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by Ben_N
Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - USA Elite
Topic: US Olympic Trials - Men's PV - Kendricks 5.91; Simmons; Cunningham
Replies: 7
Views: 10072

Re: US Olympic Trials - Men's PV - Kendricks 5.91; Simmons; Cunningham

Does anyone have a video of the competition or at least highlights?

I watched his 19'4' attempts and some of his 6m attempts but I'd like to see them again
by Ben_N
Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Vault/swing critique
Replies: 13
Views: 17187

Re: Vault/swing critique

I agree with treykristianPV. You stop swinging once your feet hit your hands when you need to continue going back (i.e. fully inverting). For most the part, becoming fully inverted requires you to be comfortable being upside down so I'd suggest doing some more gymnastic drills that make use of that ...
by Ben_N
Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Video Review
Topic: What a season
Replies: 5
Views: 11966

Re: What a season

If you want to vault more than just once I would look at nearby universities/colleges and see where they go for meets. Looking at La Salle's schedule from last year they have several meets in NJ, PA, NY, and MD. You might have to drive an hour but it'd be worth it. Look up La Salle, Temple, and St. ...
by Ben_N
Mon Aug 10, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Video Review
Topic: What a season
Replies: 5
Views: 11966

Re: What a season

What state are you in? Most college meets allow unattached athletes to compete (some don't though so just make sure). It might cost $15 for an entry and you'll have to drive to them obviously but it can be done easily. With that jump I'm guessing you can be a 15'+ vaulter quite soon, especially if t...
by Ben_N
Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Beginning Technique
Topic: Jump at Takeoff
Replies: 13
Views: 19751

Re: Jump at Takeoff

I can attest to what Kirk says about spacing. You might be taking off from a correct mark (around 11') but you might be rushing to get your feet down and making it harder to jump up at takeoff. I would also suggest getting a coaches mark. A coaches mark is a mark from your 3-step that is used in ful...
by Ben_N
Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Placement vs. Pressure
Replies: 31
Views: 32963

Re: Placement vs. Pressure

I think the difference in placement vs. pressure has to do with the development of the vaulter. A younger vaulter (14-24) will be changing a variety of factors that affect pole placement: the run, stride count, pole length, grip width, grip height, take off mark, etc. All these things can cause inco...

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