Why 3 Turns are Harder Than 4

On this week’s podcast I mentioned some of the stories Nicola Vizzoni told about his competitive experiences at our recent Swiss Hammer training camp. Over dinner one night our discussion moved towards hammer throw technique and Vizzoni slowly laid out the case for why the three turn throw is harder than the four turn throw. By the time I finished dessert he had opened my eyes to the complexity of the seemingly simple technique.


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  1. Ja'Mar Watson
    Ja'Mar Watson says:

    I think the biggest thing about doing a toe turn is that it significantly simplifies the winds. With a heel turn, especially a 3 turn, the 2nd (or final) wind needs to be well out around the left and closer to the plane of the orbit. The toe turn is more like a final wind than a 1st turn, and with a good entry and execution it will accomplish many of those things on its own.

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