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by stavhoppare
Wed May 13, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Masters
Topic: 2015 Summer Meets!
Replies: 16
Views: 32166

Re: 2015 Summer Meets!

Canopy Street Vault. July 18. Lincoln Ne.

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by stavhoppare
Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: Pole Vault - USA Elite
Topic: USA vaulters grips?
Replies: 12
Views: 9603

Re: USA vaulters grips?

Just Remember......The highest gripper and biggest pole user was Bubka....check out his grip width. Remember this as well... PV is gymnastics on a stick. Look at the Olympic gymnasts doing giants (regular, not inverted German giants).....Their grip is perfect for the giant. Usually shoulder width an...
by stavhoppare
Tue May 22, 2012 9:35 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Tips on keeping the left leg straight?
Replies: 3
Views: 6193

Re: Tips on keeping the left leg straight?

Leap (jump)forward and upward at takeoff. Keep your takeoff foot toes pointed at your take off spot as long as possible, then sweep the takeoff shin/foot long until you pass the chord (straight line) of the pole. Try to bring your knees to the top had or top of the pole, NOT the chest. If you hang f...
by stavhoppare
Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: Rieti - Borges 5.81
Replies: 12
Views: 5140

Re: Rieti - Borges 5.81

Best takeoff mechanics since Bubka!!!!
by stavhoppare
Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: Isinbayeva not what she used to be
Replies: 12
Views: 6461

Re: Isinbayeva not what she used to be

AGREE..........the difference of where she was to where she was supposed to be.....for a vaulter.....is like the difference from the south rim of the grand canyon to the north rim of the grand canyon.......it just ain't gonna work. If "under" is "bad"...."out" is fatal!...
by stavhoppare
Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: WC Men Finals - What a competition!
Replies: 300
Views: 55973

Re: WC Men Finals - What a competition!

Borges has the best TRAIL LEG ACTION AND INVERSION I have seen in a long, long, long time. The force he generates is great. He will jump much higher. All the others are tucking and that inhibits the hips from rising (ala Bubka, Isi) Borges taps the bottom like he is on a highbar doing Giants!!! Wond...
by stavhoppare
Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:05 am
Forum: Pole Vault - USA Elite
Topic: Worst indoor season ever ?
Replies: 97
Views: 46307

Re: Worst indoor season ever ?

There have been many great, big, fast vaulters......There have been many great, fast small vaulters....There has NEVER been a GREAT slow vaulter. Speed (sprinting) is a strength event (ever see any weak sprinters?) And pole vaulting is a SPEED event. Yes, length of run is very important but I believ...
by stavhoppare
Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:48 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Historical
Topic: John Pennel
Replies: 3
Views: 5899

Re: John Pennel

John Pennel I considered John a very good friend and competitor. The following pretty much sums up his career. What a great athlete. Not mentioned below though, I do believe that when in high school, John tied the world record for the 20' rope climb. He showed up at UCLA in 1968 having not trained a...
by stavhoppare
Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:57 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Beginning Technique
Topic: moving the pole?
Replies: 5
Views: 5467

Re: moving the pole?

I. CONCEPTS IN POLE VAULTING: A. DOUBLE PENDULUM 1. VAULTER SWINGING FROM THE TOP HAND 2. POLE AND VAULTER PIVOT ABOUT THE BASE OF THE POLE B. ANGLE OF POLE AT TAKEOFF 1. TOP OF POLE AS HIGH AS POSSIBLE (INCREASE ANGLE OF POLE) a. IMPROVES POLE SPEED b. POLE BENDS EASIER c. VAULTER PENETRATES EASIER...
by stavhoppare
Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: Website News and Camp/Competition Announcements
Topic: Fred Arnold has passed away
Replies: 4
Views: 4052

Fred Arnold has passed away

US Pole Vaulting lost a dear friend last week. Mr. Fred Arnold passed away. He and his wife Madeleine were great pole vault officials, having worked the Olympic Games in Los Angeles and Atlanta. The couple contributed much time and money to pole vaulting and have thousands of friends all over the wo...
by stavhoppare
Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Historical
Topic: Looking for old footage/information on kjell isaksson(FOUND)
Replies: 50
Views: 30883

Re: Looking for old footage/information on kjell isaksson(FOUND)

Kjell's jump on the film was definetly at UCLA. It was definetly a world record! I competed for UCLA and was at that meet. Kjell and Hans Lagerqvist were very good friends. Hasse (Hans) stayed with my wife and I in our appt. in Santa Monica. We trained together a lot at UCLA. The rule re: the pole u...

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