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by Rhino
Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Hugging the pole.....
Replies: 6
Views: 7653

Re: Hugging the pole.....

I'm not sure maintaining space with the lower arm should be the goal here. You see pictures of Bubka with a straight bottom arm, but he has 5 meters of pole in front of him and a lower angle between the pole and the ground. Hold lower and have a higher angle, and your lower arm will necessarily be b...
by Rhino
Wed May 25, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Pole Vault - High School
Topic: New NFHS Boys PV Record - Chris Nilsen 18-4.75 !
Replies: 1
Views: 5153

Re: New NFHS Boys PV Record - Chris Nilsen 18-4.75 !

Fantastic! That is an incredible progression!
by Rhino
Wed May 04, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Help getting to the push off.
Replies: 4
Views: 7057

Re: Help getting to the push off.

You are doing great, and you asked the right man for advice in Kirk B. One thing that I would add concerning why you can't keep from planting under: if you feel out, you are out (overstriding). I didn't learn until just before I got too old to vault that often I felt out, but my takeoff was too clos...
by Rhino
Mon May 02, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Difference with UCS poles
Replies: 4
Views: 7462

Re: Difference with UCS poles

No, high school rules do NOT require you to hold six inches from the end of the pole. They require you to not hold ABOVE the weight limit band. UCS ensures that six inches of pole are wasted for US high school use.
by Rhino
Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Can't get my steps down
Replies: 5
Views: 6842

Re: Can't get my steps down

You need to move in, even though you are under on takeoff. 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. Stretching at takeoff kills your vault.
by Rhino
Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Take off step
Replies: 11
Views: 16653

Re: Take off step

Calm down, Kirk!
by Rhino
Mon Feb 09, 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: South and Southeast Regions
Topic: Mall Vault in Jacksonville Florida Feb 7th
Replies: 3
Views: 8522

Re: Mall Vault in Jacksonville Florida Feb 7th

Here's the link to the results:
http://www.dyestatfl.com/gprofile.php?m ... _id=315155
I wish I could have watched!
by Rhino
Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: Sales Forum
Topic: Poles for Sale in Florida
Replies: 32
Views: 12379

Re: Poles for Sale in Florida

The ESSX 178.2 is about the only pole I do have left.
by Rhino
Tue May 13, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Advice on rockback and moving up a pole.
Replies: 17
Views: 10175

Re: Advice on rockback and moving up a pole.

If you are overstriding, it is because you feel like you are out. If you feel like you are out, you likely are out. So you end up being under. Having someone catch your takeoff point will cause you to start farther back and then overstride and be still farther under. Use a midmark instead.
by Rhino
Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: Sales Forum
Topic: Looking for 14'6 160
Replies: 2
Views: 2108

Re: Looking for 14'6 160

I have a green Skypole 14-6 160 (I think--I'll check when I get home). In Palm Coast, FL.
by Rhino
Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: Isinbayeva condemns homosexuality
Replies: 5
Views: 5051

Re: Isinbayeva condemns homosexuality

Yes. She said that they were disrespectful to her country, and I can't imagine any purpose to the Swedes' display other than to show disrespect for Russia.
by Rhino
Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: Isinbayeva condemns homosexuality
Replies: 5
Views: 5051

Re: Isinbayeva condemns homosexuality

If it is fair to attack her, it is fair to defend her. My respect for her rose exponentially for her comments, and my respect for the world dropped as much for condemning her.

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