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by Skyin' Brian
Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:27 am
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: Women's PV Final - 6:30am eastern, 3:30am Pacific
Replies: 103
Views: 15317

The WCSN commentators think Polnova got called for Volzing. I did not see that on the video. First time I can recall a woman being called for that in a major meet. I don't think there's any way she could've done that. The bar was still bouncing on the pegs when she was a meter below on the way down...
by Skyin' Brian
Sat Aug 18, 2007 3:26 pm
Forum: General Track and Field
Topic: IAAF Fantasy Athletics
Replies: 1
Views: 4215

IAAF Fantasy Athletics

http://osaka2007.iaaf.org/community/index.html

Anybody else sign up for this contest?
by Skyin' Brian
Sun Jul 15, 2007 1:53 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: next pole?
Replies: 15
Views: 5935

I know that we need to go up in length. So the next pole should be a 14'7" pole. Next question, carbon or not? Is carbon worth an extra $100 on a 14'7" pole? This question, I can answer...No! save the $$ and put it towards the next next pole when the time comes. Of course, sometimes it de...
by Skyin' Brian
Sat Jul 14, 2007 11:54 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: next pole?
Replies: 15
Views: 5935

I bought Jonathan a stiff 14' 165 Skypole while we were at Bell Athletics last week. He used it today at a meet. He's jumping real high with it, just landing a little shallow. (standards at 18") His grip is 13'9". Here's the kicker, we won a free Essex pole in the raffle. What size should...
by Skyin' Brian
Sat Jun 30, 2007 6:17 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: considering a mystic?
Replies: 7
Views: 2541

If it were me I would save money and go Skypole. If money is no object though or if somebody else was paying, nothing wrong with carbon. Just keep in mind that getting the pole size is more important than the color of the pole (although those new silver ones do look sweet).
by Skyin' Brian
Mon Jun 25, 2007 6:04 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: whats your favorite spike?
Replies: 7
Views: 3760

Can't go wrong with 1/4 inch pyramid although I've always been partial to Ceramic Omni-Lite 1/4" Christmas Tree spikes in the color Olympic Gold (yeah, dreaming I know but that is what is in my shoes). http://www.omni-lite.com/usage.php If you are taking shoes, I have yet to find a pair I liked...
by Skyin' Brian
Sun Jun 24, 2007 8:15 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - USA Elite
Topic: USATF Women - Live updates beginning at noon eastern
Replies: 164
Views: 31628

I am typing without consulting the rules, but I believe that heights in jump offs for first place do count for finishing height. The jump off above was not for place but for the spot on the team. So, I would think that the result would stand as a tie for 3rd place at 435. The 3rd placer clearing hig...
by Skyin' Brian
Sun Jun 24, 2007 12:25 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - USA Elite
Topic: USATF Women - Live updates beginning at noon eastern
Replies: 164
Views: 31628

Yes, but how brave is that to be the one dissenter! She must jump really well in headwinds :confused:
by Skyin' Brian
Sat Jun 23, 2007 8:37 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Hmmm.. Girl or Guy poles?
Replies: 18
Views: 6615

There is no such thing as a "girl's pole," but make sure you don't get stuck with a left handed pole, jumping on one of those if you are right handed can be dangerous. Of course, no matter the label, for even a 15' pole i doubt that the carbon is worth the extra cost unless you got one on ...
by Skyin' Brian
Thu Nov 16, 2006 7:53 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: Power Clean Bars
Replies: 16
Views: 5952

My favorite flavor used to be chocolate, but lately i really like that new flavor -- cappuccino
by Skyin' Brian
Sat Nov 04, 2006 12:12 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: Front Lever Pullups
Replies: 14
Views: 6884

Re: One arm pull ups

Has anyone ever seen anyone do a true one arm pull up (not one hand on the bar and other hand holding on to wrist)? I remember hearing that only like one in a "million" can do one. Oh yeah, has to be done from a dead hang, no swinging. Would really like to see video if anyone has it. Than...
by Skyin' Brian
Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:41 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - General
Topic: Golfer compared to 40' pole vaulter
Replies: 12
Views: 5667

that may be true, but I could go on for a long time about how great Gary Kasparov was, but that still wouldn't make him an athlete

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