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by DLM
Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Pole Vault - General
Topic: Pole Vault Words - Instructional and Inspirational
Replies: 3
Views: 11599

Re: Pole Vault Words - Instructional and Inspirational

I remind the kid I coach that it's not how you handle the success's, but the failures that make use who we are. because we all will miss a height sooner or later. the object is to keep learning and try again.

Dan M.
by DLM
Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Sales Forum
Topic: Pit for sale great condition
Replies: 2
Views: 2347

Re: Pit for sale great condition

where,and do you have photo's.
by DLM
Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Physics Based Critique of the Petrov Method
Replies: 89
Views: 84739

Re: Physics Based Critique of the Petrov Method

kirk you are absolutely right in regard to the loss of energy if you are not stretched tall at takeoff, I am a coach of high schools vaulter both girls and boys and I still jump, in part because it is just fun, but also to show them that while I am older, slower, and probably with less vertical jump...
by DLM
Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: What is your correct takeoff point?
Replies: 62
Views: 72143

Re: What is your correct takeoff point?

I think I will weight in on this one. while my opinion is not based on science, it is based on observation as a coach. I am a believer in both a free take off and a per jump, for these reasons. first if you are causing the pole to bend by your action then you are under even if it is ever so slight a...
by DLM
Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:23 am
Forum: Pole Vault - USA Elite
Topic: Charlies Challenge
Replies: 21
Views: 16856

Re: Charlies Challenge

I read all of this and it drives me nuts. just because we don't have any vaulter going above Sergei record does not mean that they are not great vaulters or that they don't have great coaches. It just goes to show how unique and great of an athlete Sergei was. It is true that records are meant to be...
by DLM
Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: running schedule
Replies: 7
Views: 4816

Re: running schedule

here is what I like my vaulters to do, for the boy's I have them run with a 4 foot long 1 inch diameter plastic pipe filled with sand for the Girls it is 3 foot long. I have them do 11 left or right step runs depending on if you are left or fight handed, building up speed to max at 7 or 8 steps and ...
by DLM
Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - High School
Topic: Use of raised runway for outdoor track (SC)
Replies: 14
Views: 13220

Re: Use of raised runway for outdoor track (SC)

That's not true that it will mess up your vaulters, you just must remind your vaulters that their starting points may be different because of the possible fast runway. There are alot of vaulters that train on them, including the pro's.
by DLM
Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Top pad replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 4857

Re: Top pad replacement

We replaced our top pad and rain cover 2 years ago. Cost was around $4500.00. ours was for a port-a-pit. not sure who our head coach contacted.
by DLM
Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Video Review
Topic: 16' PR any advice welcome
Replies: 16
Views: 7257

Re: 16' PR any advice welcome

What I see in your jump is that you are under for my taste, which causes your take off to be up and through or even a little below your lower hand. I am an advacate of a free take off. If you moved your take off point so that you where able to jump through your upper and lower hand, the (window as w...
by DLM
Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:06 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Blisters
Replies: 2
Views: 3349

Re: Blisters

use a racquetball glove. they grip well and will allow your hand to heal. I use them every once in awhile. but remember, you can not use them in competition if you are in high school.
by DLM
Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Washington
Topic: Summer Meets / Beach Vaults?
Replies: 2
Views: 7847

Re: Summer Meets / Beach Vaults?

The senior games, for vaulters over 50 will be held July 28, at the Tumwater high Stadium.
by DLM
Mon May 14, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Question of too much bend???
Replies: 5
Views: 3718

Re: Question of too much bend???

As DJ said, you look to be under on your run, the pole is starting to bend before you finish your run, so you are bending your pole long before you can jump. a free jump would help your vaulting and lessen the bend in the pole at the height you are at. Practice your steps on the track until you get ...

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