Tkeoff machine/ portable high bar

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Tkeoff machine/ portable high bar

Unread postby KYLE ELLIS » Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:24 pm

I am looking for a couple of takeoff machines or portable high bars... If you have ones you want to see or if you can recommend me to a good website that sells them please let me know. Thanks
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Re: Tkeoff machine/ portable high bar

Unread postby jpspills » Tue Oct 07, 2014 12:16 pm

Hi Kyle,

I've not seen something in the market that truly replicates the plant.
I have been working with a design engineer on a prototype. He needs about $1,500 to deliver a prototype.
Have you thought of building something custom and adjustable for each vaulter's frame?
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Re: Tkeoff machine/ portable high bar

Unread postby GasPasser » Tue Oct 07, 2014 2:14 pm

Portable and sturdy are at odds with each other.

There was this posting last month of a home design. Dan does build and sell them: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=48354

Another that I've seen/used in person is also a homebuilt design, but not very portable: http://www.polevaultfactory.com/PoleVau ... Tower.html
I'm sure Alan would share dimensions and specs with you if you contacted him. He's a great guy.

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Re: Tkeoff machine/ portable high bar

Unread postby Victory Sports » Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:26 pm

Contact Ryan Hays or Tom Hays.... Take off Bar! Find videos of it on VaultUnitied.com

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Re: Tkeoff machine/ portable high bar

Unread postby KirkB » Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:22 pm

Victory Sports wrote:Contact Ryan Hays or Tom Hays.... Take off Bar! Find videos of it on VaultUnitied.com

This is too vague.

If you want us to find these vids, you'll have to give us more precision than this mistyped URL.

For example, if it was a "take off bar" for sale by "Vault United", then it should be in their story, on this page: https://vaultunited.com/store-2/#!/Equipment/c/2708899/offset=0&sort=normal. But it's not.

If there's vids of someone using a take off bar, then please quote the URL of the vids. A quick glance thru the vids doesn't show any that have "take off bar" in the title.

I don't know why anyone would want to contact Ryan or Doug Hays about this topic without first seeing at least a pic of this mysterious "take off bar".

Please enlighten us.

Thanks.

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Re: Tkeoff machine/ portable high bar

Unread postby heath7926 » Thu Oct 09, 2014 5:52 pm

I didn't see the high-bar for sale on their site, but here is the video and a photo.

High Bar Video http://youtu.be/HtP-a0qcLv4

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Re: Tkeoff machine/ portable high bar

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Re: Tkeoff machine/ portable high bar

Unread postby KirkB » Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:01 pm

Nice! :yes:

I like the addition of the rings, which gives you a more natural grip than the straight high-bar.

And having the entire apparatus on wheels lets it give, which I think is closer to a real vault than a stationary bar. But this is only for the initial impact, when the pole hits the box. For the whip to inversion, I think I still favour a stationary bar. You can see in the vid that it gets a bit awkward as he inverts, as the apparatus slows down.

Perhaps ideal (in my mind at least) would be to put a stopper on it, so that it stops to an abrupt halt a couple feet after wheeling forward. This is easily done by tying a rope to it so that the rope stops it; or having the front wheels hit some barricade (such as a wall). :idea:

Being on wheels, you could easily move this outdoors to the pit too, for warmups and coaching!

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Re: Tkeoff machine/ portable high bar

Unread postby KYLE ELLIS » Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:31 pm

Actually I came for help because They don't have any of the takeoff machines available right now. They are in bewtween builders now or something like that.
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Re: Tkeoff machine/ portable high bar

Unread postby Victory Sports » Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:43 pm

*Heath, You are a stud, if you seek you will find... *Kirk, I wasn't the one looking so I wasn't searching for the URL's myself... Plus I know Kyle well enough to know he knows how to use a search engine and he can locate what he was looking for... Best luck! Keep us posted.


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