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.