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by VaultPurple
Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: Pole Vault Safety
Topic: Incidents Involving Winged Box Collars
Replies: 22
Views: 32447

Re: Incidents Involving Winged Box Collars

This is not an incident more than a reiteration of the debate that it may provide a false since of security. Today at practice I had a male vaulter (15'10 PR) say "I know your not going to want to hear this, but I actually like the new box collar". When I asked him why he said "Becaus...
by VaultPurple
Fri May 02, 2014 2:31 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: What could help young coaches?
Replies: 10
Views: 6086

Re: What could help young coaches?

I will try and get this going Alan. I am by no means an old coach, I would probably fall into that young coach category, but I think I have stolen a few good tricks over the past few years from some pretty good coaches. I am going to post a series of videos following the top male vaulter that I coac...
by VaultPurple
Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Lavillenie vs Bubka
Replies: 109
Views: 89611

Re: Lavillenie vs Bubka

I always hear the Bubka 10.3 thing but never really seen the proof on it. From the actual statistics on paper I have seen he was a consistent 9.8-9.9 guy at take off that I am sure hit a few over 10.0. But there have been guys that fast. Huffman and Duplantis both had meets with multiple jumps of 10...
by VaultPurple
Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - College
Topic: New Box Collar Rule Interpretation (USTFCCCA)
Replies: 44
Views: 41029

Re: New Box Collar Rule Interpretation (USTFCCCA)

The collar simply does not work well with most pole vault pits, does not stay in place, and I saw more people come up short at this meet than I have ever seen in all my years being around pole vaulting. The pit continued to slide back. Some pits (especially this one) cover the bend cavity. The offic...
by VaultPurple
Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:46 am
Forum: Pole Vault - USA Elite
Topic: Pole Vault Combine
Replies: 14
Views: 14451

Re: Pole Vault Combine

Speed wins. This is typically always true at the elite level. The fastest guy on the runway wins. However how fast are they really running? Every year we test the 30m dash and our top lady sprinters run around 4.15-4.20 seconds for a 30m dash (no blocks). These same ladies run around 7.40 for the 60...
by VaultPurple
Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: Pole Vault Safety
Topic: Ruling?
Replies: 6
Views: 14884

Re: Ruling?

IN HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITION 1)Is there any official ruling that a high school vaulter can NOT land on his/her feet first onto the pads or land with their feet first and then bounce back onto their backs? 2) Can an official tell a vaulter that he/she HAS to "jump" at take off? Example: If a...
by VaultPurple
Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: This is why the new box collar is more dangerous
Replies: 30
Views: 17952

Re: This is why the new box collar is more dangerous

Kirk, I understand what you are saying about how the collar makes it just as deep after being slid back, however now it is slanted right there, and more importantly my drawing is not to scale, so I do not know if the collar actually goes that deep into the pit. The biggest psychological problem is p...
by VaultPurple
Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - College
Topic: First Meet with the new box collar.
Replies: 5
Views: 9061

Re: First Meet with the new box collar.

I posted an image of the major problem I saw..

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=41779
by VaultPurple
Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - College
Topic: opinions on box collars so far?
Replies: 16
Views: 21594

Re: opinions on box collars so far?

I posted an image of one major problem I saw...

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=41779
by VaultPurple
Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: This is why the new box collar is more dangerous
Replies: 30
Views: 17952

This is why the new box collar is more dangerous

https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/v/1456588_563196090438483_1683368185_n.jpg?oh=5dd829cfc78083809c5dc60acea450ce&oe=52A6D97E The biggest problem I noticed with the new box collar is how it raised the pole vault pit up about 4 inches when you slide it into place. This means that i...
by VaultPurple
Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - College
Topic: opinions on box collars so far?
Replies: 16
Views: 21594

Re: opinions on box collars so far?

Gill said they would not be sending them out until the end of November. So pretty much no one has theirs yet. I emailed the NCAA to see if they could delay the "required date" just to simply allow people to have time to practice with it before their first meet. I have not received a respon...

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