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by Decamouse
Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: Olympics!! How to watch/follow in the USA
Replies: 14
Views: 23774

Re: Olympics!! How to watch/follow in the USA

/at the rate the standards keep breaking may not finish tonight
by Decamouse
Sat Jan 16, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: M-F Athletics: Rocket pole?
Replies: 1
Views: 5096

Re: M-F Athletics: Rocket pole?

Is it a good pole - yes - designed similar to a Skypole - except (used to be) made using e glass which makes it very slightly heavier than an s glass pole -- unless you are an elite will not make a difference - good solid durable poles
by Decamouse
Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Pole Vault Safety
Topic: Incidents Involving Winged Box Collars
Replies: 22
Views: 35589

Re: Incidents Involving Winged Box Collars

I have a 2015 Rule book at home and will quote or scan and attach the section -- later tonight 2015 Rule 7 Section 5 Art 14 -- "Plant box padding meeting the applicable ASTM Specification Standards is required and shall cover any hard and unyielding surface including between the planting box an...
by Decamouse
Sun Jun 07, 2015 6:42 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: The Push Plant Issue resurrected!
Replies: 44
Views: 58756

Re: The Push Plant Issue resurrected!

Ok - not saying which is better - young guy - less than 6 months total vault time- started last year got 2 1/2 months in as soph - never touched pole until the start of practice - now Junior - last year pushed all meets - 11 ft vaulter - did start practicing to carry -- this year plan was to carry a...
by Decamouse
Sun May 31, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: Holzdeppe switch to UCS?
Replies: 5
Views: 8762

Re: Holzdeppe switch to UCS?

His recent 580 was on carbon - so right pole for right level of fitness and training
by Decamouse
Thu May 14, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Spiked pole
Replies: 2
Views: 5728

Re: Spiked pole

about as least harmful a spot you can spike a pole -- unless you are holding at the max grip and the spike mark is on the bend (tension) side -side that Carbon FX sticker -- and then you would have to be cranking the bj's out of it -
by Decamouse
Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - High School
Topic: interpretation of rule change
Replies: 12
Views: 18645

Re: interpretation of rule change

Yes - but with the box collar the pole would initially move away - so now it makes it even harder for the official - attempt to push pole back versus the box collar then rebounded back into the crossbar -- not pushing back at all is different -
by Decamouse
Sat Mar 07, 2015 9:05 am
Forum: Pole Vault Safety
Topic: Incidents Involving Winged Box Collars
Replies: 22
Views: 35589

Re: Incidents Involving Winged Box Collars

Some of the wording from the ASTM std -- "allow the pole to bend undisturbed" "5.11 The bend cavity must allow the pole to bend into the corners formed by the sidewalls and the strike plate" -- Which do you think in compliant with these parts of the ASTM standard -- now if we are...
by Decamouse
Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:14 am
Forum: Pole Vault Safety
Topic: Incidents Involving Winged Box Collars
Replies: 22
Views: 35589

Re: Incidents Involving Winged Box Collars

So in your opinion the Gill collar meets this std - or did ASTM appoint you as the person that decides - I will also stated and have for two years that the Gill collar does not meet all of the wording in ASTM std -- this has been relayed to Gill and their upper management contacted to me to discuss ...
by Decamouse
Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: Pole Vault Safety
Topic: Incidents Involving Winged Box Collars
Replies: 22
Views: 35589

Re: Incidents Involving Winged Box Collars

NFHS stated they require compliance with ASTM - it is the manufacture that states they comply -- NCAA stated they need to be version with wings - NFHS does not - so the UCS is acceptable -Gill says/implies that NFHS requires wings which is not true - NFHS requires an ASTM box collar
by Decamouse
Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: Pole Vault Safety
Topic: Incidents Involving Winged Box Collars
Replies: 22
Views: 35589

Re: Incidents Involving Winged Box Collars

Gill continues to advertise that winged collars are required for High School - yes NCAA specifically required them- yet the emails I have from the powers to be at NFHS do not back that up -- also - Wings are not a problem if you fix the design -- posted that almost two years ago - concept is fine - ...
by Decamouse
Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:34 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: GRV: Lavillenie - From Stall Swing to World Record
Replies: 238
Views: 155546

Re: GRV: Lavillenie - From Stall Swing to World Record

"Here F(tens) is the force on the pole, and one can see its greatest at the perpendicular to the ground and grows smaller as the swing progresses" - true statement if the brick wall (top hand grip location on the pole) is fixed (which it is not - since it moves upward and toward the pit - ...

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