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by Darth Vaulter
Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: grip tape
Replies: 3
Views: 8076

Re: grip tape

3M makes a grip tape that is essentially the same as the Tako tape. I've used both. It's called "3M Gripping Material". It comes in grey and clear and is available on Amazon. My preferred grip tape is Gamma Grip gauze tape for tennis racquets. It is tacky, rough and relatively inexpensive....
by Darth Vaulter
Wed May 25, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Pacer One compared to "standard" poles
Replies: 5
Views: 11222

Re: Pacer One compared to "standard" poles

You should not buy a new pole or even three new poles for your son at this point in his development. Chances are better than not that he will move through the pole(s) you buy in a matter of weeks or months (as he grows and improves) and then you are back where you started except for the money you sp...
by Darth Vaulter
Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:34 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - High School
Topic: HELP - Green Bay Wisconsin
Replies: 2
Views: 10235

Re: HELP - Green Bay Wisconsin

AP Vaulters in De Pere (3 miles from Green Bay) is a long running USATF club that has trained many Wisconsin high school state champion girls. I will send you a PM with the contact information.
by Darth Vaulter
Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Crack at Top of a UCS Pole
Replies: 3
Views: 9736

Re: Crack at Top of a UCS Pole

I did drill the small hole at the base of the crack and painted the crack inside and out with fiberglass epoxy from a hardware store fiberglass repair kit with a thin piece of fiberglass fabric on the inside over the crack. It seems to have worked great. I had a kid using that pole all of last outdo...
by Darth Vaulter
Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:14 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Pole rack for pickup truck
Replies: 2
Views: 7267

Re: Pole rack for pickup truck

I've used a Yakima DryDock "Y" bar to carry poles for years and it works great. https://www.yakima.com/drydock I put a Yakima bar across the front of the factory roof rack on my SUV and the Y bar in the receiver at the back, bungee one or more pole bags or individual poles to the two bars ...
by Darth Vaulter
Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Repairing Top Mat Cover
Replies: 3
Views: 8504

Re: Repairing Top Mat Cover

Google "truck tarps [your city]". Find a local place that makes custom tarps for the trucking industry. They have vinyl and mesh fabric in lots of colors and sell glue made for repairing these fabrics. Our pit was damaged in a wind storm 5 or 6 years ago. I repaired the tears this way and ...
by Darth Vaulter
Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:06 am
Forum: Pole Vault Safety
Topic: Incidents Involving Winged Box Collars
Replies: 22
Views: 43720

Re: Incidents Involving Winged Box Collars

Here is the full text of Section 5, Article 24 from the 2014 NFHS Rule Book: "ART. 24 . . . The planting box shall not contain any foreign materials except planting box padding. Such padding, if used, shall meet the applicable ASTM Specification Standards, and can be incorporated into the desig...
by Darth Vaulter
Wed May 13, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: Sales Forum
Topic: need help to ship poles
Replies: 10
Views: 7752

Re: need help to ship poles

I've had good luck with R+L Carriers. If you ship from terminal to terminal it is less expensive. None of the commercial delivery services will ship poles.
by Darth Vaulter
Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:40 pm
Forum: North and Central Regions
Topic: Any Street Vaults in MN, IA, WI
Replies: 4
Views: 17255

Re: Any Street Vaults in MN, IA, WI

River Vault, LaCrosse, Wisconsin 7/4/15 (riverfestlacrosse.com)
Milwaukee Vaultfest 7/11/15 (getverticalpv.com)
Brit's (Rooftop) Pub Vault, Minneapolis, Minnesota 9/4/15 (britspub.com)
by Darth Vaulter
Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Last minute top pad repair
Replies: 4
Views: 7777

Re: Last minute top pad repair

Try a local tarp maker for the trucking and/or tent industry. Our pit got torn up in a windstorm a few years ago and I was able to get mesh and vinyl fabric as well as the right kind of adhesive to fix tears in the solid and mesh vinyl sections of the pit. Don't know what kind of foam repair you nee...
by Darth Vaulter
Sun Mar 15, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: Sales Forum
Topic: WTB 14'-6" and 15' Carbon Poles
Replies: 0
Views: 2535

WTB 14'-6" and 15' Carbon Poles

. . . in 130 to 145 lb. range. Prefer Carbon Mystic or Carbon fx but will consider Altius or Essex. PM me if you have something. Thanks.
by Darth Vaulter
Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:02 am
Forum: Pole Vault Safety
Topic: Incidents Involving Winged Box Collars
Replies: 22
Views: 43720

Re: Incidents Involving Winged Box Collars

I agree with Decamouse. I spoke about this in-person with Becky Oakes in December. The NFHS requires you to use a collar that states it meets the ASTM standard. The NFHS is not attempting to interpret the standard or figure out if a certain collar actually meets the standard, nor do they expect hig...

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