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by OlyVault
Mon May 04, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Question about switching pole brands
Replies: 2
Views: 6651

Question about switching pole brands

Hi guys, so it's getting to that time of year: time to order poles! My coach has put ~$7,000 in the budget for new poles, since we sort of need it. He bought a bunch of poles last year, but some of them got spiked right on the sail piece and we need to expand our series anyways. I am concerned with ...
by OlyVault
Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Pole series?
Replies: 4
Views: 6931

Re: Pole series?

Yes, this is a no brainer. Just do it! You infer that the 14'1/150 is identical in weight to the 13'7/160. Someone else can advise if that is a correct assumption. But assuming that it is, you should get onto the series of 14 foot poles just ASAP. What are your school's weight increments between 14...
by OlyVault
Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Pole series?
Replies: 4
Views: 6931

Pole series?

So I am finally moving up poles again, but need advice on what to move onto next. This weekend I was on a 13'7/160, standards at 75/80cm. The next pole up I have is a 14'1/155. Should I scrap the 13'7, and move to a 14'1/150 with matched grip to get used to the 14'1 series before moving up? The 160 ...
by OlyVault
Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Keeping the trail leg long [VID]
Replies: 1
Views: 5842

Keeping the trail leg long [VID]

Hi guys, So ever since I've started vaulting I always bend my trail leg at 90 degrees at take off rather than leaving it long (I look like Mario jumping in the old NES games if you will). My coach has me focus on keeping it long during short drills which works and I can keep it long in any kind of r...
by OlyVault
Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:34 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: The One-Arm Drill
Replies: 6
Views: 8866

Re: The One-Arm Drill

One-armed drills are really only useful for people like me that have trouble keeping the arm completely straight at take-off. It forces the vaulter to jump off the ground more and keep the arm straighter. However, it also can put strain on the shoulder for inexperienced vaulters that hold too high r...
by OlyVault
Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: The One-Arm Drill
Replies: 6
Views: 8866

Re: The One-Arm Drill

One-armed drills are really only useful for people like me that have trouble keeping the arm completely straight at take-off. It forces the vaulter to jump off the ground more and keep the arm straighter. However, it also can put strain on the shoulder for inexperienced vaulters that hold too high r...
by OlyVault
Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:27 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Can't get my steps down
Replies: 5
Views: 9403

Re: Can't get my steps down

Make sure you do not overstride. It seems to me that a perfect stride on the track is a little bit longer than a when you are coming in for takeoff on the runway. He may very well need to move in. But as VQuest mentioned, performing many approaches on the track, measuring and marking each take off ...
by OlyVault
Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: I need help getting fully inverted
Replies: 1
Views: 5409

Re: I need help getting fully inverted

Hi, To start, what year in HS are you? Second, you need to start dropping your shoulders (easier said than done, right?) I would recommend first working on the take off. Try to punch that arm up straighter and drive leading with your chest. If you set yourself up earlier for a better vault, you will...
by OlyVault
Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:21 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: How to make a cart for top-end drill
Replies: 1
Views: 5561

How to make a cart for top-end drill

Hi guys, I'm not sure if any of you have ever done/seen the push off drill where you lay on a cart and simulate your top end, but I was wondering if anyone knew what materials you would need to make the cart. I know you can probably buy one, but it doesn't look too hard to make one, and it's probabl...
by OlyVault
Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Can't get my steps down
Replies: 5
Views: 9403

Can't get my steps down

Hi guys, so I hope someone can help me out, and anyone with similar problems can learn from the advice posted. So, I am a DIII college vaulter, 5'6", 150lbs. I'm on a 13'165 holding at 12'6, and I'm vaulting pretty well off of it, and in competition I crush it sometimes and have to move up. Our...

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