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by willrieffer
Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: What is your correct takeoff point?
Replies: 62
Views: 90769

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 ...
by willrieffer
Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Physics Based Critique of the Petrov Method
Replies: 89
Views: 108651

Re: Physics Based Critique of the Petrov Method

Yes, you can be under a bit and still pull off a good clearance - especially if the bar is well under your potential PR. I interpret this paradox as to reach your POTENTIAL PR, according to the laws of physics applied in concert with your physical attributes (speed, strength, technique ...) you nee...
by willrieffer
Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Physics Based Critique of the Petrov Method
Replies: 89
Views: 108651

Re: Physics Based Critique of the Petrov Method

Kirk, Thanks for the assist. In fact I feel I need to post my revision from our other discussion here. ... Bubka may have preached the "free take off" but he did not practice it, at least as far as its described, in that if you simply look at the vids in vault after vault his pole starts b...
by willrieffer
Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: is there such thing as to much swing
Replies: 12
Views: 9222

Re: is there such thing as too much swing

... Bubka may have preached the "free take off" but he did not practice it, at least as far as its described, in that if you simply look at the vids in vault after vault his pole starts bending about as soon as his take off foot hits the ground. I contend from a physics standpoint this is...
by willrieffer
Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:36 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: What is your correct takeoff point?
Replies: 62
Views: 90769

Re: What is your correct takeoff point?

Okay... Despite the breathtaking nature of PVStudents work, alas, questions remain. 1)There is some amount of time devoted to being able to spot such pre-take off events. I will advance something different as per Bubka. He, and those practicing that strategy did not always achieve what they were str...
by willrieffer
Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:14 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Physics Based Critique of the Petrov Method
Replies: 89
Views: 108651

Physics Based Critique of the Petrov Method

First... I learned to vault with Rick Attig while he was still at Raytown South at camp. I was a MO HS vaulter with a meet PR in HS of 15'. At Attig's camp I went through 13 poles in one day, flew over 15' 6" by a foot before turning my ankle. Rick once told someone that I was the most powerful...
by willrieffer
Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: is there such thing as to much swing
Replies: 12
Views: 9222

Re: is there such thing as to much swing

Well, I've about figured out that I'm really going to get into it with the Petrov crowd... First... I learned to vault with Rick Attig while he was still at Raytown South at camp. I was a MO HS vaulter with a meet PR in HS of 15'. At Attig's camp I went through 13 poles in one day, flew over 15' 6&q...
by willrieffer
Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:56 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: is there such thing as to much swing
Replies: 12
Views: 9222

Re: is there such thing as to much swing

Just a few more things that came to mind. When you give a kid a short and have them do the motion in relation to the body, what would you call it besides "rowing"? Sometimes the more detailed explanation is the most useless one. You could give a kid a PhD dissertation on the physics of the...
by willrieffer
Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - General
Topic: Chronicles
Replies: 8
Views: 11562

Re: Chronicles

Great stuff. Keep on brother.

When I was 12 my mother committed suicide. Sports and pole vaulting carried me a long way. Then it all came crashing down on me as well. Life. Relationships. Depression.

Right now its spring and I'm out teaching some kids to pole vault. Things couldn't be better!

Will
by willrieffer
Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: is there such thing as to much swing
Replies: 12
Views: 9222

Re: is there such thing as to much swing

When a gymnast swings on a high bar they never have to close the angle of the shoulder to the torso, something vaulters do have to do to get their hips over their hands with the proximity of the pole. The question remains if this necessitates "rowing", a problem I confronted as a college v...
by willrieffer
Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: North and Central Regions
Topic: Did anyone catch the MISSOURI STATE TRACK MEET?
Replies: 8
Views: 22484

Re: Did anyone catch the MISSOURI STATE TRACK MEET?

In 1982 and 1983 I participated in Raytown Souths pole vault camp. Rick Attig recruited me from the state meet where I jumped 12"6" as a soph for DeSoto...and off the wrong foot! One year I gave Jeff Hartwig a ride home from camp. He was maybe a freshman and he cleared 9'6" or somethi...

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