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Old 03-30-13, 03:34 PM
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Shot question

4k girls high school shots. Is 95 mm the smallest diameter available?

And where do you find smaller diameter shots at a reasonable price?
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Old 03-31-13, 10:04 AM
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4k girls high school shots. Is 95 mm the smallest diameter available?

And where do you find smaller diameter shots at a reasonable price?
Not sure why you would want one smaller, 9.50cm is the smallest you can legally throw.
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Old 03-31-13, 10:31 AM
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Not sure why you would want one smaller, 9.50cm is the smallest you can legally throw.
Why wouldn't you want a smaller one. It fits into their hands much easier and everytime we've borrowed a smaller one our girls have thrown a foot or two further.

What is the benefit of throwing a bigger shot?
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Old 03-31-13, 04:43 PM
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The benefit to throwing a bigger shot is that you typically get a much better flick on the ball due to being able to have the ball on your fingers and not so much in the palm. A majority of the throwers I work with like the larger shots better and see better results with them.

As for buying a 95mm shot, look at the typical places you buy track and field equipment. You might want to look at brass shots to get one that size.

everythingtrackandfield.com
vsathletics.com
ontrack.com
gill.com

are all good places to start
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Old 03-31-13, 04:58 PM
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Yeah, I've found the smaller shots online, I guess I wasn't figuring on $137; meanwhile our other shots cost $16, quite a disparity.
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Old 03-31-13, 07:28 PM
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Yeah, I've found the smaller shots online, I guess I wasn't figuring on $137; meanwhile our other shots cost $16, quite a disparity.
I just want to reiterate run4life's comment. By rule, the minimum diameter for a 4kg girls' shot is 9.50 centimeters. Don't complain when it is denied by the head field judge.
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Old 03-31-13, 08:05 PM
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Altor, 95mm mentioned by bigfishsmallpond is the same as 9.50cm which Run4Life says is legal, so why would the head field judge deny it.
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Old 03-31-13, 08:28 PM
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Original question was where to get smaller shots at a reasonable price. If you are looking for a practice shot, use 8 lb or 6lb. If you are looking for a competition shot, 9.50 is the smallest and they are on the expensive side because they are individually milled to meet the diameter and specific weight.
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Old 03-31-13, 09:27 PM
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Obviously I meant the smallest shot that could be legally thrown.

Not sure why there would be an issue with the diameter if it met both the weight and diameter requirements.
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Old 03-31-13, 10:00 PM
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From NFHS rule book, which is used by the OHSAA, page 46...

Girls Competition
Weight (minimum) (4.0 kg)
Diameter (minimum) 3 3/4 in.(9.50 cm)
(maximum) 4 in. (11.00 cm)

Try here, $90.25 for 95mm 4k http://www.everythingtrackandfield.c...splayErrorView
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Old 04-01-13, 04:16 AM
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Yeah, I've found the smaller shots online, I guess I wasn't figuring on $137; meanwhile our other shots cost $16, quite a disparity.
The only way to have a smaller shot of legal weight is to use a material of greater density; they aren't hollow. Brass was the option when I was in school. Considerably more expensive.
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Old 04-01-13, 07:10 AM
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Altor, 95mm mentioned by bigfishsmallpond is the same as 9.50cm which Run4Life says is legal, so why would the head field judge deny it.
When I read the OP the first time, I thought he was asking for shots that were smaller than 95mm. After re-reading it, I can see the ambiguity in the question.
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Old 07-28-17, 04:41 PM
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The comment with regard to a smaller diameter = greater density is true. However, from an earlier comment, I don't understand why a bigger shot is desirable? It is easier to move the center of mass of the smaller shot nearer the fingers than the bigger shot. I was a thrower (spinner in both shot/discus), and I ALWAYS tried to get as much of any shot up onto my fingers as possible for that "flicking" motion so aptly referred to earlier.

Good discussion...good times.
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