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by rk1405
Thu May 03, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: Pole Vault Safety
Topic: Courtney Brinckman seriously injured (IN)
Replies: 14
Views: 35323

Re: Courtney Brinckman seriously injured (IN)

I didn't read all of the posts. I saw there was dicussion about helmets. I never wore a helmet and I never required my athletes to. I'm nuetral on my position on helmets. I usually would not allow my vaulters to practice after the meet was over simply because adrenaline levels aren't as high. If the...
by rk1405
Thu May 03, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: Pole Vault Safety
Topic: Rob Yin (Grinnell) dies from PV injuries May 2010
Replies: 34
Views: 61065

Re: Rob Yin (Grinnell) dies from PV injuries May 2010

All pole vault accidents are tragic. I don't know any details of this accident other than what posts I've read. From what I've read it sounds like Rob may not have gotten his top hand above his head at take off. It's quite possible he had also moved his hand grip up. Holding higher will always ampli...

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