Turbojav - track and field equipment developed by Tom Petranoff. Tom is a former world men’s javelin throw world record holder. A throwing implement, the Turbojav is designed to develop the correct throwing technique. Used by USA Track and Field (USATF), the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), as well as the State Games of America (SGA).
Youths 10 and under, use the Turbojav in the USATF and SGA Mini Javelin events. AAU also uses the Turbojav in the Turbo Javelin event. A great tool to teach the basic fundamentals and mechanics of throwing the javelin. The Turbojav is also ideal for more advanced athletes. Use as a training implement to improve their accuracy and technique. Made of plastic with a soft, nonmarking nose, which allows it to be also thrown indoors.
Turbojavs come in various weights, from 300 grams to 600 grams. Elementary, Primary schools, and Special Olympics use 300/400g. Middle schools and some high schools use 500 and 600g. The 700g and 800g are for high schools, colleges, masters, elite, and Unified Sports. Each Turbojav comes in a variety of vibrant colors. Also, it breaks down into pieces for easy transportation.
TURBOJAV 300 (SKU TJ300)
The 300g is the lightest weighted Turbojav, it weighs 300 grams and is 28” long. This is the official weight in USATF Junior Olympics and SGA 7-8 and 9-10-year-old age divisions. As well as the official weight of the AAU 8-under-age division. High school athletes of all ages use the 300g to practice as it is lighter and less demanding on the arm and elbow. This weight allows for target practice to gain the basic skills needed to throw far. The lighter weight allows for speed training as well as learning about “the whip”. The 300g is where athletes start the basics and then work their way up to the 600g and 700g TurboJavelins. Measures: 28", Diameter: 1.5"
TURBOJAV 400 (SKU TJ400)
The 400g Turbojav weighs 400 grams and is 28” long. This is the official weight in AAU Junior Olympics 9-10 and 11-12-year-old age divisions. Also, this is the official weight at the European club level. It is a great product to train with as you get stronger and need more weight. Measures: 28", Diameter: 1.5"
TURBOJAV 500 (SKU TJ500)
The 500g Turbojav weighs 500 grams and is 42” long. The USA, Canadian middle schools, and South African primary use this weighted Turbojav. As well as the Peru secondary school athletes. As the length starts to increase the difficulty of the throw increases as well. This is a great tool to use to start with before you are introduced to the TurboJavelins and real Javelins. Measures: 42", Diameter: 1.5"
TURBOJAV 600 (SKU TJ600)
The 600g Turbojav weighs 600 grams like the real women's Javelin and comes in either 42” or 72” in length. Although this is not the same length as the women's Javelin it will fly the same distance if not further. Training with the 600g will help teach the athlete before they move on to the real women's Javelin. Measures: 42", Diameter: 1.5"
TURBOJAVELIN 700 (SKU TJ700)
The 700g Turbojav weighs 700 grams and is 72” long. This Turbojavelin is between the weight of the men's and women's Javelin. This is a great product for women to use for heavier throwing while training. The TurboJavelin is harder to throw as you must throw through the point. This Turbo Javelin will correct athletes' form. It does this by not flying far when they throw incorrectly. The Turbo Javelin will wobble if the athlete cannot throw through the point. Or, if they throw with misdirection of power. It is a great corrective tool. Measures: 78", Diameter: 1.5"
TURBOJAVELIN 800 (SKU TJ800)
The 800g Turbojav weighs 800 grams like the real men's javelin and is 72” long. This Turbo Javelin is a great training tool for women to use as a heavy implement. This creates the feeling of their 600g feeling a lot lighter when they throw. Men use this as a training tool to learn to throw through the point and not around their center of gravity. This Turbo Javelin will correct athletes' form. It does this by not flying far when they throw incorrectly. The Turbo Javelin will wobble if the athlete cannot throw through the point. Or, if they throw with misdirection of power. It is a great corrective tool. Measures: 78", Diameter: 1.5"