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by Rhino
Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: WEIGHT RATINGS on poles 2010 NFHS RULES
Replies: 10
Views: 5695

Re: WEIGHT RATINGS on poles 2010 NFHS RULES

So, does this mean a perfectly fine pole from the 80's cannot be used in competition any longer just because the ring can't be replaced/added? Very few of our poles (I vaulted on these particular poles) had more than etchings for length and weight rating. I find that this pretty much flies in the f...
by Rhino
Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Help buying bigger pole!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1967

Re: Help buying bigger pole!!

I have a Pacer III 165 that has been labeled and is high school legal in Palm Coast, FL. My Spirit 165 is in Missouri and I will be bringing those poles home in 2 or 3 weeks.

Also, I have an Essx 14' 7" 178 that is slightly stiffer than a 15' 165 (in Florida).

PM me if you would like.
by Rhino
Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Help buying bigger pole!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1967

Re: Help buying bigger pole!!

Where are you? I have a series of Spirit poles from 150 to 165 lb. Some are in Florida and some are in Missouri. They are all for sale. I think a pole with a flex in the 18s is what you need (about a 15' 165 in Spirit).
by Rhino
Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:17 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - High School
Topic: Weighing vaulters....
Replies: 71
Views: 44079

Re: Weighing vaulters....

:idea: I have an idea!! Let's make a rule that the pole must be rated 20 lbs over the vaulter's weight!! Then let's disqualify anyone who lands outside the PLZ!! Then let's count it as a miss if the vaulter doesn't go over the middle 3 feet of the crossbar!! Let's require masters degrees of all coac...
by Rhino
Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:48 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Max Hand Grip
Replies: 5
Views: 1978

Re: Max Hand Grip

Yes, holding over the weight band is dangerous only for high school vaulters.
by Rhino
Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: Automatic Standards - SHOULD BE BANNED
Replies: 18
Views: 7082

Re: Automatic Standards - SHOULD BE BANNED

That being said, rather than banning them altogether, I think that they should be analyzed to figure out what is causing them to fail so often. Once the weak point(s) is/are established, the engineer should go back to the drawing board and redesign them in a more proper manner, changing what needs ...
by Rhino
Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Pole Markings - Where Are They?
Replies: 10
Views: 3196

Re: Pole Markings - Where Are They?

Rainbow Girl, I was pretty sure the wording prohibited holding above the label, not on it. What is the wording?
by Rhino
Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Pole Markings - Where Are They?
Replies: 10
Views: 3196

Re: Pole Markings - Where Are They?

The yellow band that lists the Max Weight, etc. is the upper handhold mark (top of the band). If it is at the top of the pole, the top of the pole is the max handhold, which is the way it should be, because to buy six inches of pole that you can't use seems silly to me.
by Rhino
Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: Sales Forum
Topic: Ohio, poles for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 6294

Re: Ohio, poles for sale

I am interested in the 12' 4" 120 and 130. Please PM me if you still have them for sale.
by Rhino
Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:14 am
Forum: Pole Vault Safety
Topic: High School Vaulting in the Rain
Replies: 24
Views: 27098

Re: High School Vaulting in the Rain

You've got it, Kirk. Use judgement. We don't need the central government to tell whether or not we vault. Meet officials determine if the vault will be held. The athletes determine if they will participate.
by Rhino
Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: Pole Vault Safety
Topic: High School Vaulting in the Rain
Replies: 24
Views: 27098

Re: High School Vaulting in the Rain

Let them vault!!! My first gold medal was won in a driving rainstorm. I was still a stiff-poler, so it was no problem to grip down and clear 10' (I was about an 11' 6" vaulter at the time). I beat the guy who went on to place second at state that year. I am sure he was not as ashamed to lose in...
by Rhino
Sat Dec 05, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: Sales Forum
Topic: 14' 130lb Needed
Replies: 4
Views: 1913

Re: 14' 130lb Needed

I have a Spirit 14-130 that I would like to sell. It is in excellent condition, but doesn't have a weight sticker. I am in Florida.

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