Top 5 Javelin Brands
What are the most popular javelin brands?
- Nordic Sport Javelins
- Nemeth Javelins
- OTE Javelins
- Pacer Javelins
- True-Flight Javelins
1. Nordic Sport Javelins
Nordic Javelins have a well established brand within the sport of track and field; these famous javelins were initially manufactured in Sweden. In 1973 Nordic Sport officially took over production over these now famous javelins. The javelins are crafted using carbon, metal, aluminium, and glass fiber. Nordic Javelins are often used at the professional level and athletes using Nordic Javelins have won more Olympic and World Champion medals than any other javelin brand.
This brand currently offers a wide range of javelins ranging in length and material depending on the needs of the athlete, but they offer javelins for athletes of all skill levels.
2. Nemeth Javelins
Nemeth Javelins first became popular due to their "rough surface." Their javelins are made from aluminium, but some are also made from all-carbon composites javelins as well. The company has been manufacturing javelins and other track and field equipment since the late 1980s and these javelins are also used in Olympic and World Championship events. The company prides itself on extraordinary attention to detail and quality.
Nemeth Javelins correspond to rules and regulations set by the International Association of Athletic Federation and fifteen different javelins made by the brand have received IAAF certificates. These javelins are often recommended to beginner throwers, students, and combined event athletes.
3. OTE Javelins
OTE Javelins are the choice of elite throwers around the world and all their equipment is made by hand in the United States. OTE's artisans follow in the steps of legendary craftsman Dick Held (biggest name in javelin development). The brand made its way onto the spotlight in recent years capturing records at the Olympic games and World Championships.
OTE offers two different models of javelins, the headwind and tailwind versions. The headwind version has a streamlined tip to help it cut through the air which is better for power throwers who lack precision. The tailwind version has a thicker, more blunt tip that increases the surface area of the javelin. These are better for finesse throwers, who lack great power.
4. Pacer Javelins
Pacer javelins are crafted to the same degree and expertise as OTE javelins, but are designed to have a more generous tolerance. These javelins are built for durability and high performance and are often used by professional athletes and coaches.
Pacer offers a wide range of different javelins ranging in weight, material, and length. Pacer javelins begin for distances around 130 feet (40 m) and go all the way up to 230 feet (70 m). The material of the tips can vary depending on the event and athlete, Pacer currently offers metal and rubber tips. The weight of their javelins can range from 500 grams up to 800 grams per pole.
5. True-Flight Javelins
True-Flight javelins tend to be the least expensive type of javelin on the market today and is recommended for high school athletes. These javelins are similar to others offered, but due to their low price point are great for coaches to allow their athletes more poles to practice on.
Currently True-Flight only offers one type of universal tip on all their javelins, but does give the options to adjust and customize the flexibility of the pole. True-flight javelins will typically cost in the range from $200 up to $250.