Posts by rblevinski

    I'm currently a third year engineering student at Virginia Tech. Unfortunately, I don't have much free time at the moment, however, I would be willing to give this a shot. I imagine that the most difficult challenge will be making sure the weight is correct. It may also be difficult to get my hands on a printer that can do the whole plate in a single run (most of the printers at my disposal won't be able to do the whole side plate in one go, which would result in two prints). I actually have a discus with wooden plates that is starting to fall apart. I will run a trial with my own disc and update as I go.

    Hello, my name is Rudy and I am a junior in high school. I throw mostly shot put and discus. I recently began to make the transition from glide to spin for shot put and have run into quite a few errors as will be apparent in my videos. My first question is, should I continue to try to spin, or should I focus on the glide for now? I'm sorry my videos are not higher quality as I usually do not have anyone to video tape my throws. I have attached a video of a glide as well as a spin (both from practice) for critique. In the future, I may add videos of my discus throw, but for now, I would like to keep it concentrated on shot put. It should be noted that my PR for shot put is 41' 11.5" using a glide however; on one occasion, I threw a 41' 1.5" from the power position. If anyone would be able to help, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.


    Glide: http://youtu.be/pYWnu3g5Mpo


    Spin: http://youtu.be/AahM0k6JakQ