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by golfdane
Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: What is your correct takeoff point?
Replies: 62
Views: 110156

Re: What is your correct takeoff point?

Kirk, there's a big difference in 'accelerating INTO the take-off', and 'accelerating at take-off'. Roman is arguing, that the free pole drop facilitates accelerating on the last few steps, but also (correctly) points out, that the take-off itself (assuming a take-off angle higher than a few percent...
by golfdane
Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:25 am
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: RIP Pekka Dahlhojd
Replies: 4
Views: 6911

Re: RIP Pekka Dahlhojd

I have known Pekka since 2008-2009, and have never met someone more committed to pole vault. It is a huge loss to those he impacted on a daily basis, as well as those of us who only met him at meetings or championships or on Facebook. Pekka cared more than most, regardless of anything. He will be re...
by golfdane
Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:58 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: What is your correct takeoff point?
Replies: 62
Views: 110156

Re: What is your correct takeoff point?

Patience.

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by golfdane
Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: blankenship's swing.
Replies: 4
Views: 6499

Re: blankenship's swing.

Well, his swing has been much more radical. Just check his performance at World Youth Championships in Lille, France:
http://youtu.be/3zAI2NY7MBI
by golfdane
Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:37 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Problems pushing the pole
Replies: 6
Views: 7211

Re: Problems pushing the pole

Semantics.... Of course there is a push! It just depends what you mean by pushing. The vaulter tries to "push" the pole towards vertical at takeoff. This energy is transferred through the hands. I'd like to say, that this energy is located in the lower chest, and the best way to maintain a...
by golfdane
Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Does the Russian model represent ideal technique?
Replies: 110
Views: 61107

Re: Does the Russian model represent ideal technique?

The direction of the bend is not relevant in regards to the direction of force or energy. The bend does not point in the direction of the stored energy of the pole. The thrust vector of this stored energy goes from the bottom of the pole to the top hand (or somewhere in between the hand, depending o...
by golfdane
Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: Steve Hooker
Replies: 52
Views: 28069

Re: Steve Hooker

hye sounds like what your saying is the weight of the pole ends up "slowing" the run slightly? which would mean he needs to move in (closer "MID"-six step), which to do and know this he needs to be "catching" a six step "MID"... the weight would be the only f...
by golfdane
Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:13 am
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: WJR Men Finals - Da Silva, Horvat, Barber 5.55
Replies: 23
Views: 11174

Re: WJR Men Finals - Da Silva, Horvat, Barber 5.55

http://youtu.be/ufx9s-QlH7c My Panasonic HD cam ran out of battery, so I had to resort to my iPad, which hasn't any zoom capabilities. There were quite a lot of scary moments, that I didn't get on video. Kirillov had a jump with full inversion, where he had no penetration at all. He was extremely l...
by golfdane
Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: World Champs Women - Live updates here
Replies: 25
Views: 10274

Re: World Champs Women - Live updates here

rainbowgirl28 wrote:Oh dear :(

Athletics Weekly ‏ @AthleticsWeekly
Looks like Ukraine's Hanna Shelekh, the No.2 junior pole vaulter of all-time, has broken her arm in the pole vault.

Damn, damn, damn......
Never let go.......
by golfdane
Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: World Champs Women - Live updates here
Replies: 25
Views: 10274

Re: World Champs Women - Live updates here

Shelekh out. Bad miss: No penetration and let go of the pole. Landed in the box. Hopefully, it's not as bad as it looked, but I doubt it.
by golfdane
Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:51 am
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: Liévin Feb 14th
Replies: 8
Views: 4553

Re: Liévin Feb 14th

At 1:29 can you see Isinbayeva's 2nd attempt at 4.71m.
http://youtu.be/g-XSctrSpkY
Still "taking off" under. Not as tight on top, like she used to be. Any video of the 4.81 clearance?
by golfdane
Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:31 am
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: New IAAF rule
Replies: 22
Views: 16864

Re: New IAAF rule

I can only assume that the people that made this rule truly hate the event of pole vault and pole vaulters and would like to see such an increase of injuries that the event can be banned. I think they must have thought of the rule by attending a baseball game and watching pitchers warm-up between e...

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