Friday, January 12, 2024

42# WOB

As we are back in town after the holidays, I am doing a little Christmas shopping including a 42# WOB from Michael Black.  I reached out on Monday and had the implement in hand on Friday.  His equipment and service are beyond amazing.  The weight was spot on a 42.05 pounds.

I was originally interested in a cylinder, but went with a sphere instead and I am glad that I did.  Looking forward to giving this thing a ride when it warms up.

Highland Games Events:
  • Caber - Difficult to practice on my own
  • Sheaf - Purchased fork and 16# sheaf (Michael Black, Aug 2023, $220)
  • Stone - Weighed out a couple of stones from the yard
  • Weight for Height - Purchased 42# (Michael Black, Jan 2024, $200)
  • Hammer - Purchased 16# (Michael Black, Feb 2023, $90); Need 22# & blades?
  • Weight for Distance - Purchased 28# (Michael Black, Feb 2023, $115); 42# (Michael Black, Jan 2024)
Sport Kilt (June 2023, $120)

Running Total = $250+$220+$200+$120 = $790

Hammer blades would cost $45 and a 22# Hammer would be $90 should I choose to invest in those this season or at the end of the season.  There is a lot of work I need to do right now with the equipment I have.  Considering some of my other hobbies, being fully outfitted for under $1000 is a pretty good deal.

It would be nice to have a set of standards, but the set up, transport and tear down is a bit of a production.

I also participated in a thrower's clinic in Brighton (April 2023, $50) and several practice sessions in Arvada and Colorado Springs.

What's in the Bag
  • Bag or Rolling Tool Box - Paint Ball Bag (35L/75L)?
  • Cleats, Javelin boots, Hammer Blades, Turf Shoes
  • Gloves
  • Chalk
  • Tape
  • Tacky
  • Towel
  • Poncho
  • Umbrella
  • Multitool/Pliers
  • Wrist Wraps
  • Weightlifting Belt
  • Knee Sleeves
  • Hammer Boots
  • Sunscreen
  • Supplements, Food, Drink
  • Hoodie
  • Hand Cleaner/Goo-Gone
  • Extra socks, Extra shirt, Hat, Sunglasses

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