Throwing is inherently dangerous. The buyer acknowledges that poor safety practices and even accidents can result an injury or death. The buyer assumes all responsibility and liability in the case of property damage or injuries to him or herself and others. Under no circumstances will Dominator Athletics assume any responsibility for these occurrences.
Throwing Weights / Indoor Training Hammers:
- Always check the structural integrity of your throwing weight before engaging in drills or throwing it in practice or competition.
- The pins in your new weight swivel have been secured with thread locking compound to minimize their chance of backing out. Thread locking compound will need to re-applied periodically to keep the pins secured properly. Thread locking compound can be purchased from your local hardware store. Check both swivel pins before and after EVERY throw or drill.
- Make sure the steel handle is free of any bends, cracks, or defects. It is possible for a violent impact with the cage and backstop to damage the handle. It is especially important to check the handle after these occurrences.
- Never throw a throwing weight with a severely worn harness. If the harness is missing a significant number of stitches or the webbing is severely worn or ripped, a new harness should be installed before the weight is used in any way.
- Make sure your weight ball is completely free of leaks, cracks or holes. Throwing a ball with a leak of any kind can propel the weight filler material into officials, other athletes or spectators. “Fixing” a ball with tape, epoxy or other methods is against NCAA, USATF and all other associations' or federations' rules. If your weight ball develops a hole of any kind, a new ball must be installed.
- It is against all Association and Federations rules to add weight to your throwing weight without the uses of actual manufacturer's replacement parts. The use of washers or rings around the weight's swivel or swivel pins routinely damages the weight ball during the landing. Doing this will void the warranty of your new throwing weight.
- Only throw or engage in drills from within a safe and properly installed throwing cage. Always make sure spectators, other athletes, and even officials are a safe distance from the throwing cage. It is fully within the athletes' rights to request any individual to back away to a safe distance from the cage.
- Always check the structural integrity of your indoor shot before every throw. If the shot is cracked, leaking, or showing any signs of damage, it should not be thrown in competition or even used for practice.
- Always make sure the landing area is clear of any other athletes, coaches, spectators, officials, or other persons.
- Do not throw in landing areas that have the potential to damage your indoor shot. Back stops with sharp corners or exposed bolts will easily puncture an indoor shot and should be considered a safety hazard.
- Only throw or engage in drills from an approved throwing circle. Use of a throwing cage is recommended. It is fully within the athletes' rights to request any individual to back away to a safe distance from the cage.