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  • Nike Shoes for Sale

    Jason Young - - "The Ring" archive

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    The above pair of Nike Zoom Rotational 5 shoes was sold. Here is another one if anyone is interested. Nike Zoom Rotational 5 Elite Throwing Shoe- Sold by USA OLYMPIAN, size 13, NEW?

  • Nike Shoes for Sale

    Jason Young - - "The Ring" archive

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    Hello Throwers and Coaches. I wanted to make anyone interested aware of 2 auctions that I have going for some zoom Zoom Rotational Shoes and Nike Elite Javelin Shoes. Both Pair Brand New and never used, Nike Prototypes from 2014. If you are a member on Throwholics,contact me directly if interested at discusdynamics@gmail.com Nike Zoom Rotational 5 Elite Throwing Shoe Sold by USA Olympian Size 13 New | eBay Nike Zoom Javelin Elite Throwing Spikes Sold by USA Olympian Size 13 New | eBaysocial.thro…

  • Throwing Shoes

    Jason Young - - The World

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    Quote from GTheo: “Quote from Matt Marcoccia: “Quote from GTheo: “I apologize if this has been asked and answered previously, but does anyone know the differences between the Nike Zoom SD and the Zoom Rival SD? (Besides the price.....hahaha! I know I'm cheap.) I'm just curious if one shoe's sole is made differently than the other, or if the only difference is in the upper. I would be using these for hammer and weight, as I know it makes a difference. I currently have Zoom SD's that are excellent…

  • Fixed-Feet/ Non-Reverse Throwing

    Jason Young - - The World

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    i think that [articledefinition=2]Schult[/articledefinition] was using fixed feet even before he was reversing. I know there is footage of the first world championships 1983 and him throwing with fixed feet then. I like using fixed feet for bout 50% of full training throws as I lead to the season, sometime 70%. then I typically use it a bit less, maybe 30% in the season. In college my best throws ever warming up and practice all came from fixed feet. I've always been good at it but have never co…

  • Jason Young (USA) | news & notes

    Jason Young - - The World

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    Hi Dirk, Just realized that this was here. I will update you on my current form and progress. I had my first meet scheduled for march 22 but had to pass due to slight adductor issue.. Started my season april 5 and threw 63.75m and competed again on april 12 and threw 64.36m. i was planning for 2 competitions april 30th and May 3rd but the first has been cancelled. So I will report back after the may 3rd competiton. I feel that my condition is ready for 66m but I have been a bit passive with some…

  • Good question. The aerodynamic characteristic of discus would make it more difficult. Many more factors.... this is a good project!

  • Shoes, tops (usually 3-4 choices), bottoms, long drifit shorts, short shorts, long tights, short tights, track pants...: do have to say personally, the USA team drifit T is better than the race kit T. Fits better! Better material You must wear shoes and top for sure....no non nike logos.

  • I'm not saying you should.. I'm just saying that they don't pay everybody to wear it! Many people assume that. I do have to tell you that there are multiple uniforms types that you can wear. It can be as comfortable as shorts and a tshirt if you like. It just has to be the raceday kit. I have prefered to throw in the shorts or track pants msot fo my career. I prefer a loose feeling around the crotch! Usually Reese does the shorts.... I remember Adam Nelson talking about how much gear Reese wears…

  • most guys starting out are wearing it virtually for free

  • Hi Norm. Yes, shoes are the same...what's funny is that we get the kits around this time of year. They are usually made available before Penn and Drake Relays for television. I have a drawn blueprint of what the new uniform will be like and colors. We will typically get all shoes and sometimes there will be multiple per year. I really don't think there is much organization to this besides the timing. In 2012 I got three different color schemes of shoes and a couple prototypes of different soles …

  • The vests and uniform that you see are the Nike elite competition race kits. Each sponsor has a race day kit for it's elite athletes. This is done for the purpose of advertising the brand on television. It seems quite silly that the consumer can't purchase this gear but you can not. Some of the shoes that go with the uniforms make it to the mainstream market but that is it. Many of the ones they send us as a protoype or as a match for our uniforms never are available to the general public. Sorry

  • Discus Grip

    Jason Young - - The World

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    I have experimented with this grip s bit. A few notes: - lever is shortened a bit (likely not significant) - control while moving is increased - likely transfer more energy - transfer into spinning action is less smooth. Reading from the Facebook group post, some are attributing Okoye's ability to do this to him being a world class athlete, and it being a mistake...I DO NOT BUY INTO THIS. He may have had issues holding and spinning the discus and found this a better solution to apply force. He o…

  • How Much Money do Throwers Make?

