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by lmshil
Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Video Review
Topic: Advice on my vault
Replies: 1
Views: 4011

Advice on my vault

In my second meet of the season, I finally PRed and jumped 13' on a 14' 170 pacer one from 7 lefts (bodyweight 160). This meet was a real morale booster since all of indoor I was constant in meets getting 12' - 12'6 because I wasn't quite comfortable and confident on the pole as I would always land ...
by lmshil
Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Best pole brand for me
Replies: 1
Views: 6967

Best pole brand for me

Quick facts about me: Height: 5'10, Weight:155, PR: 12'6, 100m time: 12.5 Starting this page to hopefully figure out which pole brand is best for me. On gill brand poles (skypole, pacer, ect.) I've had problems with getting a consistent jump and bend and don't like the weight and diameter of the pol...
by lmshil
Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Video Review
Topic: Moving forward
Replies: 1
Views: 6718

Moving forward

After a month break from vaulting, earlier today I had my first vaulting practice back. Any critique/advice would be appreciated. I have a goal of breaking my school record (14'6) by the end of my senior year and i feel like working hard during this summer ill be hitting 14'6 going INTO my senior ye...
by lmshil
Fri May 27, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Thoughts about my season/Off season training
Replies: 2
Views: 7328

Re: Thoughts about my season/Off season training

Thanks for the reply 11' was from the beginning of the season and its currently 12'6 which also brings up a good issue of mine. In big invitationals pressure and being nervous always gets the best of me which ends up my form going to crap and me jumping tiny heights literally sitting over 10'6 11' b...
by lmshil
Fri May 27, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Thoughts about my season/Off season training
Replies: 2
Views: 7328

Thoughts about my season/Off season training

With my track season just ending not on the greatest note it has left me determined to train over the off season to come back strong. I cant change the past so im bettering my future. First I plan on taking a good couple week break from track and vaulting just to let my body recoup however still sta...
by lmshil
Tue May 03, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Putting it all together
Replies: 1
Views: 5972

Putting it all together

Recently I've been making very good strides when it comes to technique with my row and swing. However I'm having trouble putting them together in a single vault. For example ill vault and have an amazing swing but hardly any row and vise versa. Currently my PR is 11ft but teammates and my coach keep...
by lmshil
Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Backyard drills
Replies: 0
Views: 4965

Backyard drills

Over this weekend i built a DIY pole vault drill set by tying a horseshoes to a rope and throwing it up and over a tall and sturdy tree branch, then feeding PVC pipe through the rope to simulate a pole and tying it off so one can hang from it. As shown in the youtube vid you can see all the things o...
by lmshil
Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: Lower back injury
Replies: 6
Views: 16721

Lower back injury

Does anyone else have problems with a muscle in their lower back when they plant from a full approach? It doesnt bug me when im taking short approches but when im up to full speed from a 7 step, when i plant sometimes ill get a shooting pain up my lower back/back of the hip reigion, and itll hurt fo...
by lmshil
Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Video Review
Topic: Invert issues
Replies: 1
Views: 7567

Invert issues

http://youtu.be/bNTsfeOEmg4 People keep telling me that if I invert itll add a good 2 feet higher on my vault and after watching a video from a recent practice i finally see why, However im really struggling getting inverted I only bring my feet up and dont drop my shoulders. How should I work on th...
by lmshil
Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Sales Forum
Topic: 15' 170 Skypole for sale in Maryland
Replies: 3
Views: 5422

Re: 15' 170 Skypole for sale in Maryland

Still for sale? I'm located right outside of Baltimore in Elkridge
by lmshil
Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Breaking in poles
Replies: 5
Views: 13514

Re: Breaking in poles

Thanks for all the info and I'm about 5'10. Here is a link to my PR jump of 11' https://youtu.be/Ed7rJ0T4VZQ Im gripping at about 13'3 on a 14' 155 carbon rocket. Note that I'm pretty sure the scale they used at this meet weighed us light so i was able to use a 155
by lmshil
Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Breaking in poles
Replies: 5
Views: 13514

Breaking in poles

To sum this up so its short, when i jump on a 13' 170 rocket (gripping at the top) i get so much bend that i cant use it (no heighted recently trying to use it in a meet). However when i try to move to a 14' 170 pacer still gripping at 13' i get little to no bend and i often end up stalling in midai...

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