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by indestructo
Tue May 11, 2010 10:33 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: what type of pole should a little but fast jumper use?
Replies: 23
Views: 9239

Re: what type of pole should a little but fast jumper use?

If you want to be jumping 17' then go with the 15' 170lb first. I agree with previous posters... power before length. when you get on the pole that is 30+lbs over your weight, then bump the length. And Kirk, good addition on the "broke in" comment. Poles definitely do not get "broken ...
by indestructo
Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:37 am
Forum: Pole Vault - General
Topic: Need Information on Forming a "Club"
Replies: 5
Views: 2220

Re: Need Information on Forming a "Club"

souleman, I wouldn't mind that info too. I'm looking to try to get something up and running in our neck of the woods. I'll drop you an email!
by indestructo
Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:11 am
Forum: Pole Vault - High School
Topic: 2010 NFHS Rules You Should Know for Pole Vault
Replies: 51
Views: 25473

Re: 2010 NFHS Rules You Should Know for Pole Vault

Doesn't the rule allow for a run through after 3 passed heights or 30 mins since the last jump?


I agree with Dan, call the field judge.
by indestructo
Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Beginning Technique
Topic: rockup
Replies: 21
Views: 10723

Re: rockup

If you can, try to get a video posted somewhere, that would make recommending things easier if we can all see whats going on...
by indestructo
Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Beginning Technique
Topic: rockup
Replies: 21
Views: 10723

Re: rockup

At a minimum I would move you to the 12'4" 140 in practice, holding 11ft (since that is where you are holding now...probably lower). As a coach, I couldn't tell an official that you were jumping legally. Your coach is lying to the officials and putting you in danger. If I was officiating that m...
by indestructo
Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Beginning Technique
Topic: rockup
Replies: 21
Views: 10723

Re: rockup

What pole did you jump on yesterday? What are your standards set at? Yes, staying close to the pole will result in a better top end of the vault and a higher jump, but if your bottom end of the vault isn't good, then staying close to the pole will be much harder to accomplish. Essentially you need t...
by indestructo
Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:11 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Beginning Technique
Topic: rockup
Replies: 21
Views: 10723

Re: rockup

Yup, there were at least 2 references to a stiffer pole on here, but I don't think the safety aspect of it was emphasized.

Safety first, then everything else! :yes:
by indestructo
Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:43 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Beginning Technique
Topic: rockup
Replies: 21
Views: 10723

Re: rockup

Bingo! Let your coach know he's welcome to come on this forum and ask around about the best pole to use if he says no. If he won't allow you to change poles, I'm not sure I'd jump for the guy, as much as that stinks to say. He's putting you in danger of injury or worse. If I was officiating a meet t...
by indestructo
Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:45 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Beginning Technique
Topic: rockup
Replies: 21
Views: 10723

Re: rockup

Kirk's right on the money. But my concern is that if you implement what he's telling you on the current pole you are jumping on, you WILL absolutely snap it, especially knowing that you are bending the crap out of it. You are 20 lbs over the weight rating on your pole. You MUST get on a 150 or highe...
by indestructo
Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: Pole Vault - High School
Topic: 2010 NFHS Rules You Should Know for Pole Vault
Replies: 51
Views: 25473

Re: 2010 NFHS Rules You Should Know for Pole Vault

- If is a foul if: - You or your pole knock off the bar What if the vaulter pushes the pole away, the pole is moving back to vertical and the pole catcher misses it, then the wind blows the pole into the bar? Miss or Make? This would probably be a make in my opinion. However, a pole catcher should ...
by indestructo
Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: Illinois
Topic: Who needs a pole vault coach?
Replies: 59
Views: 42686

Re: Who needs a pole vault coach?

Altius' delivery can be harsh but he is on to something. I pulled one statement that I think is representative of your coaching attitude. If that means going from 7' to 7'6" fine. If it means 15' to 16' fantastic. How about "If that means going from 7' to 7'6" fantastic! If that means...

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