayers at this time. I know there are several Ringers from the Iowa City area including Norm Balke and myself. I've been fortunate in that my residence has not been affected by flooding but I'm not sure about Norm. Also the many great U. of Iowa throwers will be affected by this as the track complex is now completely under water.

    Paul Buschman

    published at Jun 15th 2008 6:00am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • published at Jun 15th 2008 6:06am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from jayess

    I know this has been posted before, and I should have copied it so I could have it, but I didn't. Is there anyone out there who can post the thrower's code or motto that goes something like:
    Why run when you can walk.
    Why walk when you can sit.
    etc, etc.

    It was pretty funny, and I would like to share it with some folks.

    published at Jun 15th 2008 6:54am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • published at Jun 15th 2008 7:56am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • published at Jun 15th 2008 8:18am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • published at Jun 15th 2008 8:40am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

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