Mobile Phone Throwing

It's a sport that got its start in Finland in 2000. From wikipedia: "participants throw mobile phones and are judged on distance or technique. World record holder is Tom Philipp Reinhardt from Germany with a throw of 136,75m."

But the competitions seem to have ended. The last title winners listed on wikipedia are from 2014. I can't find any more recent elsewhere. Perhaps people are reluctant to throw their smart phones?

     Posted By: Alex - Tue Apr 16, 2019
     Category: Sports | Telephones

They never even mentioned which type of phones flew farthest!
Posted by crc on 04/16/19 at 08:10 AM
Maybe everyone gave up after that 137 meter throw. Is that guy human or gorilla?
Posted by Virtual on 04/16/19 at 11:49 AM
Back when carriers gave you a new phone free every 18 months, families had junk drawers full of old phones. Perfect for throwing...
Posted by Brian on 04/17/19 at 09:40 PM
When Radio Shack had their going-out-of-business sale, I bought some of their display phones (inert blocks of plastic). I noticed that one fit my hand perfectly if I held it like I was going to skip it across a pond (I never tried it, though). I have to wonder if the guy with the record did it like he was throwing skeet and just happened to have an aerodynamic model.
Posted by Phideaux on 04/18/19 at 01:20 AM
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