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by Bloom
Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - USA Elite
Topic: Men's Pole Vault - Walker, Grande, Miles make team, Roth 3rd
Replies: 23
Views: 17814

Re: Men's Pole Vault - Only 11 clear a bar

sounds awful.

I assume we will see a whole lot of jumps at 5.72 and not much else except for a couple A standard guys getting insurance heights. From what Becca said there is no reason for many competitors to jump at anything else.
by Bloom
Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:26 am
Forum: Pole Vault - USA Elite
Topic: Ft Collins - Quiller 5.60, Manson 5.23
Replies: 1
Views: 3954

Re: Ft Collins - Quiller 5.60, Manson 5.23

I feel as though Pat will put together a qualifying jump in the next couple weeks. He is getting ridiculously close and he has a couple more chances.
by Bloom
Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Pole Vault Safety
Topic: The weight rating rule is making the PV less safe
Replies: 22
Views: 66965

Re: The weight rating rule is making the PV less safe

Regardless of pole brands I still think coaches not understanding what constitutes a safe vault is the main problem. When anyone undertakes a dangerous sport it is always more beneficial to have good coaching than tight rules. Javelin was banned in Colorado (and a few other states) due to catastroph...
by Bloom
Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: General Track and Field
Topic: Ancient Greek Long Jump
Replies: 1
Views: 10110

Ancient Greek Long Jump

I know this is not a sport that has been contested in a few thousand years, but it is AWESOME none the less. Even though I hold out no rational hope for it ever coming back into fashion, it is still a great training exercise for explosive jumping power. What it is: 5 consecutive broad jumps (kind of...
by Bloom
Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Pole Vault Safety
Topic: The weight rating rule is making the PV less safe
Replies: 22
Views: 66965

Re: The weight rating rule is making the PV less safe

I think coach education is the key. In order to vault safely almost every beginner needs to be on a pole that is below their body weight and/or super short in order to get into the pit and learn how to bend a pole at all. By the time an athlete becomes a relatively advanced vaulter, they will blow t...

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