Iphone Pole Vault App out, Droid Version out also

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Iphone Pole Vault App out, Droid Version out also

Unread postby CoachAlBerardi » Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:35 pm

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pole-vau ... 46489?mt=8

https://market.android.com/details?id=c ... vcompanion

the droid app for pole vault is now available on iphone and ipad.

the app is not an 'officials tool' and is recreational, however its down rounding matches the IAAF, USATF and NCAA conversion charts based on the international weights and measures conversions between Imperial and Metric so that you can follow the action this olympics w/ precise calculated conversions, or follow your own kids at their local meet. you can use it durring practice to memorize your standards in cm and inches so going into a meet you are prepared no matter what, and you can get your coach to use it during the meet in case he/she forgets the math. ENJOY!

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Re: Iphone Pole Vault App out, Droid Version out also

Unread postby artparry » Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:41 pm

I just downloaded the Droid version. It works great! Easy to use. You can set the metric height and it will show the feet/inches or set the feet/inches and get the metric. The only negative is that the app only goes to a height of 6.41 (21 feet). Which is plenty for pole vaulter's. However, since a lot of us are involved with additional events it would be nice to see the conversion scale go higher for use with the long jump and triple jump, shot, javlin, etc.
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Re: Iphone Pole Vault App out, Droid Version out also

Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:53 pm

artparry wrote:I just downloaded the Droid version. It works great! Easy to use. You can set the metric height and it will show the feet/inches or set the feet/inches and get the metric. The only negative is that the app only goes to a height of 6.41 (21 feet). Which is plenty for pole vaulter's. However, since a lot of us are involved with additional events it would be nice to see the conversion scale go higher for use with the long jump and triple jump, shot, javlin, etc.


I believe the plan is to get the app consistent with the official metric/english and english to metric conversions for pole vault. Vertical jumps use different conversions than horizontal jumps and throws, and long throws are a little different than short throws. So what you're asking may be a little outside the scope of what this particular app is trying to do.

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Re: Iphone Pole Vault App out, Droid Version out also

Unread postby CB » Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:28 am

Is it possible to start at 6 feet instead of 9 feed in bar height.

In Europe we have a lot of questions about the weight label of the pole. So maybe another conversion can be added. Conversion of pole vault poles from LBS to KG. Starting at 70 LBS / 32 kg and ending at 220 LBS / 100 kg.


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