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by golfdane
Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:38 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Video Review
Topic: Need some HELP please!
Replies: 9
Views: 4798

Immediate impression is a very wide grip on the pole. You are also getting under the pole (move back 1-1.5 foot). It should give you a bit more hang time, that should make you load the pole a bit more, making sure you aren't running out of steam on the top (you are peaking early, and it seems a bit ...
by golfdane
Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:50 am
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: Beach vaults growing in the UK
Replies: 1
Views: 1176

That inflatable landing pad looks really cool. We could use one of those for our indoor facilities, which is situated in an arena that is shared with indoor football, badminton, handball, volleyball, basketball and track cycling. Still, it would probably be a matter of seconds before someone spiked ...
by golfdane
Wed Aug 22, 2007 5:32 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Coaches Forum
Topic: GIRLS vs BOYS
Replies: 17
Views: 18373

Hey DJ I agree, that it's PRIMARILY a power/weight issue (that boys in general advance faster and jump higher). I fact, I agree with your entire post. It's not always easy for a coach to gauge the emotions of an athlete, and vicious or taunting namecalling definately won't make the athlete feel more...
by golfdane
Tue Aug 21, 2007 4:36 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Coaches Forum
Topic: GIRLS vs BOYS
Replies: 17
Views: 18373

Greetings DJ I think you are right when we talk PV on elite levels. Elite PV'ers are where they are because they dare, BIG TIME. No doubt about that. However, the original question was why boys IN GENERAL progress faster than girls. I still feel, that even though the most couragious women certainly ...
by golfdane
Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:49 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Coaches Forum
Topic: GIRLS vs BOYS
Replies: 17
Views: 18373

I sense, that it's a power/weight ratio issue as well as a mindset. Boys are stronger, but they also have (in general), a better power/weight ratio. This mean they can achieve a much higher velocity on the runup and plant. Still, jumping higher and higher requires a special mindset. One that is prob...
by golfdane
Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:38 am
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: Stuczynski will never beat ISINBAYEVA in Europe!!
Replies: 21
Views: 8117

I agree with VaultNinja. If an Jen has confidence in her own abilities under any circumstances, is triumph within grasp on any given day. Still, it's my humble opinion, that Isi (at the moment) needs to have a bad day to make it happen. I hope for a more level field. That is, that everybody ups the ...
by golfdane
Sun Aug 19, 2007 7:24 am
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: Stuczynski will never beat ISINBAYEVA in Europe!!
Replies: 21
Views: 8117

Certainly, if any athlete has a mindset as portrayed in the first post, do I see a dark future for american athletes competing in Europe. Sadly. Focusing on negatives never brought up anything good in sports. Eventually, a fair win is the result of doing things more right than your opponent on any g...
by golfdane
Fri Aug 17, 2007 6:51 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: Gymnastics; is it worth it and why?
Replies: 8
Views: 3756

Gymnastics develops a spatial awareness, that is beneficial in both polevaulting and highjump. Some of my most talented youngsters in terms of picking up new ideas, also has a background in doing some form of gymnastics (usually trampoline is very often the toy of choice). Someone who is able to do ...
by golfdane
Sun Aug 12, 2007 3:43 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Beginning Technique
Topic: Stride Length
Replies: 25
Views: 11418

I feel very balanced when wearing the crossover bicycle tubes backpack style. In fact, I feel the urge to lean to much forward, or break in the hip, is greater when wearing the tubes around the waist. IOW, my own experience as well as what I see in the athletes I coach, is that they are very well al...
by golfdane
Sun Aug 12, 2007 3:33 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Beginning Technique
Topic: Stride Length
Replies: 25
Views: 11418

Why is waist better?? We use 2 bicycle tubes worn almost like backpack straps. They form an X on the chest (one is taken over head from the left, and one is taken over head from the right). Makes a really comfortable wear. Still, pulling tires does not promote a quick strike (short plant time when r...

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