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 - 22nd March 2005 - Vortex

- 22nd March 2005 - Vortex

Saw one of these at Helen's North West squad training on Sunday. The javelin lads were trowing it around 60 metres (indoors!). It has a wild whistle, so we just had to have one. Ordered it on the net Sunday night via (honestly) and it arrived this morning. Had a throwing session with Helen in Ellesmere Port Park before swimming tonight - I suspect she can throw it further thn me, but i think I caught more (no pressure there!)

Go-on buy one - it's fun!

Bird failure - snapped one but had to move the camera and it mis-focused :) Getting closer though!

Nikon Coolpix 8800
1/60s f/2.8 at 8.9mm iso50 with Flash full exif

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John Finlayson23-Mar-2005 22:24
I thought it was a sensor cleaning thingy !
Gayle P. Clement23-Mar-2005 20:13
Fun toy!
Robin Reid23-Mar-2005 16:27
Unique toy? LOL @Zak.
northstar3723-Mar-2005 16:09
looks like a bomb :-0
Cindy23-Mar-2005 02:24
Interesting, have never seen one of these before, is it just for throwing and catching or is there a sport for this??
Tom Darby23-Mar-2005 01:58
How much time do you get after pulling the pin?? :)
They are fun and do fly a long ways.
Gail Davison22-Mar-2005 23:06
Looks like a an unexploded bomb. Sounds fun though.
Tor22-Mar-2005 22:19
Sounds like fun. I'll have to check it out! Your bird shot is as good as mine!
Simon22-Mar-2005 22:13
I've never seen one either.
Now... Could I get the Airedale to bring it back I wonder?
Nice one.
Chris(tine)22-Mar-2005 22:12
So we'll see you in/on the the team yet then?? Chris ;-}
Ian Clowes22-Mar-2005 22:05
No I desaturated the background - highlighting bit by bit as I can't use the lassoo tool! Well spotted!
Johan Toll22-Mar-2005 21:54
Wow, I must have one :) I have nver seen anything like it here in Sweden.
Zak22-Mar-2005 21:53
WMD finally found! :-o
Guest 22-Mar-2005 21:51
got one of these too, they are great fun!! =o)
Susanne22-Mar-2005 21:30
It almost appears as if you made the back ground black and white. Maybe its because you added a lighting effect, this works real nice. I love how you displayed this.
Ric Yates22-Mar-2005 21:30
Cool Toy!