FinnFlier
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FinnFlier

5 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings
(8 customer reviews)

£55.00

The FinnFlier is the flight-training javelin from Finland, which affords the thrower the opportunity to learn how to throw the Javelin in a safe and controlled fashion whilst gaining valuable flight feedback.  At 177cm long it is similar in length to a standard Javelin and weighs 470g.


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Product Description

The FinnFlier is the flight-training javelin from Finland, which affords the thrower the opportunity to learn how to throw the Javelin in a safe and controlled fashion whilst gaining valuable flight feedback.  At 177cm long it is similar in length to a standard Javelin and weighs 470g.

The FinnFlier possesses the shaft length which allows the safe plastic point to sit by the head in the same way a Javelin does as well as offering a soft flex rating and a safe, plastic tapered tail. Given that it is made in Finland (the home of Javelin Throwing), ensures that you truly are benefitting from years of Javelin success, research and passion all encapsulated in one fantastic product. The FinnFlier is the only safe Javelin on the market today, that really does fly like a Javelin, unlike many other supposed flight-training devices available.

Given the flexibility of the FinnFlier it is so easy on the elbow and shoulder, which are obvious common injury sites for Javelin Throwers of all levels. Due to the fact the FinnFlier is shorter than a standard Javelin, it is therefore more responsive to inefficient throws therefore exaggerates the fault of the thrower. The thrower can take more throws in a typical session, thus the feedback from the flight can be a teaching tool, which can create a greater feel when transferring back to the Javelin.

At Sightline Performance, our target is to get as many young throwers in schools and clubs training with the FinnFlier to not only learn how to throw the Javelin correctly in a safe and controlled manner, but also to identify much needed talent for our event in the UK. For the more experienced throwers can use it to find the ‘flight-line’ to assist in finding the perfect flight when switching back to their respective competitive implement.

8 reviews for FinnFlier

  1. 5 out of 5

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    FinnFliers have been a great training aid for my return to throwing, after a period of injury. They are more forgiving than a javelin on the shoulder and elbow joints. The fact they are shorter in length forces me to focus on the flight path and alignment of the throw.

    Overall the FinnFliers has and continues to be a great javelin training tool for me.

  2. 5 out of 5

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    Such a fantastic product. I have struggled in the past to complete a javelin session due to an ongoing shoulder problem, but work with this as part of rehab has been brilliant. Being an Heptathlete, the javelin is not my one and only event and I do believe this has helped me develop the fundamental skills and techniques – especially in terms of the flight of the javelin!! I cannot wait to use the FinnFlier on a more regular basis when my training plan changes! Thank you!

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Superb product, my athletes love them, Great as a coach to be able to watch the flight of the javelin and correct throwing techniques of all ages. Will buy again soon. Exellent!!!!

  4. 5 out of 5

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    My daughter got a Finnflier at the UK Javelin Carnival in 2015. It is such a valuable teaching aid, it has helped her loads and we use it down at Basildon AC with athletes from age 8 to 60!

  5. 5 out of 5

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    Firstly, can I thank you for the training javelins. They are fantastic!
    They are so easy and safe to use we find that we are offering javelin throwing almost every session!
    We are definitely going to budget to get some more next year.

  6. 5 out of 5

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    The FinnFlier is lot easier on the joints and gives you good feedback with flight. I wouldn’t have been able to throw 800g indoor javelins but the FinnFlier was a perfect compromise and allows me to complete an extra 20 throws in a session.

  7. 5 out of 5

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    Athletics Northern Ireland use the FinnFlier javelin to introduce javelin to children of 8 years and above. The FinnFliers have allowed us to include much more throwing in our regional multi-event initiatives and our community coaches travel to schools, clubs and local leisure centres with them. Both athletes and coaches have found the FinnFlier versatile and safe whilst also promoting good throwing technique. This product has broken down some of the barriers to coaching throws and will attract more children into the sport.

  8. 5 out of 5

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    I have found the Finnflier a great training tool. Working with Commonwealth Games multi-eventers, the Finnfliers has been a great training aid when introducing the Javelin to the programme. Due to the lightness and durability of the flier we have been able to increase the number of throws in each session, thus accelerating learning in the throw.
    I believe this product would really help younger athletes in the development of technique without the added weight and also for the more developed athletes to fine tune their throwing during longer sessions. If you are coaching throws I would definitely recommend adding the Finnflier to your equipment wish list. A really great training tool!

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