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Kosmik Lunatik
Location: mass
Member Since: 6th Jul 2001
Total posts: 58
Posted:Hey whats up guys and girls. Have any of you ever thought about trying for the olympics in the field of the hammer throw. It's kinda like the discus throw, except a ball/weight is attached to the end of rope like string, and you twirl it around and throw it. Just wondering. Just thought it might be the next step for some people. Bye Bye.Matty

Location: Rochester, NY, USA
Member Since: 19th Jun 2001
Total posts: 442
Posted:Next step from what?
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the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:Whipping Boy! Geez!
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With as much as I mess up and my poi go flying it truly does seem as if I am trying for the hammer toss. However, have you ever lifted one of those things? Now, it was *years* ago when I tried (and was friends with kids on field and track) but even my heaviest poi now don't compare to what I remember it's weight to be but maybe I was just wimpy.
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KL, I don't know if you were being serious but I thought it was a good, yet funny, suggestion!Does that mean the staffers could go for javalin toss?------------------Pele Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir...http://www.pyromorph.com

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Kinudin (Soul Fyre)
Location: San Diego, California, USA
Member Since: 21st Dec 2001
Total posts: 1325
Posted:Staff and javolin toss? *hmm's* Good idea*shuffles outside to try it and crushes a window*Darn. Don't work. Maybe on the field
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Whiffle Squeek
Whiffle Squeek

Location: Hartford, CT USA
Member Since: 29th Oct 2001
Total posts: 416
Posted:god, hammer is one of the scariest thigs ive ever seen. I was helping out at an olympic qualifying track meet and somehow got roped into measuring the hammer. tose throwers spin around damn fast, and when they mess, up, the hammer will hit the ground, but since theyre going so fast, theyll continue on the revolutions despite the fact the spin is totally off plane now. and then when they let go with absolutely no control, the things goes anywhere it damn well pleases, and everyone ducks even though id doesnt get outside of the cage (one actually got stuck up in the mesh about 20 feet above the ground) but if one of those hits you, youwould die, i dont know exactly how heavy they are, but im gonna say over ten pounds, and with a good throw, they implant themselves solidly in the ground, no part of the ball visible...very scary, im just glad i wasnt the one out in the feild holding the tape, i just had to make sure it was in the center of the circle...so yeah, asides from the weight on the wire, they are quite different from poi...

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