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by master
Wed Mar 02, 2005 2:32 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Butt plugs - should I care?
Replies: 10
Views: 3108

Butt plugs - should I care?

Are there advantages or disadvantages to various butt plugs? Do the materials they are made of make a difference? In what way? What effect does the hardness of the material have? Is the primary difference just a matter of how durable they are or does it make a difference in a vaulter's jumps?
by master
Mon Feb 28, 2005 2:18 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Beginning Technique
Topic: Looking @ the bar
Replies: 14
Views: 4725

Just to understand, would keeping your head in it's normal (as it is when your are not vaulting) position relative to your torso be bad? Would you consider that "throwing your head back"?
by master
Mon Feb 28, 2005 2:08 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Beginning Technique
Topic: Looking @ the bar
Replies: 14
Views: 4725

Where to look during the jump?

Looking at the bar makes at almost impossible for me to get properly inverted. But that continues to be a difficult habit for me to break. If you want to see an extreme example of not looking at the bar, just watch the two videos of Tommy Skipper posted on the site. I am trying to learn to look up b...
by master
Thu Feb 10, 2005 2:39 am
Forum: Pole Vault - General
Topic: How did YOU do at Reno?
Replies: 21
Views: 5634

Reno was a great experience for me. This was my first time. But I didn't jump as well as I should have. I jump in masters and the way they grouped us for the competition was by height cleared in the past year. This puts a lot of different age groups together so other people in your age group could b...
by master
Thu Feb 10, 2005 2:31 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Tennis Balls?
Replies: 21
Views: 7071

I have numbers on my tennis ball halves. They correspond to the number of lefts that they mark. I have been concerned that they could be moved accidently so I sometimes put a piece of tape down also, although I'm not sure that does much good.
by master
Thu Feb 10, 2005 2:22 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: Shoulder Impingement Syndrome...?
Replies: 17
Views: 7452

I have been dealing with a similar problem for a year or two. Evaluation of my shoulder by doctors and machines says my right shoulder joint is rather loose, partly because of my age. But I have been able to work through it. For me, the first thing is to get the inflamation down. That can be done wi...
by master
Sat Feb 05, 2005 1:39 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Grip tape
Replies: 38
Views: 12961

.... I was bringing a can of lighter fluid with me (zippo type) I'd squirt a little on top of the tape and "work" it alittle and it would revive the sticky that was on and in the tape............Mike A fellow masters vaulter I jump with uses lighter fluid as you describe. He did that back when he w...
by master
Sat Feb 05, 2005 3:44 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Flying With Poles
Replies: 26
Views: 11700

Thanks for collecting and posting this very useful information. I will use it if I am fortunate enough to be able to travel to Hawaii this year for the Masters Nationals.
by master
Sat Feb 05, 2005 3:24 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Steps vs. Strides
Replies: 31
Views: 16205

Ok, I used to start my runs about 110' back of the box. Figuring that my stride was roughly 6 feet means that my steps were roughly 9 lefts?Mike Don't forget to subtract the distance your take off foot is back from the box before you do your calculation. For example if your take off is from 11 feet...

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