I've been fussing about which kind of triple jump spike to buy. It doesn't appear I have many options. What are your guys' opinions about the relative merits of a spike geared toward better toe-off power/speed preservation (like the New Balance TJ 1000F) vs. a spike which provides for a wider, more stable, and flatter base (like the Adidas Adistar TJ)? It doesn't seem like the Adistar would lend itself toward getting speed on the runway, yet the thought of planting on the side of my foot again and having the knee and ankle shoot out sideways scares me half to death. Would you prefer a shoe that is less carved out on the side and flatter on the bottom? I've seen a number of pictures of the retired greats wearing Pumas or Asics. It appears that Puma no longer puts out a triple jump spike. I've also heard good things about Mizunos. Are there any places you guys know of where I could order discontinued models? Any thoughts on the best type of TJ spike? Also, did Jonathan Edwards and Christian Olsson sustain the ankle/foot injuries that put them out due to a bad plant in a full approach jump, or by another way? I just looked at this picture of Markov with some huge arse buildup on the back of his shoe. Looks like he's carrying a foam brick.
spikes are really overrated…just dont let them be too heavy and make sure theyre comfortable.
the greats of yesterday had no choice in their spikes at all, there wasnt anything…its not a big factor..kenta bell jumped in $20 sprint spikes at the olympics…well over 16m too…
Is there anyone using Adidas AdiZero Triple Jump 2.0 or Asics Cyber Jump London spikes?? How do you like them? Are they narrow or wide? I don’t have an option to try them before ordering… Thanks a lot!!!
On the pictures it looks like adidas spikes have thicker heel than asics… what are the pros and cons of that?
Take this with a grain of salt as this is what I remember.
Adidas will probably be slightly larger (wider) and more comfortable (less “aggressive” and flatter plate). That being said, the new Adidas red models seem stiffer than previous models.
Asics have a bit more curve to them (bottom plate) and are probably a bit stiffer and slightly more narrow.
IMO, Adidas might be “safer” and Asics might give a bit better performance.
Source: One of my girls has the Asics Cyber TJ (not the new London version) and my HJ girl uses the new red Asics HJ. That being said, I like Nike personally as that’s why I use/recommend if someone has no preference.
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