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by botakatobi
Sun Mar 22, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - College
Topic: Shawn Barber Sullivan Award
Replies: 8
Views: 15100

Re: Shawn Barber Sullivan Award

I voted today! Did you??? :idea: It would be great if Shawn won this award! Please vote for him today! And every day for the next week! Here's a few past winners that you may recognize - vaulters and decathletes ... 13th 1942 Cornelius Warmerdam (CA) Athletics 19th 1948 Robert B. Mathias (CA) Athle...
by botakatobi
Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Should you pull at take off?
Replies: 39
Views: 38752

Re: Should you pull at take off?

The following documents to a large extent the action of the arms during the vault from 1896 to Warmerdam. All comes from sourced pole vault books and or articles of the time. o The working of the arms begins just before the twist is made, and consists of pulling with the right arm and pushing with t...
by botakatobi
Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Coaches Forum
Topic: Mental Coaching Books
Replies: 2
Views: 7445

Re: Mental Coaching Books

If you consider Pete Carroll a good endorser of positive attitude, try "The Inner Game of Tennis". He loves this book and the sports psychology written in it.
by botakatobi
Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: South and Southeast Regions
Topic: Request for old Track & Field gear
Replies: 9
Views: 14571

Re: Request for old Track & Field gear

European pits up through the late 1960's (perhaps beyond) lagged behind the pits in the United States in terms of material. When Americans went from sand to sawdust in the early 1900's Europe stayed with sand. Sawdust was even used at the 1960 Olympic Trials at Stanford along with a runway of grass ...
by botakatobi
Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: South and Southeast Regions
Topic: Request for old Track & Field gear
Replies: 9
Views: 14571

Re: Request for old Track & Field gear

Hi, I collect the same items as well, except on the west coast. What is a Catapole Browning Golden Eagle pole (brown)? That pole I am not aware of. Catapole and Browning were two different companies. If you ever visit Santa Barbara let me know and I'll give you the tour. I have poles from 1890 throu...
by botakatobi
Mon May 26, 2014 12:10 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: forcing and controlling the bend
Replies: 23
Views: 13406

Re: forcing and controlling the bend

i understand what you were saying, i was wondering how the junior is able to get that high without bending the pole because when i increase my grip the poles do bend whether i like it or not. my last post was questioning how the other vaulter is able to do it, not asking how id be able to do it. Th...
by botakatobi
Sun May 18, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: North and Central Regions
Topic: pole vault is quiet in Missouri ???
Replies: 7
Views: 14073

Re: pole vault is quiet in Missouri ???

I concur, but a lot of the officials don't know anything about vaulting. This weekend, no poles were checked at a District meet because no one knew who was responsible to do it, so they didn't. I also think the "video viewing rule" is seriously being misinterpreted as many coach's are vid...
by botakatobi
Sun May 11, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Beginning Technique
Topic: Being out is not better than being under.
Replies: 5
Views: 9902

Re: Being out is not better than being under.

Altius quote: "You will never go wrong if you THINK that you are jumping on a stiff pole - and you should be actually doing that in your training. And stiff polers always took off OUT -they couldnt cheat their way off the ground as you can with a flexible pole. They took off tall and out and th...
by botakatobi
Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: Lavillenie : summer 2014 calendar
Replies: 70
Views: 27895

Re: Lavillenie : summer 2014 calendar

An official from Mt. Sac was told that Lavillenie may compete this coming Saturday at the Mt. Sac Relays. Any truth in what he heard?
by botakatobi
Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Lavillenie vs Bubka
Replies: 109
Views: 73776

Re: Lavillenie vs Bubka

You are correct that early vaulters did not try to bend the pole. Their focus was to swing very quickly and forcefully at a higher angle then todays vaulters. Any bend their got from their wood, steel or glass poles was the result of their speed, grip height and pole rating. Yes, Gill rated poles fr...
by botakatobi
Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Lavillenie vs Bubka
Replies: 109
Views: 73776

Re: Lavillenie vs Bubka

A significant number (if not most) of the elite wood/steel/early glass vaulters from 1900 to early 1960's held both their arms very bent during the plant and takeoff. Although the concept "free take-off" was thought of by both Jim Graham and John Uelses, I cannot find any film of pictures ...
by botakatobi
Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:48 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Today's Quote from Mechanics of the Pole Vault
Replies: 33
Views: 26496

Re: Today's Quote from Mechanics of the Pole Vault

His last edition was 1980. Of historical note, Ganslen was one of just a few important authors who wrote about the pole vault from the late 1890s to the early 1950's. All the basic technical concepts of mid mark, straight top arm plant, being slightly out at plant, running off ground, giant swing an...

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