    Jason Young - - The World

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    Hi Norm, its true! if you have a wonderful season you could make a good amount but the difference can me huge between the have and have nots.our shottputers have done well from time to time but that is with competing at a lot of top compeitions to make money. the runners are generally paid much more as a base. throwers do not get much money on base contracts, most money is earned competing or as bonuses. right now the diamond league has simply dissolved the 2nd tier meets so they have a monopoly…

  • I remember watching Storl for the first time in 2010 at the train station competition i Zurich. That day he was surely throwing near 20m from the stand throw. At the time he finished officially at 20.08, but it was obvious that he was a force to be reckoned in the near future. I was quite impresses initially with his levels of fitness. Power, coordination, and even aesthetically.

  • Throwing Shoes

    Jason Young - - The World

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    Nike has been working to get us lined up with matching uniforms and shoes. I think it is more difficult for them but so far its been decently ssuccessful. We as athletes run through the prototypes. I know they are experimenting with different materials and colors, which for soles the combo actually makes a big difference for grip and wear.

  • Personal Sacrifices for Success

    Jason Young - - Bierzelt

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    Word of Wisdom from Steve Backley "The common perception of top sports people is that they have to make huge sacrifices to reach the top. But if you're in pursuit of your dreams, there aren't any sacrifices, because you're doing exactly what you want to do" If your mates are going down the pub on a Friday night but you have to have an early night because you've got to be down the track early on Saturday morning, that's not a sacrifice. I certainly never felt I was making a sacrifice, because I w…

  • Balancing Family for Success

    Jason Young - - Bierzelt

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    Norm, I think that this can be done well. I think as athletes we tend to think about things from a limited perspective. I know Anthony Washington was able to throw, have a full time job, and several kids. I think family makes you realize what you need to do vs. What is nice to do. I know many throwers that used family as an excuse for quitting the sport, then proceeded to get involved in a coaching career. The coaching career generally called for more travel, more hours away from home, but provi…

  • The NCAA, Oregon and Nike...

    Jason Young - - U23

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    i agree with Sean Denard. when i was in college i competed at outdoor ncaa at 4 different locations, vastly different. during the time i competed as a collegian, there where 5 different locations. right now it seems that you can only compete at maybe 2 locations. Im glad to see that USATF is attempting Sacramento again. the Olympic trials went well there i thought.....it has almost been ten years! i still fell Eugene is hands down the best place to compete. When you hear the students responds to…

  • Winter Throwing

    Jason Young - - The World

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    Dirk, that's a great idea! It isn't below zero Fahrenheit in lubbockLubbock, Texas today. Had a bit of a cool front move in, so at the start of training it is 14 Fahrenheit/ -10celsius this morning. I feel quite lucky though. There is very little wind and no precipitation.... beautiful! Training gear: 1 Pair Snowboarding socks 2 pairs long tight sweat pants for warmup 1 Short sleeve 1 longsleeve sweat jacket for warmup ear and mouth cover bunch of caffeine lets have a blast! Good luck to those u…

  • I fully agree with circumstantial reasons to throw into a net. i never miss training unless outside there is a a death threat lol. l just think that for folks who have the facility to do so, circumstances always tend to favor the inside during winter and if there is no open space, they favor the net. In college i found all types of excuses during winter to throw inside. (Different frame of mind, same location) 1. Cold = default to net 2. Wind = default 3. Rain = default 4. Tired from lifting 5. …