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by IAmTheWalrus
Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Getting on longer poles/moving grip up
Replies: 19
Views: 29590

Re: Getting on longer poles/moving grip up

Hey guys, I think we're getting away from the topic at hand here. I think the Advanced Technique Forum is already full of topics comparing (i.e. arguing about) technical models. I recall reading the Bryde Bend topic several years ago (2009?) and Kirk definitely advocates a whipping the trail leg bac...
by IAmTheWalrus
Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: Strength Metrics
Replies: 3
Views: 10433

Strength Metrics

For the frequent lifters among you I was wondering if you had any particular metrics you aimed for on big lifts (squat, clean, snatch, deadlift) when training your vaulters. I have an athlete who is 190 lbs and cna do the following: Squat: 385 Clean: 265 Snatch: 190 Deadlift: 505 How would you rate ...
by IAmTheWalrus
Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:39 am
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: WC 2015 - Beijing
Replies: 49
Views: 61263

Re: WC 2015 - Beijing

I'm surprised to see you say that Kirk, but I really admire your open mindedness about new technique :yes: I don't know how I feel about double leg swings, but I think it sets a good example to be willing to continually learn and try and find the best technique rather than just try to be right all t...
by IAmTheWalrus
Thu Aug 27, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: WC 2015 - Beijing
Replies: 49
Views: 61263

Re: WC 2015 - Beijing

Kirk, let me first preface this by saying that I am definitely a fan and believer of Shawn, and I expect to see him clear 6m soon. However, I must disagree, not with your math, but with your premise. I am admittedly entering the realm of speculation here, but I would imagine that Shawn technique and...
by IAmTheWalrus
Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: WC 2015 - Beijing
Replies: 49
Views: 61263

Re: WC 2015 - Beijing

Congratulations Shawn and our wonderful northern neighbors the Canadians
by IAmTheWalrus
Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: WC 2015 - Beijing
Replies: 49
Views: 61263

Re: WC 2015 - Beijing

Because I love this show and this character:

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by IAmTheWalrus
Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Placement vs. Pressure
Replies: 31
Views: 40799

Re: Placement vs. Pressure

do you trust objective visual analysis ( what scientists call empirical evidence ) I have two problems with this: 1) If we only trusted what we could see, we would definitely be in the scientific dark ages. Most modern science is centered around testing hypothesis for things we can't directly obser...
by IAmTheWalrus
Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Yes, another getting inverted post!
Replies: 12
Views: 14588

Re: Yes, another getting inverted post!

I would refer the original poster to some of the 6.40 model materials found on this board. That has been my preferred model for vaulting and coaching the vault for the past 4 years and I have seen success especially in the swing. I'll leave it to you to read some of the posts and figure out for your...
by IAmTheWalrus
Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - College
Topic: D-1 Outdoor best PV height histogram, by sex
Replies: 6
Views: 17510

Re: D-1 Outdoor best PV height histogram, by sex

LOL!!

Yes I am speaking of an integral. I don't know how I didn't realize that. Thank you for interpreting my gibberish.
by IAmTheWalrus
Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:23 am
Forum: Pole Vault - College
Topic: D-1 Outdoor best PV height histogram, by sex
Replies: 6
Views: 17510

Re: D-1 Outdoor best PV height histogram, by sex

Cool graph, and nice work! Do you think it would work better as a summed graph? I think it's a little weird where the graph dips down around 17' or so and then spikes up again. Clearly anyone who has jumped 17'6 has the capability to jump 17', and so I think that if a data point counted for its own ...
by IAmTheWalrus
Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:00 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: D'Encausse on ideal technique
Replies: 32
Views: 40354

Re: D'Encausse on ideal technique

Ok, I have to chime in here because I'm worried this conversation is going to keep going around in circles, which, while entertaining for a time, is not productive. A few points: 1) There is so much confirmation bias within the Advanced Technique forum that little will be gained by trying to classif...

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