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by souleman
Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: Sales Forum
Topic: backyard pit in Forest Lake, MN (SOLD)
Replies: 0
Views: 3489

backyard pit in Forest Lake, MN (SOLD)

Hey Gang,
This is our old club pit. NOT HIGH SCHOOL LEGAL. Except for a couple of tears in the front buns vinyl it's in really good shape.
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ank/s ... 59593.html
(SOLD)
by souleman
Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:24 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Video Review
Topic: Advice on Plant
Replies: 5
Views: 7682

Re: Advice on Plant

Another thing you might want to focus on is to try to keep the left hand in front of the sternum as the pole tip drops. Notice how left hand goes lower and lower from your third left out. As the pole tip drops so does your left hand where at it's lowest point is around your waste line or so. It leav...
by souleman
Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Masters
Topic: 56 and Is it possible?
Replies: 18
Views: 27601

Re: 56 and Is it possible?

Kirk is dead on with his advice. I find that with my new and new/old vaulters I keep them on a stiff pole pretty much for the first year. (Sessions are once a week during the "no snow" months). It's probably been said already but I think it bares repeating. A bending pole will hide a lot o...
by souleman
Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Masters
Topic: MASTERS PV SUMMIT NOW A REALITY *Edited*
Replies: 5
Views: 15528

Re: MASTERS PV SUMMIT NOW A REALITY *Edited*

This was an absolute great weekend. The symposium in the morning presented some great insight and conversation. The afternoon 2 pit competition was an absolute hoot as well as a darn good event. The feature "buy a jump for $10" was a big hit. C-Ram, Herge and the rest of the Foster officia...
by souleman
Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:28 pm
Forum: Sales Forum
Topic: WTB: shortest 210 Pole made
Replies: 2
Views: 2334

Re: WTB: shortest 210 Pole made

I believe Bruce Caldwell at Essx made a 12 or 13 200 for Bob Banhagle. I would check with him.
by souleman
Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Beginning Technique
Topic: Flatline
Replies: 2
Views: 8970

Re: Flatline

Another thing to keep in mind is that with a 8' foot to 10 foot jump you won't have time to fully invert. It would be interesting to know where your grip is. For a 9 foot jump your grip should be somewhere around 10' 6". If it's higher than that then you're gripping too high and probably taking...
by souleman
Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Masters
Topic: 56 and Is it possible?
Replies: 18
Views: 27601

Re: 56 and Is it possible?

OK, Now that we have brought up the take it easy part. As to the aches and pains? Sorry they will always be there on Monday if you jump on Saturday. It's called DOMS (delayed onset muscle stiffness) It's just how this goes at our age. What I tell all Geezers who contact me about come backs (Bubba al...
by souleman
Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Masters
Topic: 56 and Is it possible?
Replies: 18
Views: 27601

Re: 56 and Is it possible?

I think it's time for me to interject my "rule of 65". What this is is simply an effort to point out that you have an 18 year old brain sitting on top of your 56 year old body. Therefore you have to remind yourself often that a 65% effort in your brain is closer to a 100% effort on everyth...
by souleman
Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:13 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Problems with grip
Replies: 1
Views: 4010

Re: Problems with grip

Your problem may not be the poles but your steps and take off spot. I'm guessing that each time you go up a pole you are also raising your grip. Well? If your take off spot remains the same with each pole then obviously you may be progressively moving from a "right on" take off spot to und...
by souleman
Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:34 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Coaches Forum
Topic: Indoor season is upon us.
Replies: 5
Views: 13291

Re: Indoor season is upon us.

I envy you guys in states that have indoors seasons. Minnesota does not have one. Maybe that's why our state meet record is just 15' 7". What has occurred is that a couple of the clubs in the Twin City area has indoor pole vault camps. Most of those high schoolers participate in the USATF Minne...
by souleman
Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:23 am
Forum: Pole Vault Safety
Topic: Ruling?
Replies: 6
Views: 16387

Re: Ruling?

Although this may not address this topic specifically I had a situation at a meet that I was officiating that I feel in my opinion was a correct way to handle unsafe vaulting. A particular colleges' vaulters were all gripping too high for their ability and coming up short. Out of three of this schoo...
by souleman
Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Masters
Topic: Minnesota Open and Masters Indoors has been announced
Replies: 0
Views: 7318

Minnesota Open and Masters Indoors has been announced

Hey Gang! The Minnesota USATF Indoor Open and Masters Championships date has been announced. We have a firm date of March 9th, 2014 for this event. The meet will be held at the University of Minnesota Field house. My goal is to get as many out of state Masters as possible to come and compete at our ...

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