Inspecting Javelins

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From the Book of War

  • 1.4.7. Javelins must conform to all of the following:
    • 1.4.7.1. Must also pass as a Class 3 Weapon.
    • 1.4.7.2. The maximum weight is twenty-four (24) ounces.
    • 1.4.7.3. The minimum length is four (4) feet.
    • 1.4.7.4. The maximum length is seven (7) feet.
    • 1.4.7.5. Padded along the entire length.
    • 1.4.7.6. Must flex less than 90°. This is an exception to Appendix A, 1.3.5.
    • 1.4.7.7. Must have a yellow cover.

How to check Javelins

  • 1. Measure and weigh the weapon. If it does not conform to the rules listed above, the weapon fails. See Weighing Weapons.
  • 2. Feel along the shaft, checking for soft parts of the foam, called a sweet spot. Feel for breaks, rips, or core.
  • 3. Gently try and twist the head to make sure that the foam is secure to the core. Don't twist too hard, or you may damage the weapon. Javelin heads should be secure.
  • 4. Check the pommel to make sure that you cannot feel core. Bounce the pommel off a hard surface, such as a table, and listen for a hard sound. If it bounces back, it is safe.
  • 5. Throw the weapon. The tester should stand 15 feet (half draw) away. Aim for the middle of the back, and throw full force.
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